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Corten steel is also known as weathering steel, or COR-TEN steel. It is specially formulated to provide the strength and stability of traditional steel with an attractive patina. A thin layer of oxide forms on the outside surface of the steel, giving it that attractive burnt orange colour of rust.

This layer is thin and does not affect the material’s strength or longevity which is why it is so popular. In fact, that oxidised layer helps to protect the material from the elements and negates the need for finishing, which is why it was invented in the first place!

We are proud to be one of the only UK online metal suppliers to offer weathered Corten – Please note there is a 10-14 working days lead time for this product. Please contact the sales team at sales@buymetalonline.co.uk for more information

 

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Weathered Corten

Corten steel is also known as weathering steel, or COR-TEN steel. It is specially formulated to provide the strength and stability of traditional steel with an attractive patina. A thin layer of oxide forms on the outside surface of the steel, giving it that attractive burnt orange colour of rust.

This layer is thin and does not affect the material’s strength or longevity which is why it is so popular. In fact, that oxidised layer helps to protect the material from the elements and negates the need for finishing, which is why it was invented in the first place!

Buy Metal Online sells top grade pre-weathered Corten steel sheet in various thicknesses and sizes. We can cut the sheet into custom size if required. Select the next size up from your required dimensions and request custom cutting on the order form. We will take care of the rest!

How is Corten Steel Manufactured?

Corten steel is manufactured in a foundry, rolled into sheets and cut to size. It is then coated with a special oil mixture that helps create the oxidisation. The oil naturally dries and breaks down, turning to rust. This process can take anywhere between 3 to 10 months and will gradually deepen in colour and character.

Benefits of Rusted Corten Steel

The advantage of buying weathered Corten steel is that you don’t need to wait for 3 – 10 months to enjoy the amazing colour and texture of Corten. This is especially relevant if you are planning on using Corten for interior decorating.

Common Uses

Corten steel is a flexible architectural material that works exceptionally well in many situations. Prime examples of where Corten steel shines is in building facades, architectural installations, garden pieces, public monuments, sculptures or civil engineering projects.

Many gardens feature Corten steel, it provides a rustic look that appears completely natural, fitting into a garden theme perfectly.

Corten steel can be used as:

  • Coverings or facades for buildings.
  • Roofs and decorative features.
  • Garden ornaments or installations.
  • Larger engineering projects.

Sir Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North in Gateshead is probably the most famous example of Corten steel. The Crystal Palace Concert Platform in London or Royal Shakespeare Company’s Courtyard Theatre are also excellent examples of where the material is used to great effect.

We are proud to be one of the only UK online metal suppliers to offer weathered Corten – Please note there is a 10-14 working days lead time for this product. Please contact the sales team at sales@buymetalonline.co.uk for more information.

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Thickness

1.5mm / 16SWG (0.059“), 2.0mm / 14 SWG (0.079“), 2.5mm / 14 SWG (0.098“), 3.0mm / 10 SWG (0.120“), 4.0mm / 8 SWG (0.160“), 5.0mm / 6 SWG (0.212“), 6.0mm / 4 SWG (0.236“)

Size

400mm x 200mm – approx 16" x 8", 500mm x 500mm – approx 20" x 20", 600mm x 300mm – approx 24" x 12", 750mm x 750mm – approx 30" x 30", 900mm x 600mm – approx 36" x 24", 1000mm x 1000mm – approx 40" x 40", 1250mm x 1000mm – approx 50" x 40", 1250mm x 1250mm – approx 50" x 50", 1500mm x 1000mm – approx 60" x 40", 2000mm x 1000mm – approx 80" x 40", 2500mm x 1250mm – approx 100" x 50"

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