Galvanised steel planters are a popular choice for modern gardens.
With their striking sharp lines and shining surfaces our elegant planter designs are an eye catching addition which fit perfectly with any planting scheme. Planters are constructed from high grade UK sourced galvanised steel sheets which gives the planters an extensive lifetime maintaining a brilliant shine over long periods if coated with oil based products (e.g. WD40) or left to mellow with a matte finish.
Our expert UK craftsmen hand craft our metal planters with outstanding quality.
The UK based workshop ensures a rapid and accurate build. Each planter is individually built to your exact specifications, this will allow the finished planters to fit into the exact space you require, for example a built-in planter for decking, around an alfresco dining space, for a restricted space such as roof terraces or balcony planting. All of our planters are made to order and as such we do not produce any standard sizes. A typical specification for our galvanised steel planters can be seen here.
We have over 25 years of experience selling galvanised planters and they are highly-sought after for garden designs and to add emphasis and focal points. A selection of demonstration planters can be viewed at our Planter Showroom in Cobham, Surrey.
FAQs about bespoke galvanised metal planters
What are the delivery costs? Delivery costs are calculated prior to placing your order.
Strengthening Bars Larger troughs will need strengthening metal cross-struts installed at the top of the planter, usually on planters over 1200mm in length, please keep this in mind when designing what plants you are installing.
Can you deliver anywhere in the UK? Yes – we can deliver in the UK and worldwide – calculated prices include delivery to mainland UK – please contact us for information on prices for delivery outside mainland UK.
How much does a bespoke container cost? We will calculate any sized trough or cube instantly on our calculator (Tapered & Cylinders will take approx 48 hours for quotation).
What are your planters made from? Galvanised Planters - These are made from Galvanised steel sheet. Powder-coated planters - These are made from Zintec steel sheet and finished with a powder-coating process.
How long is the delivery time? Approximately 3 to 4 weeks.
Steel patination Metals come with a patina (a coating of various chemical compounds formed on the surface of metal) which forms a pattern in the surface of the steel. This varies per batch so please note if you are ordering extra containers the pattern in the steel may vary from your original containers.
Do the galvanised containers have a guarantee? Yes, they are guaranteed against rotting for 3 years.
What is the thickness of metal used? 0.8mm to 2mm.
Are your planters water-tight? We do not guarantee water tightness for planters due to the lock-forming joint process.
Are they galvanized after manufacture? No – The containers are made from pre-galvanised sheeting and all rivets are galvanised.
How long have you been making them for? 15 Years.
What if I order the wrong size / wrong finish / wrong colour? A 3D model of the container can be sent through with a size confirmation when you order a bespoke container, you can visit us to see the finishes - any incorrectly specified planters cannot be refunded.
Do the containers come with drainage holes? No, drainage holes can be installed free of charge - please specify when ordering.
How long will they last? At least 10 years
What sizes can you make? Longest Trough : 1950mm Largest Cube: 1000mm x 1000mm x 1000mm Largest Cylinder: 900mm x 900mm Largest Tapered: 1500mm (Height)
Where are they made? UK
Can I choose a colour outside the RAL system? No – This is the only colour option available (but there are over 250 to choose from).
What is Zintec? This is the metal sheeting we use for powder-coated containers.
Do you have the items on display? Yes – Please visit the nursery.
Do the containers come with feet? Yes, we supply small self-adhesive clear rubber feet in all planters.
What shape can you make? Nearly any! We have made sloping containers, cut-outs for drainpipes, stepped troughs, angled troughs, tapered window boxes.. - please send a drawing or contact the nursery for more information.