Corten Steel Straight Retaining Wall by Adezz
Uniquely designed, this corten steel straight retaining wall by Adezz comes in various lengths and heights. As these come in modular sections they can be easily attached together with the nuts and bolts provided. Should you need to create designs with curves and straight sections to fit your space, then these can simply be bolted together. Right-angled pieces are also available. This is an easy, straightforward way of creating raised planting areas or adding some separation in your garden.
- Self-Protecting Rust Finish Over Time
- 2 to 3 mm Thick Material
- Made From High-Quality Corten Steel
- WARNING: During The Weathering Period, Run-Off Can Stain Adjacent Materials
- 5 Year Warranty
What is Corten Steel?
Created in the United States in 1939, Corten or Weathering Steel is an alloy that forms a natural rust coating over time as it is exposed to the weather. The outer layer rusts forming a protective coating which prevents degradation of the steel inside. Corten Steel is used all over the world. Notably in the UK one of our greatest landmarks, The Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley is made from Corten. Other striking examples include the Chicago Picasso Sculpture and the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia.
How will your Corten Steel weather?
- When your product arrives, depending on when it was manufactured it will be the colour of freshly manufactured steel, with a dark oily coating or in a stage of patina.
- As your Corten Steel planter begins to weather, the oily residue will break down.
- Your product will begin to change colour, during this stage – the ‘run-off’ may stain stone or concrete surfaces that it comes into contact with.
- After 9 months, some ‘run-off’ may still occur.
Corten Steel (or weathering steel) is an alloy that naturally forms a rust coating over the first 9 months or so of being exposed to natural weather conditions. Interestingly, due to the composition of this special alloy, this rust coating forms a protective layer that prevents further rusting. The steel underneath remains intact as the outer layer continues to protect and regenerate as it is exposed to water and oxygen.
Above you can see in the gallery an image representing the ageing process that corten steel goes through, you can see in the image the range of shades these planters take on as they form their protective coating.
Uses for corten steel retaining walls
Since it was created in the 1930s, a slew of artists and designers have seen the potential of Corten weathering steel to create installations of great style and beauty. The sleek style of the material can enhance the look of any outdoor space.
Not only does Floraselect offer corten steel straight retaining wall by Adezz there is a wide range of garden accessories including garden edging, log burners, water bowls, water tables and garden edging. With the variety of the range that is provided, it is easy to find garden accessories for any space and design preference. Whether that design style is modern or traditional, rustic or contemporary – you will be able to find the product to suit it.
What if you want to speed up the weathering?
Fortunately science is on your side with a quick and easy fix. All you need is salty water. Dissolve around 1 teaspoon of salt in about 1 litre of water to get a weak salt solution. Spray or paint the solution evenly over your Corten Steel and that’s it! Repeat this process around 5 times over the period of a couple of weeks and you’ll see the rust developing in no time.
If you cannot find the size that you would like, we may be able to make a custom size to fit your preferences. Please email or call us to find out more.
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When ordering your corten steel straight retaining wall by Adezz simply click on the category of your choice and browse through our extensive range on offer. Use the above pictures and helpful descriptions to help you identify the best retaining wall to suit your garden. If you are looking for a particular size that is not on the website, give us a call and we will do our best to source it for you or offer a suitable alternative.
Delivery and returns
Delivery times may vary but generally take around 7 working days, delivery costs are dependant on the size of the product and therefore the method of delivery. In most cases the delivery cost is £120, this is a customs charge.
Pallet deliveries are kerbside only unless a suitable offload area is available. If you have any questions regarding the delivery of your order, please do not hesitate to contact us.
As these retaining walls are made specifically for each order and are deemed to be a bespoke sale we are unable to offer a return as stated in the terms and conditions. We recommend that you take time in assessing your requirements and preferences prior to ordering.