Welded (Water Tight)
Part weathered Cor-Ten. This product will have began its weathering process on dispatch but the item will continue to weather for around 1-3 months. Please refer to the 'About Corten' tab for details about the weathering process.
Genuine Cor-Ten weathering steel – Please refer to the 'About Corten' tab for more information on the material
Please note that we may dispatch a Corten Steel product at any stage of its weathering process.
Corten Weathering Steel (also known as Cor-Ten) is popularly used to create outdoor sculptures such as the Angel of the North and bridges due to its incredible strength. The name COR-TEN refers to the two distinguishing properties of this type of steel: corrosion resistance and tensile strength
Cor-ten (known as weathering steel) organically evolves to its environment, producing a vibrant orange patina, which not only protects the steel but creates a stunning rustic finish. Please see our image gallery for an example of the weathering process and colour changes the product can go through. Please note its “run off” properties as some staining to surfaces can occur in the initial curing period.
The natural weathering of Corten usually takes between 1 and 9 months depending on climate. During this time, some patina run off may occur, with possible staining to adjacent materials (such as concrete, paving slabs, tarmac, decking etc). We therefore advise customers to take this into account when initially positioning their product. Once the patina has fully developed the steel will self-seal eliminating any run off. LuxUnique are not responsible for any staining that may occur as a result of run off during the weathering process.
Cor-Ten Steel naturally weathers over time to create a beautiful rusty orange-brown patina. It is often selected for its practical benefits and corrosion resistant qualities, but recently has become the trendy choice for garden landscaping. Corten is incredibly strong and was originally developed for bridge building.
Cor-Ten Develops its own protective film which slows the rate of corrosion
Saves the cost of initial painting and the maintenance costs of repainting.
Gives corrosion protection to unpainted areas which have been damaged.
Corten Steel is extremely durable and has a far higher resistance to atmospheric corrosion than other steels.
Step by Step Weathering Guide of Cor-Ten Steel
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.
During the weathering process the Corten Steel produces carbon run off or staining to adjacent materials such as stone or concrete. To reduce any possible staining, we recommend raising the product up off the ground by placing it on a suitable slab of concrete which will prevent any direct contact with the flooring material and reduce the risk of any run off staining occurring. After the initial reactive period the Corten will cure and self-seal, with little to no carbon run off. The weathering process of this product is integral to it and as such we will not accept any responsibility for damage caused to surrounding materials as a result of carbon run off. After the initial reactive period Corten steel will cure and self-seal with little to no carbon run off.
Delivery of our products is FREE to mainland UK only (excludes Northern Ireland). Unfortunately we are unable to ship outside of the UK.
We aim to dispatch in stock items within 2 working days of order and delivery is usually within 2 working days of dispatch.
For non-stock items you can usually expect delivery 4 weeks from order (3 weeks to fabricate the item followed by shipping). We will always endeavour to dispatch products to you as soon as we can and sometimes fabrication is quicker.
Delivery is kerbside only. We may deliver the item ourselves, using our own driver or sub-contract the item to a courier service (depending upon your location).
This product comes with a 5 year structural warranty.
We also offer Bespoke Water Features in any size made from Corten Steel.