Custom Steel Privacy Screens: Creating Your Ideal Outdoor Environment

Custom Steel Privacy Screens: Creating Your Ideal Outdoor Environment

It is interesting to see how both interior and exterior/landscape design has changed over the years ranging from the materials used to trends ranging from “going green” to integrating more sustainable solutions that stand the test of time, which is one of the reasons why corten steel has become popular.

Looking at privacy screens in particular, they have the ability to totally transform spaces whether it’s separating large areas in hotels/restaurants to make seating arrangements feel more intimate or using privacy screens as a way to block your property from neighbors, create the most epic outdoor kitchen of your dreams, and the list goes on.

On the other hand, privacy screens can also be an integral part of interior design for both residential and commercial projects as a way to separate spaces, create the atmosphere you’re looking for, and ultimately deliver design elements that are truly unique/unexpected.

Matt Hill Projects fabricates custom privacy screens using corten steel for clients around the world, and below are some of the common questions we get:

What are the Benefits of Using Corten Steel for Privacy Screens?
Unlike other metals that degrade over time and require maintenance, corten steel forms a patina that gets better over time without compromising the structural integrity or durability. Essentially, once a corten steel privacy screen is fabricated and installed you have nothing to worry about.

Why do Clients get Custom Privacy Screens?
Similar to planning for your wedding and getting a custom tailored suit or dress, when you’re developing/renovating a property everything has to be perfect and that relates back to privacy screens where what’s available off the shelf many times doesn’t fit your vision. And that’s where we collaborate with clients to fabricate exactly what they’re looking for.

If you are working on a new project and have questions about privacy screens or any other custom steel art (animal sculptures, illuminated spheres, etc.) we are here to help.

Steel Art/Sculptures for Commercial Installations: What to Look For

Steel Art/Sculptures for Commercial Installations: What to Look For

The world of residential and commercial development has changed dramatically in recent times with the introduction of more sustainable materials, creative/functional designs along with current trends and this post touches specifically on steel art, including sculptures, for commercial applications.

After guiding projects around the world we realized a trend years ago that continues to take off today: Corten steel is revolutionizing commercial projects as a whole not only when it comes to art/sculptures but also building facades (e.g. brise soleil) and so much more.

If you are developing a new commercial project and looking for custom steel solutions whether it’s for an airport, hotel, office complex, public space, zoo, etc. below are a few things to keep in mind:

A unique art piece for your space is a collaborative effort and nothing is set in stone. We work closely with clients to bring their visions to life and feel that’s a critical part of the process.

Our team has created large-scale installations for commercial projects around the world (in Asia, Europe, U.S.) and we use that experience to ensure success in the future. And it’s that experience (those building blocks) that give us the ability to execute on large projects.

Since our customers are located around the globe there’s a logistics element that comes into play, which is important to point out. And after building relationships with shipping/logistics firms around the world we understand the process which helps streamline commercial projects.

Looking to integrate steel elements in your commercial project? Let’s connect.

Custom Dog Sculptures Made of Steel: Remembering Your Best Friend

Custom Dog Sculptures Made of Steel: Remembering Your Best Friend

Losing a beloved dog is an emotionally challenging experience. Our faithful furry friends bring us joy, love, and companionship, and when they pass away, it can leave a void in our lives. Dog memorial sculptures have become a popular way to remember and honor these special animals. These sculptures serve as a lasting tribute, capturing the spirit and essence of our four-legged companions.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the significance of dog memorial sculptures and explore the various styles and materials used to create these heartfelt memorials.

Dog memorial sculptures hold deep meaning for those who have lost a canine companion. They provide a tangible way to remember and honor the bond shared with our pets. These sculptures capture the essence of our dogs, immortalizing their unique personalities, and creating a lasting tribute that can be cherished for years to come.

Whether laying under their favorite tree, laying in front of the fire, guarding the front door, these sculptures serve as a visual reminder of the love and joy our dogs brought into our lives. We should always be reminded of the things that had a positive impact on our lives, and many times dogs played a big role in that.

Matt Hill Projects is here to help you create a piece that best memorializes your beloved dog. Contact us today to learn more.

Corten Steel Privacy Screens: What Makes Them Special?

Corten Steel Privacy Screens: What Makes Them Special?

Architectural and design trends are always changing over time and it’s interesting to see how corten steel privacy screens have become popular in the past few years, though what makes them so special?

First and foremost, when looking at any privacy screen you have to think about how it will last over time and the subsequent maintenance needed, which is especially important for commercial applications (e.g. hotels/resorts) as well as luxury residential properties. It’s not so much the initial investment that’s the big cost but instead ongoing maintenance: Cleaning regularly, applying paint every few years, etc.

Corten steel is also known as “weathering steel” and one of its most distinctive features is how it becomes more appealing over time – like a fine wine hidden in a cellar for 20+ years – to form the patina we all know and love. As opposed to worrying about maintenance, corten steel doesn’t require any which, aside from the visual appeal, delivers big cost savings over time.

Secondly, like taking a lump of clay and molding it into the most epic piece of pottery, the same craftsmanship goes into creating custom corten steel privacy screens where anything you can imagine is possible. The sky’s the limit.

Whether you’re an architect, landscape designer or interested in corten steel privacy screens for your home we are here to help. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

What is Corten Steel Used For? The Most Common Applications

What is Corten Steel Used For? The Most Common Applications

In recent times corten steel has become a buzzword in the architecture/design community ranging from using the magical material to create furniture in public spaces to animal sculptures, privacy screens and all sorts of urban art. This post touches on the most common applications we see on a regular basis.

It is interesting how sometimes things in life are hidden behind the scenes and corten steel is one of them: Most people don’t know that the reason why we can order products online and receive them the next day is due to exceptional logistics – everything from where they’re manufactured to when they’re delivered to us – and a big part of that process involves corten steel.

From shipping containers that transport products across continents to bridges, rail cars and other pieces of the logistics puzzle, corten steel plays an integral role. And that’s one of the most common applications of corten steel today.

Additionally, corten steel has been widely adopted in the design world with a variety of art/sculptures being crafted in it. This is a new phenomenon that’s taking off and we are on the cusp of what’s possible, which is exciting.

Have a vision to create something special using corten steel? Let’s connect and brainstorm.