The gates and railings for the Ropewalk in Barton will be installed next week. Prior to installation we have accelerated the oxidization process on the Corten Steel. Corten is designed to rust and will eventually form its own protective surface and stabilise. This process can take anything up to 3 years to complete. We have developed a method of accelerating the process so when it arrives on site it will have the appearance of the final surface colour.
Before and after…. the bottom image shows the steel just a few hours after treatment.