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12th September 2014

Spotted - Southsea Deckchairs at Southampton Boat Show

9th September 2014

Review: Bespoke Slings

For those who are unaware, we provide a service that produces bespoke slings for your existing chairs! If you are interested in a Bespoke sling, then it is best if you post us the existing slings of one of your chairs. This will allow us create a replacement that is as close to the original as possible.

To make an enquiry, simply email: info@deckchairs.co.uk

"To all at Southsea Deckchairs,

 We brought a high quality set of patio furniture with us from America several years ago. This included six chairs and two sun loungers. As happens, the material rotted in time and needed to be replaced. We spent a lot of time trying to find a service to replace them, but without success - until we came across Southsea Deckchairs. Having found them, the staff quickly helped us determine what fabrics were available. They then ensured we understood how to get the old covers removed and shipped so that new, bespoke covers could be made that would fit our chairs exactly. They supplied fabric swatches to help us make our choice and them were very prompt in manufacturing the new covers and shipping them to us. They ensure that we also got back the items that we had sent it - this was crucial for us to be able to fit the new covers into our chairs.

All of this was done in a very short period of time and at a very fair price indeed. We couldn’t have done this without the great help and fantastic communication we received from Sian and all the team, so thank you all very much. Once I’ve finished repainting the frames and refitting the covers, it will be like having a brand new garden furniture suite!

 Thank you so much for simply excellent service, it’s very much appreciated

 Pete & Sue S., Somerset"

19th August 2014

Reuters Filming: "Deckchair Maker's Life Beyond the Beach"

First to film us was Reuters (an international news agency), who came to see the chairs being produced. The film focused on how soaring summer temperatures are swelling orders here, focusing on how we are Britain’s only deckchair manufacturer. Generally, emphasis is placed on how we have branched out into fashion export.

In the video, Stephen Davies (the founder of Southsea Deckchairs) states:

"Things move on. That's how it used to be but as a company we've adapted to that gradually over the years and as one market declines news ones have sprung up. I think it's just a question of identifying and finding out what they are."

Reuters Interviewed Stephen on the founding of Southsea Deckchairs in the early 80's. Back then there were just four patterns to choose from. And they turned out 100 chairs a year. Today there we have over 200 different designs, producing more than 10,000 chairs. A sunny summer has helped boost sales. So does an online presence. But the real transformation has come from collaborations with some of the UK's best-loved brands. Fred Perry, Clarks shoes and London department store Liberty have all worked with Southsea. Reuters concludes with how we have turned some of the most iconic patterns into fashion favourites.

Click here to watch the video.

29th April 2014

Win a Southsea Deckchair with @TheDeckLondon

Do you fancy being in with a chance of winning a stunning Southsea deckchair? 

The Deck, National Theatre London want to know where you are heading on holiday this summer and if you see a deckchair send them a picture on Facebook or Twitter and use the hashtag #Deckchaironhol. The winner will be for the best picture and will be announced in September giving you plenty of time to get down to the beach or park and find one!