Corten Tall Round Planter

£123.00

Manufactured in the UK

  • Max. dimensions 2000mm diameter x 1200mm height – Please contact us for a quote on larger sizes
  • Heavy duty 3mm Corten Steel used as standard – it is important to check the weight when comparing other planters on the market. 
  • For bulk orders and bespoke shapes/sizes please contact us
  • All designed and manufactured by our skilled team in the UK
  • 5 year warranty

For any help or advice on this product please e-mail hello@luxunique.co.uk

This product is made to order  |  Current lead time is 4 weeks

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Product Information

Introducing the super stylish Lux Unique Corten Steel Tall Round Planter.

This Cor-Ten steel planter will prove a stunning addition to any garden or outdoor space. Expertly crafted from genuine 3mm Cor-Ten weathering steel (beware of imitations and thinner products), this striking and very on trend Corten Steel Round Planter is of welded construction with smooth corners. It comes fully assembled and ready to display in your outdoor space.

Our Large Range of Corten Planters are fabricated by us here on site here in Nantwich Cheshire. They are very heavy and are made of 3mm Cor-Ten steel. Some cheaper versions available on the market are much less sturdy and are often made of 1.5/2mm steel. If you are in any doubt as to the quality, always check the weight of the product and thickness of the Corten steel. Our planters are built to last a lifetime.

Information

Steel Thickness

3mm

Construction

Welded with smooth corners

Feet

Optional

Finish

Part weathered Cor-Ten. This product will have began its weathering process on dispatch but the item will continue to weather for around 6-9 months. Please refer to the 'About Corten' tab for details about the weathering process.

Maintenance

Maintenance-free product

Material

Genuine Cor-Ten weathering steel – Please refer to the 'About Corten' tab for more information on the material

Drainage Holes

Optional

Top Lip

Optional

About Corten

Please note that we may dispatch a Corten Steel product at any stage of its weathering process.

What is Corten Steel?

Corten steel, which is also known as ‘weathering steel’, is a group of steel alloys that were originally developed to eliminate the need for painting or applying protective coatings to steel surfaces. So, what truly sets Corten Steel apart from its peers? When subjected to atmospheric elements, this remarkable material develops a protective layer resembling rust on its surface. This unique characteristic makes it highly resistant to corrosion.

This innovative material was first brought to life back in the 1930s. Its primary application was within the railroad industry, and it was subsequently patented by the well-known U.S. Steel (USS). Interestingly, the name “COR-TEN” stands for the material’s two primary properties. ‘Cor’ signifies Corrosion Resistance, while ‘Ten’ indicates Tensile Strength.

What is Corten Steel Made of?

Primarily composed of iron and a small amount of carbon, Corten steel sets itself apart due to the inclusion of unique alloying elements: chromium, nickel, copper and added phosphorous which gives the steel its self-protecting properties. A particularly noteworthy feature of this composition is the ability of the materials outer layer to naturally repair itself when subjected to scratches or damage, demonstrating its resilience and longevity.

Is Corten Steel Expensive?

Although Corten steel might come with a higher upfront cost when compared to mild steel, it turns out to be an economical choice in the long run. Given its resilience and low maintenance requirements, your investment in Corten steel recoups itself as time goes by.

Furthermore, when you consider the expenses associated with protecting other sheet metals via processes like painting or galvanizing, the price difference starts to level out, reaffirming the cost-effectiveness of Corten steel.

How does Corten Steel Weather?

One of the fascinating aspects of Corten steel is its weathering process, which typically takes around 6-9 months, depending on the prevailing weather conditions. At the start of the process, the steel develops an orange patina. As time goes on, this turns into a darker brown hue, providing Corten steel its iconic look. It’s important to note that Corten steel requires a cycle of alternating wet and dry conditions to form this protective layer effectively.

Corten Steel Step by Step Weathering Guide

Step 1 – Newly created Corten Steel. At this point, a dark, oily coating is visible on the Corten Steel.

Step 2 – The dark coating starts to degrade, marking the start of Corten Steel’s weathering process.

Steps 3 & 4 – The “Run-Off” phase. This stage can take between 3 to 9 months, depending on weather conditions and location.

Steps 5 & 6 – During these final phases of weathering, occasional ‘run-off’ may still occur. Meanwhile, Corten Steel’s patina evolves towards a more uniform and striking appearance.

Where is Corten Steel used?

Corten steel’s unique properties have led to its use across a range of industries, including architecture, construction, and landscape. You’ve probably seen it in the form of large structures like bridges, or even the Angel of the North, a renowned sculpture. But Corten steel isn’t limited to grand structures alone. It’s also become very popular in recent years for creating outdoor garden products such as corten planters, edging, artwork, water features, and street furniture, adding a natural and rustic aesthetic to any outdoor space.

Run-Off

Another significant aspect to understand about Corten steel is the occurrence of ‘run-off’ during the initial stages of its weathering process. ‘Run off’ refers to the rusty water that can drain off from Corten steel, potentially causing staining on the surfaces upon which it is placed.

To ensure that run-off doesn’t become a concern, there are several steps you can take:

  1. Complete Weathering Before Placement: You could allow the Corten steel product to undergo the complete weathering process and let any run-off occur before positioning it in its final location. If you’re aiming for a more rapid transition, you could apply a weathering treatment to speed up this process.
  2. Use Protective Layer: Alternatively, you might consider placing the Corten steel product on a slab or other protective material that can be moved or replaced once the product has fully weathered. This acts as a barrier, protecting your surfaces from potential staining.
  3. Opt for Easily Replaceable Materials: Lastly, you could choose to position the Corten steel product on grass or soil which won’t cause any issues or loose materials such as stone, slate, or wood chippings. These materials can easily be turned over or replaced to eliminate any run-off stains.

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 run-off.

Delivery

Delivery Information – FAQ’s

How much does it cost?

Due to the heavy nature and size of the products we offer, our delivery charges are based upon the size and weight of a product.  Most of our products are dispatched on a pallet with a tail lift offload.  Smaller items that can be boxed (such as log stores) are usually sent via DPD.   Delivery charges are clearly stated at checkout.

Why do you charge for delivery?

The delivery charge covers the cost of processing, packing, checking and finally delivering your goods.  Every order that we dispatch is processed then either selected from stock, or fabricated to order, quality checked and packaged to ensure it arrives with you in pristine condition.  The costs of this process and the materials used are not added into the product cost and we simply charge what is needed to cover our costs.

Where do you deliver?

We only deliver to mainland UK at the prices set on our website.  Unfortunately we are unable to ship to Northern Ireland or outside of mainland UK.

How long will I wait for my order to be delivered?

For stock items we aim to dispatch within 5 working days.  Our usual dispatch days are Tuesday and Wednesday each week.

For non- stock (bespoke made to order) items our lead time is 4-5 weeks from order.  We will notify you once the product has been fabricated and is ready to be dispatched.

We always endeavour to keep customers updated as to their delivery but once an item leaves us it is in the hands of the courier and we cannot be held responsible for any delays in delivery once the item has left us.  Items that are shipped on a pallet usually take 2-3 days to arrive from dispatch. Tracking is available and customers will be sent a link to the tracking following dispatch of the order.

If items are larger than 2 metres in length we may deliver them using our own transport.  We can only accept orders for items over 2 metres directly so please contact us for a quote.

I’d like my order to be left in a safe place or with a neighbour if I’m not in.  Can you arrange this?

If you advise us of a safe place to leave the item in the event that you are not home, we will pass this information onto the courier.  Since our deliveries require a signature; if you do choose to provide a safe place then we cannot accept responsibility for goods once they have been left.

 

Our Shipping Partners

DPD

Our log stores are shipped with DPD as these are smaller items than some of our other products.  We dispatch items on Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each week with DPD on a next day service (Monday – Friday only).  DPD offer a range of “in flight” options for customers who may not be home.  They will text and email customers confirming a 1-hour time slot for delivery and provide other options if no-one is home.  Sophisticated tracking is also available allowing a live map countdown to the final 15-minute time slot.

DPD have an app which is very useful for tracking deliveries, and we urge our customers to use the app to ensure the best delivery experience possible.  DPD Local | Our App | Never miss a parcel delivery again!

For information regarding DPD tracking and delivery please see:-

Parcel Tracking UK | Track Package | DPD Local Online (dpdlocal-online.co.uk)

Pallet Delivery – The Pallet Network

Most of our items are so large that delivery on a pallet is necessary.   We use the Pallet Network for our pallet deliveries and we normally ship items on a Tuesday or Wednesday of each week.  Pallet services are usually delivered within 3 days of dispatch and we always ask the driver to call ahead to let you know 1 hour prior to arrival.  Deliveries can take place Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Pallet orders will be dropped kerbside only.  We do not offer a two-man delivery service.

Pallet deliveries are not timed and as such usual delivery times are between 9am and 5pm.   The tracking will be able to advise you when your order is “Out for Delivery” (OFD).   Pallets can be left in a customer’s absence if there is a suitable place to do so.  We will always ask the driver to call ahead but cannot guarantee a call.

Access for pallet deliveries

Is it important that a 7.5 tonne lorry (or larger) with a tail lift ca