Steel standard and bespoke street furniture
When we imagine metal street furniture, we first think about steel. True leadern on the market, this material deserves this craze! Whether it is for street furniture or street equipment, steel can be synonymous with solidity and longevity. It ensures you an incomparable robustness with an industrial and modern style.
From a technical point of view, steel is a metal made of iron and carbon. Its properties are directly depending on its carbon content. Indeed, it’s what will differentiate it from other metal like cast iron for example. With that in mind, it is proper to notice that steel, in this state, does not resist to corrosion. Thus, it simply must be treated before applying its finish. We use metallization sanding, when the product is welded.
Once it is treated, we offer you 3 different finishes: bright, sanded or matt. They define the adopted style, the aesthetic bias, the visual identity. Steel street furniture corresponds to the metal traditional version. Indeed, if stainless steel reprensents design, aluminium, flexibility and corten steel, originality, steel is, a classic version.
The material of the equipment is also chosen according to the furniture and its intrinsic function. Yet, for that you need to know the different technical characteristics of the material.
Steel street furniture assets
The first asset of steel is its great robustness. As part of a steel street equipment, this will be optimal when it must bear weight. Then, choosing steel for public benches, seats or any other furniture requiring rigidity and strenght is a coherent choice.
Also notice that it is incombustible. As a matter of fact, install steel in public spaces is highly recommended.
The resistance of this material also allow to consider it in areas where weather puts element at an high pressure. Yet, its resistance is involved for that and also unnaturable pressions because blows and impacts has no effect on it.
The low maintenance needed is also a great point for it. As long as its use and load are plentiful, the maintenance is a chosen criterion.
Finally, notice that it can be endlessly recycled, whithout altering its physical properties.
Steel street furniture drawbacks
The main disadvantage is that is must protected against corrosion. It then requires a material treatment, beforehand. In this context, stainless steel can be a considered alternative.
Then, its weight must be considered. Indeed, it very heavy and consequently, hardly moveable. Yet, it is not malleable, unlike zinc which, at high temperature, can be, or aluminium.
It is through our verious process, like bending, folding or welding, that we are able to offer you these steel equipments. The latter is ideal for benches, tables and cycle racks. In other words, it is appropriate for furniture requiring a foolproof robustness. The steel street furniture is the best way to not make mistake! Furthermore, it fits perfectly with other material like wood or plastic, for original material mixing.