Planter Troughs

Corten planter troughs offer a modern rustic option for any garden, landscape or courtyard

We custom fabricate our weathered steel planters to suit your requirements catering for residential, strata or commercial projects.

Material available

Weathering steel is a construction/engineering-grade steel alloy with enhanced weather resistance capabilities when compared to standard steels. Weathering steel’s copper-rich composition (when exposed to the atmosphere) naturally creates an oxidised ‘rust’ patina forming a protective surface coating which inhibits corrosion. Weathering steel was originally developed in the USA in the 1930’s under the trade name of Cor-Ten and, whilst there are now other manufacturers of equivalent material, Cor-Ten (or Corten) has become the common – if not always correct – industry term when referring to weathering steel.

Whilst typical construction applications for weathering steel include bridges, rolling stock and shipping containers, the distinctive and striking aesthetic qualities have led to it’s increased use in architectural projects. In more recent years, weathering steel has become an ever popular material used in the landscaping palette.

Weathering steel does not need sealing and requires very little maintenance although it is advisable to remove salt build up in coastal conditions. In the early stages of rusting it can cause drip stains but this will stabilize over several months (or such time as it takes for the material to developed it’s all-over protective rust coating) and care should be taken not to rub against the rusted finish as it can stain clothes.

 
THICKNESS AVAILABLE
1.6mm, 3mm and 6mm
.13″ and .24″

 

SHEET SIZES
2400mm and 3000mm x 1200mm
Non-standard sizes are available but can be subject to extended lead times.
8′ x 4′ and 10′ x 5′
Non-standard sizes are available but can be subject to extended lead times.

Hardwood timbers are ideal for high strength structural applications, such as bearers, joists, lintels and roof beams. The natural durability of most hardwoods also makes them perfect for external applications, such as decking and cladding, and for interior flooring and stairs. Hardwood timbers are also highly recyclable due to their long above-ground life, with some of Australia’s indigenous hardwood species, such as jarrah, blackwood and red gum, much prized for recycled flooring, panelling, furniture and landscaping.

THICKNESS AVAILABLE
1.6mm, 3mm and 6mm
.13″ and .24″

 

SHEET SIZES
2400mm and 3000mm x 1200mm
Non-standard sizes are available but can be subject to extended lead times.
8′ x 4′ and 10′ x 5′
Non-standard sizes are available but can be subject to extended lead times.