Today with high consumer expectations we maintain our own in-house designers, metal experts and tooling facilities. Uniquely combined, these facilities give Colonial resources to produce quality furniture which is innovative, comfortable and with decades of experience we can confidently say, long lasting. We use only primary ingot aluminium, stainless steel fasteners (nuts and bolts) with UV stable polyester powder coat in the latest colours for the best possible appearance and protection. The polyester has been used and tested in Australia and South East Asia for many years under extreme UV conditions. Backed by laboratory testing, these high performance outdoor coatings satisfy the requirements of the British standards (as used in many Asian Countries), BS6496 (1984), BS6497 (1984) and the Australian Standard, AS 3715 (1989). These specifications cover the surface protection, whether resistance and retention of a uniform level of gloss and colour so that the overall aesthetic appeal is not impaired. A handy tip is to clean the furniture with good quality car wash which contains a polymer. Rinse off and allow to dry thoroughly.