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Why Use Steel Gratings for Walls and Partitions. 

Why Use Steel Gratings for Walls and Partitions. 

Interior and Exterior décor has taken a huge turn over the last decade, integrating a wide range of resources in their designs. This includes the use of rustic and recycled items found in industrial and antique settings, in designs that are both modern, minimal and appealing. Today, landscape and building architects integrate materials like steel gratings, wood, and metal features into their designs, for their work to stand out from the norm. These designs are planned to sate both visual appeal, as well as to offer a functional advantage.

While gratings are almost always linked with industries, workshops and public places, they are also ideal when used as walls, partitions, and floors in homes. In this post, we’re going to look at a few reasons why using steel gratings for walls and partitions are a good idea. Below are a few reasons as to why gratings are ideal for use as walls and partitions.

Reasons Why Steel Gratings Make Ideal Walls & Partitions:

Durable

Steel Gratings are made to endure constant use under intense conditions with little or no damage. They are designed for industrial use, to withstand most threats that cause damage like wear, heavy loads, and factors that cause steel to corrode. Gratings made with stainless steel are strong and resilient against chemicals, rust, the weather and other corroding agents. 

 

Being highly durable, when fixed or used as walls and partitions, these items are sure to last for a long time. This, by itself, is a good enough factor for most people.

Low Cost

Most people are open to unusual ways to cut costs during construction. Gratings cost less than the cost of aggregates (cement, bricks, etc.) it takes to build a wall to fill the same space. Apart from lower costs while constructing, gratings have little maintenance needs, which results in lower maintenance costs in the long run. With lower immediate and long term costs, steel gratings are sure to make your wallet happy.

 

Easy to Maintain

Steel gratings are not that easily worn or damaged and require little or no maintenance. Unlike walls, they do not ‘require’ timely repairs and painting, but can be painted to enhance its features and appeal. A quick wipe, wash and spray and these gratings are as good as new again. When used as exterior walls, they are usually installed as an outer layer to protect glass walls, windows and slider doors.

 

Ventilation

Since gratings are made up of a network of metal bars and rods, they provide high ventilation with ample privacy. Since privacy is always an issue, for most people, even though gratings provide enough privacy, fittings like curtains and blinds can also be used.

 

Versatile

Steel gratings are highly versatile in their use. They can be used as partitions, gates or walls, or even as a surface for plants to grow on. The possibilities when it comes to using gratings as and in walls are endless. Here are a few ways that you can use gratings at home,

  • They can be used to build a moat bridge, which can be lifted to form a part of the wall or a door.
  • They can be used to build both permanent and temporary partitions.
  • They can also be used as guard rails and hand rails along stairs and raised platforms, as well as to partition staircases.
  • They can be used to build border walls, attached to support posts or even be turned into slider doors.

 

Be it indoors or out, steel gratings have a high potential to be used in any design.

Visual Appeal

Gratings are very appealing and can fit in with any theme – modern, rustic, chic or glam. Steel grates can be used either purely for a decorative intent or to add to the features of the building. They can be used together with wood, stone and metal to create unique custom partitions and all units.

 

Gratings can be purchased at stores that deal with metal and steel products like grates, gratings, and rails. They can also be purchased at lower costs and custom made to your requirements from manufacturer outlets. Visit Oasis Metal Manufacturing LLC to get more details about the specs, features and costs of standard and shaped steel gratings in UAE.

Scaffolding – A Permanent Alternative?

Scaffolding – A Permanent Alternative?

Scaffolding has many, many uses and is used to satisfy many needs. They are used in varying processes from construction to advertising, as a temporary solution. Apart from its temporary uses in these many sectors, scaffolds can be used in building and supporting various kinds of stable and permanent structures. These structures can include furnished workshops to buildings and offices that are fully functional. Moreover, scaffolds can also be used to construct platforms, pathways, and bridges for events, access and even in industries. Stairways, bridges, outdoor flooring, indoor decor and access paths for building maintenance are just a few examples. Here are a few permanent and semi-permanent uses of scaffolds, and why they are a better choice.

Permanent Building Solutions:

Staircase and stairways:

Scaffolds can be used to construct a stable and secure complex frame to support single and multistory staircases. These staircases can be installed for permanent (or long-term) use, with stability in bearing heavy loads and constant use. These stairs can either be single row staircases or multiple row staircases that lead to several levels. Scaffolds can also be used to build outdoor staircases to other points of entry, to provide a long-term entry solution.

 

Exterior Access – Maintenance:

The use of scaffolding in maintenance has been around for ages together. They have been (and still are) used to clean the exterior of windows and huge glass panels in huge buildings. The most common use in maintenance is with suspended scaffolding. These are service platforms that are suspended from a frame installed on the roof of a building. Being supported by cables that can bear heavy loads, these platforms can be controlled to move vertically to access building exteriors with ease. Apart from the suspended type, outdoor platforms can be installed using scaffolds to access building exteriors that are not that many levels high.

Industrial walkways:

Most industries look for flooring solutions that are affordable, require less maintenance, and can be used for a long term. Like Mezzanine floors, scaffolds offer a more reliable and stable structure, ideal for outdoor use. These floors can be fitted with steel, stainless steel or alloy platforms to improve their resistance to corrosion and strength. Being highly secure when perfectly installed, these structures can bear heavy weights, making the ideal for industrial use.

Bridges and pathways:

With proven stability and reliability in proving a strong secure platform, scaffolds make an ideal frame for bridges and paths. Based on the material used, these scaffold structures can be used in various conditions from indoor paths to outdoor bridges. There have been many cases where scaffold frame bridges have been used for events of varying scales as a successful means of access. This only further promotes its use as a long-term solution to meeting the access needs of facilities that require bridges or access platforms that need to be elevated.

Interior Décor and Support:

Innovation in Interior décor has brought about the use of unusual components like scaffolds in enhancing the appeal of interiors. This includes the use of materials like steel gratings and scaffoldings among other products.

Scaffolds can be used to provide structural aid, while being used to suspend and mount decorative items. They can be used to mount paintings, suspend lamps and vases, and to install creative shelves and storage.

Moreover, scaffolds and scaffolding are favored for use in several other facilities, such as studios, labs, and media houses. Visit our website to view our range of products, get more details about our products or to get in touch ith us. Oasis Metal Manufacturing LLC.

The Scaffolding Journal – The History of Scaffolds

The Scaffolding Journal – The History of Scaffolds

Scaffolds have been in use since time immemorial. The earliest recorded use being in the construction of the ancient structures in ‘The Land of Civilization’, Egypt.

wood scaffolding

Scaffolding is one of the most vital components of construction projects, as well as various other industrial and commercial operations. Although its purpose of application remains the same, the types of scaffolds used have evolved over time. The major change in what scaffolding used to be and what scaffolding is today is in the materials used. The main reason for this change in material from traditional bamboo and wood scaffolds to modern steel and alloy scaffolds is safety.

scaffolding in Egypt

Egypt is home to marvelous huge ancient structures that are so remarkable that they are said to be built by aliens ages ago. In truth, however, Ancient Egypt and other ancient civilizations had knowledge of engineering and construction practices that were far ahead of their time. The Pyramids and statues of Ancient Egypt we constructed by slaves / laborers under the rule of the Pharaohs. They used wooden scaffolding to lift huge stones and place them at the right places, guided by highly-skilled engineers. These wood scaffolds were also used as a base for workers to carve detailed statues out of colossal rocks or blocks of stone, from the top to the bottom.

Scaffolding in India

Moving to the far East, to countries like China and India, not as far back in time as Ancient Egypt, Bamboo and wood poles have been used in construction. The use of bamboo and wood poles to form scaffoldings dates back decades, maybe even centuries ago, and is still prevalent in some parts of the East. Bamboo is extremely flexible, strong and durable, capable of bearing heavy weights when bound properly. The use of bamboo scaffolds in construction proved to be ideal due to its high resistance and strength. The bamboo or wood poles were bound together using ropes to prevent them from slipping and sliding and to form a strong, stable structure. Although, in time as steel was adopted in most countries and by most construction companies, many still use bamboo and wood to construct scaffoldings today.

modern scaffolding

Advancing forward, scaffolds have never been more different, safe or secure as they are today. Modern scaffolding or the base of what scaffolding is today was first introduced in the early 20th century. These scaffolding were metal fixings like clamps and mounts were introduced to replace ropes to hold scaffolds together. As time went by, and there was rapid development in every field, through the innovation and development brought about by the industrial age, there was a transformation in the construction sector. The requirements of scaffolding were diversified and increased to cater to the construction of tall buildings and skyscrapers. To satisfy these requirements metal, steel and alloy scaffoldings were engineered and manufactured.

Today, scaffolding can be classified into various types that service specific and standard purposes. The types of scaffolding used in the Construction Industry today include:

  • Single,
  • Double,
  • Cantilever,
  • Suspended,
  • Patented,
  • Trestle, and
  • Steel Scaffolding.

We, at Oasis Metal manufacturing, are renowned manufacturers of a range of steel products like steel gratings, handrails, and scaffolding in the UAE. We proved products of unmatched quality, suitable for both industrial and architectural applications, and deliver top-class services. Visit our website to find out more about us and our range of products.

Things To Know When Talking About Steel Gratings

Things To Know When Talking About Steel Gratings

Many of us know what gratings are, and what their applications are in homes and various industrial settings. However, the majority of the people do not know much about gratings or are not that well versed in the right terminology in defining, differentiating or identifying variations in gratings and its several types. This post is to help you know more about gratings, terms used in specifying or identifying its various types and specifications, and other terms that might prove helpful at some point in time.

Gratings, in general, can be defined as a framework or a grid of crossed or parallel bars, normally preventing access through an opening, while permitting communication and ventilation. This definition of gratings or grates is broad, not restricting its applications by definition. “Entry prevention” entails its applications as a structural surface, such as a wall, floor, fencing, pathway, roof, and such. Specific to gratings, these structural surfaces are nothing but a well-engineered framework, with variations in design that provide effective ventilation between compartments, with no compromise in functionality or structural capability. Although Gratings are manufactured with numerous variations, at Oasis Metal Manufacturing LLC we produce standard and shaped steel gratings, stair treads, and fixing clips.

Terms Associated with Steel Gratings

Some common terms or terminology used in reference to the specifications, types and other variations of steel gratings are:

Grating

A steel grid formed using load-bearing bars and crossed bars through resistance welding.

Span (Length of the Grating)

The span or length of the grating is measured along the direction of the load-bearing bars. Variations in the span of the gratings usually cause a difference in its load-bearing capacity.

Width of the grating

The width of the grating is the measure of distance along the direction of the cross-bars.

Plain load-bearing bar

Plain load-bearing bars are normal flat load-bearing bars, which are used to produce plain or flat surface steel gratings.

standard steel gratings

Serrated load-bearing bar

Serrated load bearing bars are flat on one side and serrated or ridged on the other. The seated edge provides the surface of serrated steel gratings, which are commonly used for their anti-slip properties as industrial flooring.

serrated steel gratings

Pitch

The pitch is the center-to-center distance between two load-bearing bars or two cross bars.

Binding bar

Binding bars are flat bars used to construct a border for the framework. These flat bars are welded to shaped panels at each end and at cut-outs to form panels or tiles.

Grating Gross Area

The Gross Area of a Grating is the total area of the grating including the cut out areas. The gross area is not the net or actual area of the grating as areas that are cut out or removed are also calculated.

Grating Net Area

The Net area of a Grating is the actual area of the grating. It refers to the total or gross area, excluding (minus) the area cut out.

Cut-out

Any area of a grating that is required to be shaped and removed or cut out to allow pipes and columns to pass through is called a cut-out. A Cut-out can with be Straight Shaped- cut-out with straight edges or straight lines, or Curved Shaped – cut-out with curved lines or edges.

Toe Plate

Toe plates are large-sized flat bars which are welded to the edge of the steel gratings or grating panels, for safety and precautionary purposes.

Curb Angles

Curb angles are support fixtures that are installed onto concrete or a steel frame to support grating panels.

Erection Clearance

Erection Clearance is a permitted distance from a grating panel to an adjacent panel or structure.

Stair Tread

Stair Treads are steel gratings or panels with end plates and non-slip nosing, which are used in stairways. End plates are plates that are welded to each end of a stair tread, allowing easy installation to steelwork or a steel frame. Non-slip nosing is a special anti-slip bar, that is welded to grating panels or stair treads to provide a grippy surface and prevent slipping.

steel gratings stair treads

With knowledge of these basic terms, you can easily understand variations in the different types of steel gratings, custom panel designs and cut-outs, and differences in weight-bearing capacities of gratings. This can further help you choose the right type of steel gratings, which are ideal for the types of application and use. For ideas on creative and innovative uses of steel grating, like indoor home decor with steel gratings, check out the rest of the blog.

Steel Gratings and Indoor Home Decor

Steel Gratings and Indoor Home Decor

Steel Gratings are well known for their applications in various sectors, especially in industries and manufacturing establishments. They provide industries with flooring, stairways and access platforms with proper ventilation, safety, slip resistance and easy maintenance. Gratings are manufactured in various shapes and sizes, finished and treated with various processes and a range of coatings, and are designed for standard and specific conditions.

Gratings are most commonly used in industries, production facilities, and packaging industries. They are used to construct durable and heavy-duty work platforms, mezzanines, walkways, access platforms, stairways and operating floors. Apart from gratings being extremely durable and well-engineered, they are also resistant to fire, weather, and other corrosive or destructive elements. All these Advantages of using gratings to construct walkways, pathways, and flooring, and their easy maintenance make them ideal for use in households and homes alike.

Standard steel as well as other special gratings, such as stainless steel gratings, galvanized steel gratings and other coated or treated gratings, can provide added functionality to your home. There are various indoor applications of steel gratings which add to the aesthetic appeal of your home, without any compromise in safety or security or functionality. Here are a few ways you can use steel gratings, incorporated in interior home decor and design.

Indoor Home Decor using Steel Gratings

A number of Innovative, resourceful and crafty homeowners have ingeniously used gratings, floor grates and detailed steel gratings in and around their homes, and the results are astounding.

Indoor Bridges

If you have an Indoor Garden, creek or stone garden, using steel gratings to construct bridges or walkways above or across your garden or creek would be ideal. Gratings, whether standard or special design, provide sufficient ventilation and passage of light through them to allow your plants to grow without any disruption. Apart from not disrupting plant growth, these walkways and bridges are strong enough to bear heavy weights, resistant to corrosion, fire, weather and rust, and provide a means to access your garden or other without and disturbance. Steel gratings can also be used as flooring across overhead open access paths between rooms.

 

Shower floor

If you’re tired of accidentally flooding your shower floor or bathroom floor, steel gratings are the way to go. Steel and Stainless steel gratings provide both a rustic as well as modern and minimal look and feel, depending on their application. Using stainless steel floor grates or galvanized steel grates in your shower or bathroom, with proper drains installed below can provide you with an ever-dry and beautiful bathroom or shower floor.

Walls and Partitions

Gratings can be used in partitions and indoor walls to provide sufficient privacy, proper ventilation throughout the house and can add appeal to the overall aesthetics of your home.


Special heavy-duty steel gratings can also be used as garage doors or even as entry doors and facade elements.

Steel Roof Gratings

A reinforced framework, with standard or special gratings, can be used to provide roofing for indoor gardens and green rooms. Fitted with a reinforced metal framework and additional safety precautions can make Steel roof gratings extremely durable, to stand the test of time, while allowing your plants, trees, and shrubs to get enough rainwater, sunlight, and air.

Interested in getting to know more about steel gratings, their properties and types? Get in touch with steel gratings manufacturers and experts now.

Steel Your Favourite Flora!

Steel Your Favourite Flora!

With these steel framed greenhouses, it doesn’t matter if the flowers you love can’t grow in your local climates. A little technological ingenuity backed up with some engineering excellence, ensure you can have beautiful blooms in your home all year through.

Greenhouses have long been favoured by those who aren’t too happy with allowing small inconveniences like unsuitable weather, preventing them from being able to raise and enjoy flowers and other flora of their choice. Having a privately owned greenhouse used to be a luxury that not many could afford before. But with new technological advances and better equipment, it is more accessible than ever.

For instance, at Oasis Metals, we custom make shaped gratings to your specifications to suit a wide range of requirements. If a greenhouse is what you’d like to construct, then we can fulfil all your needs.

We are happy to work with your designers for a business like a nursery or a florist, where you might need a larger greenhouse, or multiple facilities with different requirements for each one, depending on the varieties of the plants one wants to cultivate.

Our sales team would be happy to work with you to make sure that we cover all the bases of your needs.

Whether you have a home with sprawling grounds, or a small backyard that you’d like to use, we can easily provide you with the products you will need for the frame and support work.

The steel framework is sturdy enough to survive the wear and tear of a low maintenance house schedule.

It is also much more resistant to the elements than other materials and therefore lasts much longer. This translates to your money spent being an investment rather than an expense.

Most greenhouses are a frame that is then covered by a material that allows sunlight through, but contains the warmth it brings. Of course, the reverse is also true where the glass or roofing will allow the sunlight through but keep the interior at a lower temperature than the scorching ones we experience in the desert during the day. A greenhouse is meant to regulate the temperature within the structure to keep it at a regulated steady one. Sudden fluctuations could lead to the plants being destroyed, or adversely affected by the extremes of hot and cold.

It does all this while also protecting the plants inside from too much or not enough rain and other weather conditions out of our control.

The variety of greenhouses can differ from a simple roof structure to one that is temperature controlled on the inside with automated sprinklers and humidity controllers. Let Oasis Metals help you build your dream garden. Call us to know more!

 

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

52,800 tonnes of steel. 6,000,000 steel rivets. Approximately 1000 metres long. An iconic sight, and a landmark recognized around the globe. Welcome to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

According to the information maintained by the Australian Government, the suggestion for a bridge allowing commuters to bypass the busy Harbour area, was first made all the way back in 1815 by Francis Greenway. Of course, it took years before that dream could be realized.

The local governing bodies invited design submissions in 1900, but it would take years for one to be approved and the tender floated.

Sydney had to wait until after the end of the First World War, for more serious plans to come to fruition. A general design for the proposed bridge was prepared by Dr. J J C Bradfield, and officers of the NSW Department of Public Works. The state government then invited tenders from around the world, with the final contract being awarded to the English firm,  Dorman Long and Co of Middlesbrough.

Construction on the “Sydney Harbour Bridge” began in 1924. It would take 1400 men, 8 years, 6 million hand driven rivets, and about 53,000 tons of steel to build the edifice that stands as a symbol for the city today. It cost the government 4.2 million dollars to construct. The bridge now has 8 traffic lanes, 2 of which used to be tram tracks before the trams were decommissioned in the 1950s. There are also 2 rail lines on the bridge, one in each direction.

Inaugurated on the 19th of March, 1932, by the NSW Premier, the Honourable John ‘Jack’ T. Lang, the bridge has since seen millions of vehicles, trains and foot traffic.

A huge tourist attraction – BridgeClimb, started in 1998, pulling in tourists and locals alike. It allows climbers to ascend the catwalks on the bridge all the way to the top. The universal opinion is that the spectacular view is worth the climb up ladders and stairs. The climbs are scheduled throughout the day, during twilight and at night as well. Understandably, safety precautions are detailed, including a blood alcohol reading and a climb simulator, which helps climbers anticipate the conditions they are about to experience.
By all accounts, the BridgeClimb is breath-taking, and is always listed as a must-do for visitors to Sydney. Royals like Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark, and celebrities like Matt Damon, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Ferguson, Cathy Freeman, Kylie Minogue and Kostya Tszyu all having done the Climb.

Almost all the components for the construction of this bridge were custom made, and designed specifically for this structure. An example would be the hand driven rivets, which were done to be as accurate as possible. At Oasis Metals, we produce high quality steel gratings and structure support beams like the ones used in the construction of the Sydney Harbour bridge. We take into account your designs, your requirements, and provide you with high quality products that ensure longevity, and stability. Our bottom line is our high rate of client satisfaction, and in this endeavour, we will not waver.

Bonus Fun Fact:

The top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge arch actually rises and falls about 180 mm due to changes in the temperature!

Valyrian Steel

Valyrian Steel

 

Most of the free world and their uncle, across the globe, are currently sitting around discussing outlandish theories about the most prolific television series in the past few years. Game of Thrones. The very mention of the name itself is sometimes enough for perfect strangers to make conversation in order to discuss their opinion on the latest episode, or a particular character.

A central theme we have noticed in the show’s premise is the significance of Valyrian Steel. A mythological metal, it is presented as having mystic properties that allow characters to vanquish certain creatures, apart from being almost a ‘super-metal.’
What interested us the most about the topic was the secrecy behind the smelting of this steel, and the loss of all knowledge on how to create it. Valyrian steel was explained as being the most coveted metal in the lands. Stronger than any other known metal in the show’s universe, it is often shown to be imbued with mythical powers, a bane to the horrors the characters face. Called indestructible, the strength of the metal is a point that the characters keep circling back to ad nauseum.

In the real world, many scholars and archaeologists have drawn on the numerous similarities in properties between Valyrian steel and the historic Damascus steel. The two have many commonalities, namely, the tell tale patterns in the steel, reminiscent of flowing water; the minute differences in the shades of the metal, that make it seem like there are really two metals forged together.

The rarity of it, in the common markets. The loss of the secret behind its creation. Like its real life counterpart, Valyrian steel is primarily used in weapons, although some wealthy patrons commission it for use in crowns, like the former Targaryen king, Aerys, or the Dothraki warrior who carries an arakh, the only one of its kind showcased in the series (so far)

This representation of a different kind of metal with mystical power and legendary strength, is a clear novelty in fiction where magic is usually displayed as spells and trickery. Smoke and mirrors accompanied by much hand waving and chanting. Lightning bolts and thunderous sounds. This is a much colder and harder avatar, pun intended, that captures an audience’s attention because it is a departure from the usual.

Every single Valyrian steel weapon is customized and made to fit certain characteristics of either the house it belongs to, or the wielder of the blade itself. Sometimes those could be one and the same, since most of the blades are heirlooms passed down from one generation to the next. At Oasis metals, we believe that great metal work should be hardy enough to survive the generations, and utilitarian enough to be unaffected by trends or fashions. We customise our gratings and other steel work to suit your needs, and we work to provide you with the best products available on the market.
Contact us to know more.

How Metal Can Music Be?

How Metal Can Music Be?

While music as a hobby in and of itself has long been around, heavy metal as a genre can only be loved or hated. There is no in between. There are no indifferent reactions. Today’s post is about a different kind of ‘metal music’ where we look at the different musical instruments that are solely made of metal.

Instruments like these are all designed with the intention of creating wondrous music, and the tunes will depend on the density of the chosen metal, the shape, whether is is hollow or not. Every tiny detail is dependant on the smallest difference.

Take for instance, the xylophone. While a percussion instrument, the density of the steel used, the length of the steel rod, the force with which the rod is struck, and the material used to strike it. The smallest change would affect the sound and overall tone of the instrument altogether. The image below is an illustration of a typical xylophone, while obviously there might be differences in the authentic pieces.

The flute on the other hand, while mainly made of steel, can also be made of reed or wood. Regardless, although made of metal, it is still considered a wind instrument, because the musicality of it lies in the way the wind passes through the metal shaft and is affected by the openings left alongside it.

The perfect combination of the two would be the example of the Jamaican steel drums. Also called Jamaican pans or Caribbean pans, they depend on a combination of metal density, and suspension to produce the most unique sounds.

All of these musical instruments came about by many years of experimentation with the local populace and musicians to achieve the current tone they have for the moment. If it were possible to cut out all the trials and errors, to cut through the mistakes and experimentation, and arrive at the solution immediately, it might have saved a lot of time. Musicians would dismiss that process as removing a certain quality from the art of creating music. But a businessman or a manufacturer will tell you, that experimentation takes up a lot of time. Time that might be best spent on improving quality of goods, or services.

Which is why Oasis Metals is your own one stop shop for all your steel industry needs. We have already done the research. We have already done the experimentation. We’ve already spent the time on it, so you don’t have to. Contact us to know more about how we can tailor make your orders to fulfil your requirements.

 

Steel in Art

Steel in Art

Steel is a superbly malleable metal, and yet is one of the strongest in the world. As diverse and dynamic as it is, it is widely used even in the art world. We posted about the Chicago bean a few weeks ago, and how the structure is a huge tourist attraction. It is seen, touched, and photographed by millions every year, and still manages to weather the elements as well. (Pun intended)

In that same vein, we look at how steel can be molded and interpreted as an artistic medium. When an artist is looking to showcase it’s sheer tenacity in a minimalist design, they could possible do something along the lines of Eddie Robert’s sculpture, like the one depicted below. The flow of the metal, the way it has been molded to seem like an almost effortless arch. The smooth transition from a horizontal pattern to an elegant arch that hovers above it. Seemingly weightless.

And then we have the other end of the spectrum. The GAHR stainless steel coral. A large than life piece – it is intricate and uses a gradient rarely seen in this medium. The smallest details have been brought to life in it. One can almost believe that it truly is a live piece of a coral reef. The rough edges were achieved by treating the steel with a coarse papering to ensure it looks like the reefs that inspired the piece.

The one thing both these pieces have in common is the tenacious and completely multifaceted metal that some of us don’t even realize, impacts our life in the everyday. The dulled polish effect on Robert’s piece, vs the high sheen yet rough appearance of the GAHR scuplture is just a simple focal point in an illustration on how the metal can be molded to suit one’s purposes.

At Oasis Metal, we use the steel to showcase our diverse methods of providing our clients with what they most need. Depending on your individual requirements, we provide custom gratings, with specialised treatments to suit the environments in which they will be used. Whether as an outdoor staircase to highlight a beautiful back garden, or a sturdy frame for step ladders in your factory, we have what you will most need. Reliability. We treat our steel products to be weather proof in the case of your outdoor fixtures. We reinforce them for your warehouses and factories. Most of all, we make sure that you understand that our products are enabled to provide you with peace of mind.