Moongate

Fabricating this circular archway for a private garden involved welding and polishing around 30 metres of corten steel. 

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About the project

We’ve made several of these imposing structures for garden designers over the last couple of years. This latest gate, commissioned by Rhoda Maw, has been dubbed the Moongate and, at 2.3 metres in diameter, is the largest we’ve made so far.

From a technical and fabrication point of view, the project is fairly simple. The corten is shot-blasted, then each curved section is laser-cut, clipped together, welded and polished, before being pre-treated to accelerate the natural rusting process. The whole structure is braced and supported by an internal framework, and bolted to a concrete pad.

In two important respect, though, this was a really challenging job. First, there’s the sheer scale of it: welding and polishing over 30 metres of corten takes time, hard effort and total concentration. Secondly, there’s the technical challenge of achieving a perfectly smooth, seamless finish on something so large, where every part is visible. That we can consistently deliver it speaks volumes about our skills, attention to detail and technology, all of which are the very best in our industry.

About the project

We’ve made several of these imposing structures for garden designers over the last couple of years. This latest gate, commissioned by Rhoda Maw, has been dubbed the Moongate and, at 2.3 metres in diameter, is the largest we’ve made so far.

From a technical and fabrication point of view, the project is fairly simple. The corten is shot-blasted, then each curved section is laser-cut, clipped together, welded and polished, before being pre-treated to accelerate the natural rusting process. The whole structure is braced and supported by an internal framework, and bolted to a concrete pad.

In two important respect, though, this was a really challenging job. First, there’s the sheer scale of it: welding and polishing over 30 metres of corten takes time, hard effort and total concentration. Secondly, there’s the technical challenge of achieving a perfectly smooth, seamless finish on something so large, where every part is visible. That we can consistently deliver it speaks volumes about our skills, attention to detail and technology, all of which are the very best in our industry.

Location
Private Garden

Client
Private

Designer
Rhoda Maw

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