SELECTING A MATERIAL BUILT TO LAST
For your outdoor projects, you need durable, long-term solutions able to withstand the elements, with many standard building materials used in gardens simply unable to offer the permanent longevity you require.
While standard metals have a whole host of benefits, especially their strength, when it comes to longevity they suffer, needing constant refinishing with protective paints, and wholesale replacement should rot take its toll.
Corten steel solves this perennial struggle with unrivalled strength and weather resistance. Our corten planters, water features, fire pits, and edging remain intact for decades with minimal upkeep, and their distinctive rust patina actually protects the steel beneath, preventing deterioration.
Why You Should Choose Corten Steel for Your Next Project
In comparison to other popular garden materials, corten steel’s trusty alloy composition and rust patina provide unmatched durability and longevity advantages, especially to trade professionals such as yourself, including:
A Self-Protecting Finish
When exposed to weather, corten develops a distinct oxidised patina finish. But unlike materials like regular steel that continue deteriorating over time, corten’s rust layer forms an armour, protecting the steel underneath from further corrosion.
Corten steel’s patina is not a defect, it is a protective asset.
Properly installed corten steel features can last anywhere between 30 and 50 years, and potentially even longer. The material retains integrity through decades of summers and winters, holding its own against wind, rain, and sun exposure like it is nothing.
Ever Changing Colours
Unlike the damage seen on other materials, corten’s rust patina enhances its look over time. The finish evolves through rich reds, burnt oranges, and finally darker browns, a living character and depth of colour that cannot be replicated.
Once the protective finish forms, corten steel needs almost no upkeep. It never requires sanding, re-staining, repairing, or repainting like other more high-maintenance materials. An occasional rinse is all that is needed, avoiding hassles and expenses for you and your clients.
Create Long-Lasting Garden Focal Points with Corten Steel
Corten steel empowers designers to craft enduring garden installations that demand very little, but offer a lot.
Rather than declining over time, corten develops a vibrant and resilient patina.
Our corten fire pits take on warmer hues, echoing that of the flames they carry, and our nature-inspired corten edging borders gardens and organic shapes beautifully. Corten’s artistry really comes to life across its weathering process.
Homeowners will appreciate garden spaces enhanced by features that remain intact for decades. By providing low-maintenance solutions, designers gain a reputation for reliability and value with those they work with.
Our corten steel features are made from up to 60% recycled steel, which coupled with its inherent durability and low maintenance needs makes it a go-to eco choice compared to other materials with shorter life cycles.
Everlasting Focal Points
Incorporate corten steel pieces into your projects as permanent enhancements that improve with age.
Our intricate laser-cut corten planters develop rich hues blending with their surrounding foliage perfectly, architectural corten screens divide spaces while allowing ample airflow and visibility, and our corten water features bring a soothing ambience to any outdoor environment.
“Very good service I brought a water feature a steel bowl that goes rusty. Sounds strange but lovley delivery was quick and good.”
Corten steel provides the lasting, low-maintenance garden solutions that designers and clients want. For unrivalled longevity and corrosion resistance, trust only genuine corten steel from Round Wood of Mayfield.
Browse our website or contact our team to learn more about our extensive and enduring range. From water elements and fire pits to edging and unique accents, design confidently for the future with corten steel today.
Yes, they do.
Typically, around 6 to 9 months.
Yes, we have a wide range of sizes. Please see the product pages on our website to see a drop-down list of available sizes.
Yes, Corten steel resists the corrosive effects of rain, snow, ice, and fog by forming a protective coating over the metal. Corten steel is completely non-porous, meaning that water cannot get into the material to then freeze and effect it.
Yes, it could. Whilst your corten steel item is weathering it will produce a lot of carbon run-off (very fine particles of oxidized metal – rust), which will stain any porous surface it is placed on to, such as stone patios and wooden decking. Once your corten item has completely weathered, the amount of run-off will be significantly reduced to almost nothing. However, there may still be some that could leave marks. The staining should be reduced with the use of a pressure washer. Once your corten item has weathered to a point you are happy with aesthetically, you can seal it using Owatrol Rust Oil. Please note – using a varnish on the corten steel will affect the colour by making it appear darker and ‘wet’.