If you want to make a statement in your garden, have you considered a corten steel water feature? We stock a range of corten steel garden products that would look amazing in almost any situation. They are robust, long-lasting and make an excellent conversation piece!
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Corten is an amazing architectural metal that gains a thin layer of rust over time. It is used on buildings, in landscaping and anywhere people want to make a statement. If you don’t know what the material looks like, Sir Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North in Gateshead is made of corten steel. That’s a perfect example of how this material ages over time and can look amazing in any situation.
You may also have seen corten steel in some award-winning gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Garden designers often use corten steel as it has a rich, deep and natural-looking patina.
Corten water features
You don’t have to live in an architectural masterpiece to enjoy a corten steel water feature. They are portable, easy to install and are self-sufficient once plumbed in. They can be placed on any level surface and provide endless hours of enjoyment.
Corten steel is uniquely self-rusting, giving it a deep orange appearance. This lends itself well to architectural uses either on buildings, in gardens or as a trim or feature in parks. It is exceptionally weather and rain resistant and needs very little maintenance once installed.
All corten water features from Buy Metal Online are constructed of high-grade steel that has yet to be weathered. Once installed, it will take between four to six months to weather to its full potential. Once fully weathered, it will retain its rich burnt orange colour for the rest of its life.
Things to know about corten steel water features
The weathering effect with these water features does involve some runoff that can stain adjacent areas. Prepare the area carefully to absorb any runoff until fully matured at 4-6 months. Once mature, there should be no more runoff.
Corten steel water features are not suitable for fish or animals.