Powder Coated Steel Planters


Powder coated steel planters offer limitless scope for colour customisation, combined with a durable, hard-wearing and flawless surface finish.

Information on this page concerns our fully bespoke manufacturing service.  For simple square and rectangular shapes our standard range of powder coated planters may be suitable.

The planters are fabricated, then ground and polished to produce perfectly smooth and seamless corners and edges; before being sprayed with a fine powder containing pigment, hardeners and bonding agents. They are then oven baked to 200°C to cure the paint finish. Standard colours can be selected from the RAL Classic series (over 200 shades), in a semi-matte finish. In addition, there are a wide range of specialist powder coat colours and finishes available.

The planters can be manufactured using a range of different steels, to suit the particular budget and quality requirements of the brief. For example:

  • We commonly use 2mm thick steel sheet, but depending on planter size and demands of the site 1.5mm or 3mm may be preferable. 
  • We consider Zintec steel (zinc plated for enhanced longevity) to be the best value option for most situations.  However, applying zinc primer to mild steel instead can deliver a more than fit-for-purpose planter where budgets are tight. 
  • For the most extreme environments [such as coastal], powder coated planters can be manufactured using stainless steel, rather than mild or Zintec steel.
  • Where weight is an issue, aluminium can be used instead of steel, and then powder coated via the same process.

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

  • Material 2mm steel or aluminium (or to suit brief as required)
  • Coating Polyester powder coating
  • Construction Faired externally with smooth corners and edges
  • Colour Any RAL reference. Specialist powder coat colours also available
  • Surface  Semi matte (30% gloss).  Metallic, textured and other 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 metal planters in this material 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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