Raised beds in corten steel or galvanized steel
Our raised beds come in corten steel (rust look) and galvanized steel.
They can be purchased in EDGY or CUBY design.
They are modular and can be put together in optional lengths where you can Build on them with our side plates. If our standard models do not fit in for your project, you can contact us for a good offer on raised beds for your particular garden project. Or try our custom dimensions calculator at the top of the page.
Why choose a raised bed?
You get raised the level from the grass and thus you get a better working height in your raised bed. You can plant everything in your raised bed in corten steel, vegetables, herbs and beautiful summer flowers. You minimize the weeds in your raised bed.
Always consider where to place your raised bed, the plants should have full sun all day or are fine with getting some shade.
The soil in the raised bed does not dry out as easily as the earth in the rest of the garden. The corten steel holds moisture and reduces evaporation.
In hot and dry weather, always be aware of getting the water plenty when the sun is not baking down on your plants.
It gives a nice look with raised beds in a row and you will have a better view of your raised beds.
Our raised beds are made without bottomplate. The plants and rainwater can therefore better penetrate to the ground and avoid the soil rotting at the bottom.
What is corten steel?
Corten steel or cor-ten If we need to use the right term is a type of steel that rusts quickly in the surface, but has a slower penetration than, for example, soft steel. One can thus say that the rust layer prevents the material from rusting. This kind of steel can last outdoors for decades - completely maintenance -free.
When we process the material at our factory, the material is similar to ordinary black steel. On delivery, the steel is still black, but after a few weeks of outdoor location - depending on the season - the rust layer will slowly emerge. If you are impatient, the process can be accelerated by once washing followed by salt water spray.
When placing on tiles or wood, the substrate must be protected for the first time from rust markings, as the rust in the rain will drip down the substrate. This subsides after a few months, but we always recommend paying attention.
The beautiful red color gradually changes with the weeks, months and years, and you can therefore experience your products change color.
Raised beds and planter boxes in corten steel
Whether you plant in wood or steel beds makes no difference. The steel can give off a bit of rust at the edge of the bed, but not something that is dangerous for neither plants nor soil.
A walk in the world's largest cities shows a great trend in the design of outdoor areas. Maintenance -free elements in raw steel look -corten steel. Where we have seen rust in the past as a problem and something to be hidden with paint, we now experience the red color as trendy, welcoming and warm. The red rust color in its look and experience is very similar to wood, but with better properties in durability and maintenance. Rusty iron look - corten steel - is the very hot material of the time. At byJEMA we love the Corten look!
Galvanized steel is a known treatment of steel where a zinc treatment makes the metal extra maintenance free. All byJEMA Galva products are made of hot galvanized plate cut on laser, bent and bolted together.
As the hot galvanized surface is broken by laser cutting, in joints there may be some form of rusting. You could say that approx. 1/3 part of the galvanization is "pulled" through the cut and thereby will be approx. 2/3 part bare steel back. Over time, this cut will develop a form of corrosion and get a darker color than the other plate parts. Incidentally, in the same way that the galvanized surface over time changes color from a shiny surface to a more matte surface. All byJEMA products, plant boxes and steel benches are designed with these cuts in mind.
Don't worry about the life of galvanized steel plate. It is extremely durable in the harsh Scandinavian climate. Scratches - or cut for that matter - have the ability to repair itself as the zinc continues to develop a protective layer.
Once in a while, you may want to clean the galva plates with lukewarm water and a soft cloth or sponge. Never use detergent on the surface.
If soil, sand and dirt have sat on the surface, it may be a good idea to clean the dirty plates as there is a greater risk of white rust in dirty areas.
Raised beds and plant boxes in galvanized steel
Whether you plant in wood or steel beds makes no difference. The steel can emit a bit of rust or zinc at the edge of the bed, but not something that is dangerous for neither plants nor soil.
Galvanized steel has for many years been the most used material for steel in outdoor environments. The glossy surface is beautiful for most architecture. We are proud that we at byJEMA have a complete series of plant baoxes and raised beds in galvanized steel.
Selection of model?
We have 2 different models in our high beds in corten steel.
CUBY is a raised bed and accessories in minimalist Scandinavian design.
Straight lines and right angles form a cubic plant box that fits anywhere. Can be stacked in layers or assembled longitudinally or perpendicularly. Only the imagination limits the outdoor spaces that can be created with CUBY. Accessories include wooden, metal feet, wheels and benches.
CUBY can be manufactured and delivered in special dimensions for project sales.
Material: Corten steel (rust) or hot galvanized plate.
Sheet thickness: 2 mm. Powerful quality.
EDGY is design high beds and accessories with edge for modern outdoor space.
Exciting and challenging designed with 45 degree edges that provide a unique geometric shape and can be put together in all directions. Only the imagination limits the outdoor spaces that can be created with EDGY As accessories are feet, wheels and benches.
Material: Corten steel or galvanized plate.
Plate thickness: 3 mm. Very powerful quality that can handle most.
Maintenance -free raised beds from byJEMA who have an expected life of +20 years.