Aluminium Planters

Aluminium is an exceptionally useful and versatile metal for planter manufacture.

All our aluminium manufacture is to-order and to your specification, and we do not hold in stock a standard range of shapes and sizes. 

Aluminium planters can be supplied ‘raw’ (without any external paint or coating), and they will survive outdoors for decades without maintenance. Aluminium naturally develops a protective layer of aluminium oxide; and this layer adheres strongly to the parent metal, and will repair itself immediately if damaged mechanically. Even in a coastal environment, aluminium planters will outperform galvanised steel, and it will not display the surface staining [aka ‘tea staining’] sometimes evident with stainless steel.

The look of raw, naturally weathered aluminium is flat and light grey, and often it becomes pitted over time – a hard, architectural aesthetic, that can work well in many modern design settings.

If a more refined look is required, then aluminium planters can be supplied powder coated, exactly as for steel, which can be either:

  • a clear lacquer powder coat, which will stop the aluminium weathering
  • a coloured powder coat, or
  • one of the many specialist powder coat finishes available       

Powder coated aluminium and steel look, and perform, essentially the same; but aluminium has a much higher strength:weight ratio than steel, and thus aluminium planters would typically be preferred where weight is an issue.

IOTA custom-manufactures aluminium planters in the UK, in any shape or size, from simple geometric shapes to complex architectural designs. CAD models can also be generated for approval against a design brief.

  • Material 1.5mm aluminium (or thicker, as required, up to 6mm)
  • Coating Can be supplied raw [uncoated], or powder coated
  • Construction Faired externally with smooth corners and edges
  • Colour Flat light grey, or any RAL reference powder coat
  • Surface Matte, satin, gloss, metallic or specialist finishes available
  • Suitability All environments, including public realm
  • Guarantee 5 years against manufacturing defect
  • Height-adjustable feet, or recessed wheels
  • Lifting brackets or raised base for movement by forklift
  • Internal water reservoir
  • Thermal insulation
  • Attachment points for root ball anchoring systems
  • Galvanised liner with lift-out handles for rapid plant changeover
  • Sacrificial liner for large-scale, specimen tree planting

IOTA’s standard terms for bespoke manufacture of metal garden planters are:

  • Quotation Basis Design, manufacture and supply
  • Delivery Basis Palletised delivery to-site
  • Delivery Area UK, Worldwide
  • Country of Manufacture United Kingdom
  • Production Leadtime 4-6 weeks
  • Payment Pro Forma

Alternative terms subject to negotiation and agreement

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