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Metallurgi by Dominic Watts
- Metallurgi is run by Dominic and Lucy Watts. We have daughters Tilly and Flori and live near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
In 2001 we created a woven hazel turf tree seat around an apple tree in our front garden, but sadly about four years later the beautiful hazel had deteriorated to such an extent that we decided to reconstruct the seat using mild steel, woven between tubes and then welded into place and filled with soil and topped with turf. Over the years the seat has become a much talked about distinctive focal point.
Metallurgi was started in order to offer the supply and installation of similar woven steel tree seats, in addition to other complimentary steel products including woven fencing, raised beds, lawn edging, gates, obelisks, rose arches and bespoke structures.
We are proud to supply garden owners in search of high quality and durable hand crafted garden steel products which are different to 'run of the mill' mass produced items.
We have close links with our favourite charity, 'Good Story'. www.goodstory.org.uk
Woven metal tree seats
Woven hazel or willow turf tree seats were a medieval idea and were used by aristocratic Tudors. Our long lasting woven metal seats follow in this tradition and provide a sculptural talking point in any garden.
We can make seats to any specification, but basically we offer two versions: A) earth filled with a real turf top or B) hollow with removable marine ply and artificial grass top (suitable for large canopied trees ) which makes convenient storage for garden toys and tools.
Half-seats from £2,150 supplied and installed, Full-seats from £2,500 supplied and installed
Woven metal screening and fencing
Our woven metal garden fencing provides a long lasting yet attractive alternative to woven hazel or willow screens
We make straight, curved, level or wavy topped fencing by weaving strips of metal 80mm wide (or a width of your preference) and 3mm thick between thick walled, long lasting metal tube; it is very strong. It is welded in place making it difficult to steal.
Woven metal fencing costs from £80 per square metre, supplied and installed
We will be happy to discuss the best option for your garden with you; please call or email Dominic.
These woven metal raised beds are longlasting and strong. They provide a practical as well as an unusual and attractive feature in the vegetable garden. While the life of these steel raised beds is many times that of wood, the cost is similar to 'off the shelf' wooden products.
Installation of our 3mm 'Tuffedge' lawn edging allows mowers to leave a clean finish so the edge of the lawn requires little trimming with edging shears. It also prevents 'slumping' of the lawn edge, thereby avoiding the need to redefine the edge with a half-moon spade and losing lawn at the same time.
'Tuffedge' is priced, supplied and installed by our expert installers, and is welded in place for extra strength. We also supply 5mm thick edging for driveways.
'Tuffedge' Edging costs from £18 per metre run, supplied and installed
Bespoke structures and sculptures
We offer a bespoke design and production service, and can make anything you want. We produce gates (of all types, designs and sizes), gazebos, arbours, plant supports, urns, and anything quirky.
Bespoke sculptures, gates, gazebos and arbours are available
Everything is handmade in our Suffolk workshop, and we love it.
To buy any of our products, or to discuss your own project, please call Dominic on
01284 386 250
0777 551 4885
or email firstname.lastname@example.org