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Surrey County Show 2011

Posted by admin on Jun 10, 2011 under Uncategorized

What a great day we had in Guilford at the County Show, the sun was almost shining and what a superb turnout for this one day event.

See you again in 2012!

Hertfordshire County Show

Posted by admin on Jun 10, 2011 under Uncategorized

Did you come and see our stand at the Hertfordshire Country Show 2011? It was a good turnout despite the wet weather. We had the stunning Bermuda teak and granite table on view which received great reviews and feedback from people.

Ivor Cullen (78), Our Backbone.

Posted by admin on Jan 28, 2010 under Uncategorized

For the first time, I noticed yesterday that the daylight seems to be pushing the boundaries against the darkness and cold. I can always tell that spring is on its way when our solar lights outside the front of our house actually manage enough battery charge to light up, as briefly as it may currently be. Looking at the Faraway website statistics it confirms my hunch that people are already on the lookout for a nice garden furniture set. Who can blame them? With our short summers, it’s even more important we make the most of it and what better way to do that than with a set of teak garden furniture that would make you brush your hand against it every time you walk by? I would highly recommend however, that before you make any buying decisions, that you should read our Teak Furniture Advice page. It was written by our very own Ivor Cullen who has been building boats in Scotland using Teak and Oak since he was 14 years old! He is, this year celebrating his 78th birthday. There is nothing there is to know about teak that Ivor does not know. It never ceases to amaze me how, at the age of 78 years young, he is still as enthusiastic about teak as he was when he first picked up a chisel and mallet. He reads and replies each and every email sent to him for advice from customers and non customers alike. He has helped many people who have been bitten by unscrupulous e-tailers who sell cheap teak that falls apart after a few weeks by writing his expert opinion on the teak and manufacturing process and the reasons for the eventual failure. He has even gone as far as appearing in court as an expert in his field to help one particular gentlemen get his money back from a well know e-tailer (since than they are now trading under a different name) He has done a great job as our quality control officer, and emphasising and supporting our good old fashioned customer service ethos. We love you Ivor and hope you can be with us for at least another 10 years.

Competition Update: Congrats To Debby Morris from Humberside!

Posted by admin on Jan 19, 2010 under Uncategorized

Debby Morris is one of a total of 146 successful entries that we received to our “win an Antigua set worth £1500” competition. She was picked out of a bag this morning and notified. We have not heard back from her as of yet. Let’s hope she remembers that she entered the competition and not assumed it was some sort of hoax. I will call her first thing in the morning to try again.

In the mean time, we have just announced our next competition and this time you can win a complete 8 seater indoor solid teak dining set, The Maui. A real stunning piece of furniture currently selling for £1200. To enter, please visit this page: Competition Page

The only tip I can give you is that the name is NOT on the blog but on the main site. We have already had 6 correct answers. Good luck everyone.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Charity ideas

Posted by admin on Dec 26, 2009 under Uncategorized

Every year Faraway Furniture picks a good cause and we raffle a teak set and send the proceeds to our chosen charity. In 2007 and 2008, with the help of IPC Magazines and Marketforce, we sent over £500 to Wheelpower and another £500 for Down’s Syndrome Association repectivly. This year, without going into too much detail, we hold Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children very close to our heart and therefore we have decided to appoint them as our 2009/2010 charity recipient. The problem we have is that we have run out of ideas on the best way of raising money. One idea was to sell raffle tickets for a grand prize of one of our teak garden sets or indoor sets up to a value of £1500. If you have a good idea on how we can raise as much money as possible for such a great cause, we would be very grateful if you let us know.

Customer Feedback?

Posted by admin on Dec 26, 2009 under Uncategorized

 We love hearing from our customers. If you have a story to tell about your experience with Faraway Furniture, we would love to hear from you! Please send all comments and pictures if you have any to admin@farawayfurniture.com and we will publish your story on our blog! Each published story will receive a free tin of Teak Wonder! We especially love to hear about our delivery men, and anything that makes them look silly will be a bonus! 🙂 (Yes Norbert, we heard about you slipping into the frozen pond.)

Journey To Wales

Posted by admin on Dec 26, 2009 under Uncategorized

Around this time last year, our drivers came back from a delivery to a sleepy little village called Talley in Wales. I will let the pictures do the talking but if you have any information with regards to the ruin in the pictures, please feel free to update us with the information. Our tradesmen are quite good at taking pictures and will tell you anything you want to know about Teak (imagine how exciting our Christmas party is!), but when it comes to remembering a bit of historical information from an interesting site, you might as well ask the Telly Tubbies for a more comprehensive answer.

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Welcome To Faraway Furniture™ Blog

Posted by admin on Dec 26, 2009 under Uncategorized

We thought it would be a good idea to have a blog where we can informally have a chat with our customers and readers. A place where we can tell you about some of the places our drivers have been too when delivering our fine teak garden furniture. They all have cameras with them and they often come with some very interesting pictures and stories of faraway places they have been to and seen. I am often amazed at some of those pictures, and I really never realised there are such lovely places out there on our little island. We would also be using this blog to announce new furniture designs that will be coming soon, the odd article written by one of our Teak experts on subjects such as maintenance, what to look for when buying teak and much more.