Kirv

Powder coating

More durable than standard paint, polyester powder coating is used to add colour and to protect metal in the outdoor environment.

Initially the pigment is ‘puffed’ as a powder onto the metal to be coated. It’s attracted to the metal by means of an electric charge. The seat is then baked in an oven to cure the coating to the metal at a temperature of around 180˚. After powder coating we then add a lacquer, which gives the colour depth and the metal another protective layer.

This doesn’t make the seat scratch or chip resistant, no coating is, but if treated properly powder coating is said to have a lifetime of around 10 years.

Powder coating is more environmentally friendly than traditional painting as it doesn’t use solvents, there is minimal CO2 emissions in the process and there are no waste products generated – any excess powder is collected and reused.

  • Handmade in the UK

    All our products are designed and hand made by us to your order in the UK.

    Our prices reflect the quality of our products and the attention to detail they feature. We have a trade price list and can offer discounts for multiple orders.

  • Ergonomic

    One of our primary aims when developing our seating collection was that each of our pieces should be comfortable.

    We spent a lot of time refining the profile of our seats to make them as ergonomic as possible. The close spacing of the tubes on our benches provides added comfort and support for the user.

  • Low Maintenance

    Maintaining outdoor seating can be time consuming and expensive. Our seats are designed to be left outdoors throughout the year and require very little maintenance to keep them looking great.

  • Hard Wearing

    Stainless steel is one of the toughest materials available for outdoor seating and when finished correctly it has the ability to repair itself.

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  • Product Hire

    All our furniture is available for event hire. Perfect for event launch parties and weddings.

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  • 2011 Brochure

    Download our 2011 Brochure.

    2011 Brochure (PDF 1.1Mb)

  • Commissions

    Are you looking for a unique piece of metalwork? We undertake commissions for both private clients and businesses.

    Commissions

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