The project saw the plant galvanize half a tonne of tubular light-weight steel to create the impressive arched frame adorning the school’s courtyard, which has been installed for the benefit of students, teachers, and visitors alike. The finish of the frame required the steel to be galvanized, then acid etched to remove the usual shiny outcome and create the desired rustic effect.
Selwyn Parrish, Commercial Manager at East Anglian Galvanizing, said: “We were delighted to assist our long-term clients, Manor Welding, with this project which is set to be a focal point for the school for years to come. Although galvanizing is primarily used for ensuring the longevity of the steel, this project proves that galvanizing can also play a key role in the aesthetics of the piece too.”
Philip Roberts, Founder of Manor Welding, explained: “We were pleased to be approached by leading landscape gardener, Bunny Guinness, to create the fascinating piece of metalwork for Oakham School. It was also a pleasure to work with East Anglian Galvanizing once again who we've worked with for over 20 years on various projects.”
East Anglian has supported a long-standing client with the creation of an eye-catching steel sculpture which has recently been installed at a school in Leicestershire.
The plant partnered with Lincolnshire-based Manor Welding to galvanize steel used to create a unique structure designed by award-winning landscape gardener, Bunny Guinness, and constructed in Oakham School’s garden.
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd