Bs11 Bertie backrest (timber)
If you need a seat with back support then the Bertie backrest is a great choice for demanding street environments. There are two options - a timber backrest or a tubular backrest - this is the Bertie timber. Just like the bench version it is generously proportioned to accommodate three adults (or more if you choose the 4 -bay version). Both are extremely elegant yet strong and built to last -fabricated from thick gauge stainless steel means nothing is going to come loose or fall off or bend. We have designed the back of the seat to look as good as the front so screws and fixings are largely concealed to preserve its clean lines and simple detailing. Both Bertie seats (bench and backrest) have proved to be our most popular seating for the public domain. Starting at £2100 it can be supplied with the following extras.
Armrests - not a problem. Curved L shape to match the seat and welded into frame and backrest.
Skateboard deterrents - built in to the panel dividers to look as one (you’ll hardly notice them)
Coverplates - a neat solution for unit paving. These go around the bottom of the legs to conceal grouting and badly cut paviors.
Fixing is only available to a below ground concrete foundation.
We use timber on Bertie as it is more comfortable to sit on, temperature wise, than metal, stone or concrete - especially in winter. We also use high quality FSC Iroko firstly because it is sustainable and secondly as it is one of the most durable hardwoods available in the UK. There are other cheaper hardwoods out there that do not perform anyway near when used outdoors. Seat panels are replaceable and can be ordered direct but need to be fitted by someone suitably qualified.
As all timber Iroko will weather and lose its golden surface colour so if this isn’t the look you are after there are a few alternatives that help to sustain colour. The first is oiling (with teak oil); second is staining (with a quality stain) and lastly there is occasional pressure washing/sanding to restore the colour. They all work but have some maintenance liabilities. Bertie backrests are supplied with (teak) oiled Iroko as standard.
Power coating or for really tough situations 316 marine grade stainless steel with electropolished finish
Dimensions and weight
3 Bay L1988 x W450 x H450mm (850mm to top of backrest) 200Kg approx.
4 bay L2648xW450xH450mm (875mm to top of backrest) 250Kg approx.
Legs on both versions extend 180mm below finished ground level.
Download Bertie backrest data sheet
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FOUNDATION AND FIXINGS MUST BE TO OWN ENGINEERS FINAL SPECIFICATION AND APPROVAL