Established in 1981 by chairman and founder Jack Whiteley, Glencrest Seatex Garden Furniture have become a leading manufacturing and UK trade supplier of Garden Furniture and garden accessories.
By priding ourselves on fantastic quality, superb design and generous proportions at great value for money, our brand "Katie Blake" has become renowned throughout the UK.
Having outgrown our premises in Wickford, we moved to our 45,000 sq. ft Warehouse/Offices & 3,500 sq. ft Showroom, Seatex House, in Eastwood, Southend.
The move allowed us to expand extensively and we have added to our comprehensive range of garden furniture Seville & Sandringham with NEW 2020 Henley, Millan, and Mayberry collections.
We exhibit our collections at Solex Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham every year and continue to regularly exhibit at other prestigious Trade Shows throughout the UK. We have a full time Field Sales Team and our Showroom is open all year round;- Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm (excluding bank holidays)
We have our own Katie Blake delivery trucks delivering nationwide and we use preferred national carriers. Our staff are very knowledgeable about our garden furniture products and are pleased to offer advice.
We give a full 10-year Guarantee against faulty workmanship for both the frames and the Rattan Weave.
Katie Blake Furniture is virtually maintenance free and requires very little or no effort to keep it fresh looking. A simple wash with warm soapy water or a pressure wash will bring the furniture back to its original condition. The frames are made from the highest quality aluminium which will not rust and our Katie Blake Rattan Weave is simply fantastic at shrugging off the harshest weather.more about us
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What our customers say
You will not be disappointed if you order this rattan furniture. My furniture today after only 4 days first class service. The company were great in particular Jack who was helpful. The furniture is great quality exactly as described. Chairs came built up table was easy to assemble & cushions very thick. The furniture is exactly as described which is Katie Blake furniture I would recommend company to my friends. if I needed more furniture I would happily use this company. I was amazed by the quality & great value for money I also ordered the cover which is great quality. I would give this company ten out of ten for service.
We were so delighted with our purchase of our Rattan Garden Furniture (6 seater Seville table and chairs) that we ordered two matching recliner chairs. Unfortunately when they were delivered this morning the courier had severely damaged one of the chairs. The courier company didnt want to know, but when I phoned you I spoke to Rosalind in Customer Service and she was brilliant. After I sent her photographs of the damage she has arranged for a replacement to be sent Next Day Delivery. Absolutely brilliant. First Class Customer Service. With many many thanks.Helen Arnold
Dear Mr Potter, I am writing in appreciation of the outstanding customer service we have received from you Company. Initially we had the table of our garden furniture replaced under the guarantee. Due to various problems, there was a large degree of communication and items having to be delivered and returned. In spite of this, Sue Cribbs has dealt with our problem in a professional and courteous manner. A few weeks ago we noted that the covering on the chairs had also started to deteriorate. Once again, Sue has stepped up to the plate and solved the issue promptly and efficiently. Today we took delivery of four brand new chairs that match the new table perfectly and we are delighted. We have no reservation in recommending the quality and after sales service of Katie Blake Garden Furniture.Keith & Heather Copus
Thank you so much for sending me the table-top suckers that I requested. It appears to be Sue who filled the order and invoice to whom I would like to say a special thanks, and thank you for not making any charge which I fully expected to make. Your customer service is exemplary. Kind regards....Robert NortonRobert Norton
I just wanted to say what outstanding customer service your company provides. In this day and age it’s unusual to say the least but your company really does know how to do it. Efficient, very prompt and great to deal with. The products are excellent too.Jon Palmer
Hi Jack (cheeky chappie) I do feel I should e-mail you and thank you for being so helpful,in my sons table and I have never known such an excellent company for service and they seem such a happy team I have just looked at the pictures. I must admit you did make me laugh no doubt you will be hearing from Adam one of my treasured sons haha! Thank you Sheila (cheeky Chappie) wish all companies where as happy as yours but as they say it has to come from the top.Sheila
I recently purchased a Katie Blake furniture set from my local garden centre. I am so pleased with my purchase it is excellent quality, is extremely comfortable and looks great. Thank you, now I can entertain friends and family whilst enjoying my garden with my lovely new furniture.Helen Mitchell | Cambridge
We never bother to write testimonials but in this case I felt it necessary to congratulate the makers of Katie Blake Furniture. It’s a good product, worth the money and it has made my retirement days much nicer.M. Vaughan | Brentwood
We looked in the shop and found the set we wanted very comfortable one thing you can’t do on line is try it out. We went home and looked on line and visited some other shops by which time I told my wife ‘Darling I am bored looking’ can we just go back to where we tried that Katie Blake stuff. We did we bought it and its great thanks a really good product.Fred Townsend | Bristol
We need a dining set and some loungers for around our pool and the Katie Blake Panama range suited our needs perfectly. The weave is stunning and we were pleased that the garden centre we bought it from delivered the day we ordered it. I am sure we will be back for more. Oh! the 10 year guarantee is the longest we have seen. Helped us make the final decision.J.Roberts | Kent
I have to tell you we looked everywhere including the big sheds and on line and Katie Blake is streaks ahead of other brands. Great value and very high quality we are extremely impressed. WorcesterPamela Watts | Worcester
Looked all around before we decided to buy Katie Blake and we eventually ended up back at the garden centre where we first saw it. They delivered it to our garden and we are so pleased we just needed to let you know, thanks very much for such a lovely product.John Simmonds | Cambridge
We purchased a Katie Blake 6 chair set with a large round table at our local garden centre. I just thought I would say thank you it is lovely. Very comfortable it looks fantastic. Our neighbours said they are going to buy one.Barratt Basildon | Essex