In This Issue
SOLEX 2019 hailed as great success
Organiser happy with response to her first SOLEX
Was Solex 2019 the tipping point from weave to modern contemporary garden furniture?
LifestyleGarden wins Best New Product Award at SOLEX
Best Small Stand Award goes to Barlow Tyrie
Kettler win Best Large Stand Award at SOLEX
Altons and Baytree win Greatest BBQ Sales Team Award
Blue Diamond, Scotsdales, Whitehall Lacock and Baytree set the gold standards in GTN’s Greatest Outdoor Leisure Sales Team Awards
LOFA make £15,000 donation to Greenfingers Charity
Norfolk Leisure unveiled new blue version of popular Florenity range
Zest 4 Leisure celebrates SOLEX success
Tom Chambers' major success on return to SOLEX
New Kadai Log Store creates huge interest
Kettler launch two new brands at SOLEX
Great response to the Garden Grill Company range of BBQ accessories
Riley Outdoor Pool Diner is a big hit at SOLEX
LeisureGrow fires up BBQ market with new Hybrid Gas and Charcoal Grillstream System
RotoSpa showcased new marketing displays
Pacific Lifestyle cover all areas at Solex
Hartman encourage younger people to invest in garden furniture
Charles Taylor unveil new style of wooden seating
Daro wow SOLEX with new products and industry-changing ideas
Outback launch charcoal cooking on gas
New additions to top-selling Barlow Tyrie range
Outdoor kitchens draw visitors to the BeefEater stand
Katie Blake Garden Furniture continues exciting growth
Mercer Leisure launch biggest range of garden furniture
The best of last week's garden retailing news
Char-Broil showcased its BBQ range for all sizes of outdoor spaces
All options covered by Garden Impressions
Lots of interest shown in BBQ Rubs and Sauces
GLATZ – the leading worldwide parasol experts
Urban Barbecues are on the UP with Cadac
Unique glass fronted heater from Lifestyle Appliances
Extreme Lounging intoduce their new B-bulb
New products for next season by Pagoda on show
Marble Stone and Ceramic table tops from Europa Leisure create a point of difference
A taste of Brazilian hospitality from Tramontina
See all the pictures from Build-up Day
If you enjoyed Solex Sun, get your own copy of GTN Xtra every week
Latest SOLEX news
SOLEX launches super new website

SOLEX has launched its very own website to help visitors to register and attend the event...

Read more»
Do your cushions comply?

Over the last three years LOFA have been working with FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association) and HTS (Hertfordshire Trading Standards) on an initiative to ensure that all cushions sold by LOFA members comply with Trading Standards and the Governments Fire Safety Regulations...

Read more»
Send us your news and views

Contact us with your news.  Email or

For advertising enquires email

Pacific Lifestyle cover all areas at Solex

Pacific Lifestyle’s Nigel Lawrence took time out from taking orders on Thursday morning to take the Solex Sun through the highlights of their ranges for 2020.


We started with their extensive range of garden furniture covers, Aerocover.  It is a dutch brand that is sold in 40 countries with 100 plus size options.  The fabric is solution dyed, rip proof and breathable with a 5 year guarantee.  “That’s why the return rate is only 0.2%, explained Nigel.  “Aerocover is one range to suit all products and the display comes with a consumer video which makes it an ideal choice for retailers.”


Pacific have extended their range of Platinum Brand 2 tilt system parasols, with built in LED challenger glow rechargeable lighting, available in 3m square, 3.5m round and 4m x 3m rectangular sizes. “A key feature of our parasols is the rectangular ribs and they are very popular when sold with our granite bases,” said Nigel.


Their Cosi gas fire pits are a range that will light up any garden centre out doorliving depart ment.  They are contemporary styles and range in size from floor standing 69cm Cosicubes to portable Cosisoops which can be kept on a table in the garden or taken on trips away from home.  Nigel said: “A key feature of all Cosi fire pits is that the gas bottle is hidden on all models.”


Pacific Lifestyle are at the forefront of the increase in shade sail sales with their range of Nesling sails along with all the fittings needed to make them a feature of any garden.  “The lack of specific fittings such as turnbuckles and anchor eyebolts has meant the adoption of sail shade in the UK has lagged behind the rest of Europe.  This complete range solves that problems and we now expect sales to soar.”


Providing a point of difference in contemporary modern garden furniture, Pacific Lifestyle’s new Honolulu range from Vietnam features FSC acacia wood and twisted polystring wich has the look and feel of string but the strength of rope.  “We’ve had great interest in our new ranges but also continued strength in orders for traditional weave sofa and dining sets.  Our dining sets are particularly popular because of the gas pump adjustable table system which makes raising and lowering of the table such a delight for customers.”


Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Digg Yammer