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Galvanized steel

"Materials and surfaces that can handle many years of outdoor use in the harsh Scandinavian climate"

At byJEMA we love delicious products that last for years.

Galvanized steel

Galvanized steel - or galva as we call it - is a known treatment of steel where a zinc treatment makes the metal extra hardy and maintenance -free. All Byjema Galva products are made of hot galvanized plate cut on laser, bent and bolted together.

Since 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 basins and steel benches are designed with these cuts in mind. Thus, the cuts are all uniform and tried to be stored via the buck on the Cuby series, while in the Edgy series they are highlighted with a small cut line at the top and bottom of the corners.

Don't worry about the shelf life of galvanized steel plate. It is extremely durable in the harsh Scandinavian climate, and possibly. 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 mild soapy water and a soft cloth or sponge.

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.

High -beds, plant basins and outdoor fixtures 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 basins, plant boxes and highbeds in galvanized steel.