There is nothing more us Brits love to talk about than the weather!

In the last month we've been hit by gale force winds, seen hail stones the size of small marbles, encountered rain, rain and more rain and even snow (which to be honest we all enjoyed for the short time that it lasted!). But what does all this have to do with this blog post - Material Matters - and Chris Brammall I hear you say?

Projects come in all sorts of shapes and sizes - big, small, interactive, individual and each one totally unique. The choice of materials used in manufacturing is equally important as the design  and over the last few years we have seen the number of projects manufactured from Corten Steel suitably increase.

Corten Steel - commonly known as Weathering Steel - is now widely used in Chris Brammall sculptures, bridges and street furniture.

corten, Books To Birds, Dowdales School, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria

Corten Steel offers an inbuilt corrosion-retarding layer and eliminates the need for painting thus providing a maintenance free stable rust like appearance when exposed to the weather for several years.

Corten Steel also suits most styles of design making it a popular choice for clients when - along with considering the location, environment and natural surroundings - discussing the finer details of project ideas and aspirations.

Material really does matter!

Follow the links below to view just some of our projects that have been manufactured in Corten Steel:

Look out for more Material Matters blogs coming soon.