With regards to the appearance of Cor-Ten and mild steel, Cor-Ten will form a rust layer faster usually in around 3 weeks, mild steel will take longer typically around 6 months, once mild steel has rusted the two steel look practically identical.A substantial 6mm thick and available in a range of heights from 75mm to 300mm. Long-lived and lovely - what more could anyone want?
(Our 75mm high edge is generally only recommended for edging borders).
If in any doubt please call or forward details of your project.
We are happy to advise on the two options and provide a quote for both.
We get often get asked if the 6mm edge will form curves? The answer is yes it will.
The photo above shows 6mm edging along a curved path, which was achieved with little resistance. As a guide, 6mm thick edging can comfortably form a complete circle with a diameter of 5 metres. The 3mm edging can form a circle with a diameter of 2.5 metres. If in any doubt, please get in touch.
What about corners?
We offer prefabricated corner pieces to provide sharp 90 degree bends. These come with the fixings necessary to attach to the rest of the edging. There are two corner options depending on which face is seen.
If the inside (90 degree) angle is seen you will need corner with fixings on the outside. If the outside angle is the one on show you will need a corner with fixings on the inside.
Please note the 3mm thick edge can be bent by hand. We offer corner pieces for those not wishing to do this and clients looking for a sharper 0 degree angle than can be achieved by hand.
What lengths does the edge come in?
Our 3mm thick edge comes in standard 2 metre lengths.
Our 6mm thick edge comes in standard 3 metre lengths. For large orders we can supply 6 metre lengths. Longer lengths equal fewer joins and faster installallation.
Our edging can be cut with a hack saw although a grinder is recommended for the 6mm edging to save time. Cutting the edge will remove the welded bolts which form the joining system so if you need to rejoin we recommend using our joining kit. The kit includes all the fittings you need to connect the edge you will need a drill.
There is more information on the corner pieces and joining kits on the price list and buying guide page.
Delivery is typically 2 to 3 weeks from receipt of payment. If the order is required sooner, let us know and we will advise if an earlier dispatch is possible.
For the majority of orders, we use self-employed couriers. While this results in us subsidising a portion of most deliveries this allows us to avoid load restrictions imposed by larger firms enabling us to supply longer lengths for easier customer installation.
We have also found this a more reliable means of delivery and at the same time supports small businesses. As a result, your edging will be off loaded by hand so please advise if you intend to move the edge via mechanical means and we will set your delivery onto bearers.
Your edging will be supplied “fresh” with little or no rusting. It takes 4 to 6 months for the steel to weather completely.
There are factors which vary the lifespan of steel edging but as a guide our 6mm edge will last in excess of 25 years and 3mm in excess of 20 years.
No, it really doesn’t and we generally advise against painting our edging simply because we feel the steel should look like steel and the weathered brown patina is a desirable feature. Painting introduces a maintenance element as it would need to be done every few years.
Our edging is typically constructed from mild steel. We can supply corten garden edging as well as stainless steel edging. Please enquire for pricing on these.
Yes, we are happy to produce accurately measured self installation packages cut to length, labelled and supplied with all fixings.
In most cases recommend installing the edge to the height of the soil so the grass layer rises above the edge, this allows the grass edge to be trimmed with edging sheers or a strimmer.
When landscape edging, there are two ideal opportunities to install our edge. Either early on during the grounds works process when driveways and paths have been excavated but before a subbase has been laid, the edging will then be used to retain hardcore / type 1 etc. and the levels built up inside the edge, this gives a clear framework and levels to work to. Alternatively, later once the hardcore base has been laid, the edge should be set into the hardcore layer so it’s advisable to do this before compacting to enable a shallow scrape to be created easily. The hardcore can then be compacted and final surface laid. We recommend building ground levels up on both sides of the edge during construction to prevent heavy machinery such as vibrating rollers placing lots of pressure on one side of the edge with little support from behind.
When edging new borders and it is advisable to do so prior to planting. New lawns should ideally be edged before the final soil levelling (raking) as the steel can be used as a guide to the soil levels.
Contractors must ensure that products are fit for purpose - if in doubt, please get in touch
Please note delivery prices are as accurate as possible at time of ordering, however this cost may be subject to change at any time due to weight/volume, fuel surcharges, currency changes and location.
Please let us know about any access restrictions at the delivery/check-out stage as failure to provide information may delay your order or incur extra delivery costs.
The administration team will contact you should any issue arise concerning delivery charges. Contact Arbour Landscape Solutions for more information.
All materials are subject to availability at the time of order. The administration team will be in touch to arrange/advise of your delivery date.