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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!