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Why Doesn’t Stainless Steel Rust?

Steel has been around for over 2,000 years in one form or another but stainless steel is a relative newcomer to the metal scene. Designed to answer a key downside to standard steel, that of rusting, stainless steel can now be found everywhere from kitchen cutlery to surgical instruments. But what is...
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Aged Copper Bathtub Panels

What is Metal Ageing?

Metals like steel and iron are very practical materials, but don’t always have the appearance you would want for decorating the home or office. Metals are often used in architecture, sculpture and in art, but rarely in its natural form. Commonly, metal is aged to add depth and character before it ...
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What is Aluminium?

Aluminium is one of the most prevalent metals on the planet, making up around 1.59% of the earth and 8% of its core. It is the third most abundant chemical element we have, after only oxygen and silicone. It’s also all around us: drinks cans, kitchen foil, mobile phones and laptops can all be ...
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galvanised plant pot with the text "Flowers & Garden" on the front

What is Galvanised Steel?

Galvanised steel is one of the most widely-used metals in the world. Chances are you come across this metal almost every day, both inside and out. But what is the difference between galvanised steel and regular steel? And how can you tell? Photo by Bernard Hermant on Unsplash What Does Galvanised St...
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aged copper splashback in blue kitchen

7 Modern kitchen decor ideas

The kitchen is very definitely the heart of the home so anything you do to decorate it needs to make it as beautiful and as practical as possible. Combining those two characteristics is more difficult than you might think, which is why we put this post together. We have come up with some modern kitc...
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