Corten Steel, also known as weathering steel, is a special steel originally developed for bridge building and skyscraper construction due to its incredible strength. It develops a protective, striking rust appearance on exposure to the weather, creating warm rich textures not always associated with metal. Due to the chemical composition of Corten Steel, a very dense oxidisation layer is formed during the weathering process which protects the blue steel inside. If this protective barrier is compromised, it will simply form a new skin to protect itself. Corten Steel is extremely durable and has a far higher resistance to atmospheric corrosion than other steels, making it is ideal for use in fire-pits, planters and water featuresWhen you first receive your Corten Steel products they may arrive in an un-weathered or partly weathered or completely weathered condition. Once placed outside the weathering process will begin. This can take some time; Corten Steel has a reactive patina period of between 3 and 9 months depending on location and climate. The patina or rust acts as a protective barrier - it will not penetrate or compromise the structural integrity of the material. The colouration of each item will vary as the weathering process takes place, eventually producing a rusty brown patina.Stage 1 - Freshly manufactured Corten Steel. At this stage the dark oily residue coats the Corten Steel. Stage 2 - The oily residue is beginning to break down, as the Corten Steel begins to weather. Stage 3 & 4 - The "Run-Off" stage - This can take around 3-9 months depending on weather and positioning. Stage 5 & 6 - The final stages of the weathering process. Some "Run-Off" may still occur as the Corten Steels patina develops to a striking more consistent appearance..Please note, delivery cost calculated by Amazon is for MAINLAND ENGLAND & WALES only. Please contact us for shipping costs to other locations.
BUR006M - 80cm x 21cm - 17kg
Available in 5 sizes
Weathers to develop its own protective rust finish
Sits on circular stand, (welded to base)
Holes in the base for maximum air flow