Custom Steel Privacy Screens/Walls: The New Landscape Design Trend?

Custom Steel Privacy Screens/Walls: The New Landscape Design Trend?

We are living in exciting times where new trends are emerging by the day, especially due to social media, and it’s interesting how the use of corten steel for design of all types ranging from architecture to landscape design have taken off in recent years. And we noticed a huge spike in interest for custom corten steel privacy panels/walls from around the world.

While plants have been used for ages to separate space and provide a sense of privacy from neighbors, the fusion of steel design elements is now taking shape both literally and figuratively. However, many people still aren’t familiar with privacy screens along with corten steel, so we thought it would be helpful to answer common questions we’re getting.

What are the benefits of using steel privacy screens in landscape design?
Though plants like bamboo and others can be used to create privacy, there’s an element of maintenance that creates ongoing cost over time while on the flip side integrating corten steel pieces reduces costs and they actually become better over time – the patina is what’s most desired.

Why are privacy screens made of corten steel better than other materials?
Not many people know this, but the shipping containers that travel around the world and face all of the elements (rain, saltwater, etc.) are made of corten steel due to its durability to withstand whatever nature throws at it. And that’s why both residential and commercial designers are using corten across all facets of development, including landscape design.

What is the difference between a privacy screen and a privacy wall?
This is a great question that’s commonly asked, and we see privacy screens as design elements that don’t totally block off a space but instead allow a portion of what lies behind it to show through whereas a privacy wall may be a unique steel panel that totally separates space.

Interested in learning more about custom corten steel pieces for your home or commercial developments? Let’s Connect.

The Demand We’re Seeing for Cattle/Cow Sculptures in Dallas, Texas

The Demand We’re Seeing for Cattle/Cow Sculptures in Dallas, Texas

Over the years we have created a wide variety of corten steel sculptures that bring our client’s visions to life ranging from fabricating custom animals (cows, horses, kangaroos, etc.) to illuminated spheres and so much more.

At the same time, most recently we’ve been getting inquiries related to steel sculptures for cows ranging from Texas Longhorn cattle to Scottish Highland cows, along with horses, which is exciting.

Not only is this a new space for us, but also an area where we’re delivering epic pieces – the featured image in this post is a Scottish Highland cow we recently fabricated – and we’ve been getting inquiries from around the world since this dropped, especially from people in Dallas ranging from real estate developers to landscape designers and others from all other walks of life.

The point is, taking something you envision and bringing it to life is what’s magical. And that’s what we help you do.

Whether you have a ranch in Dallas, TX and looking to spruce up the property or renovating a hotel, building a luxury home or whatever else you imagine we are here to help. And the first step to get the process going is to discuss your goals.

Let’s connect and explore what’s possible.

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.