This is a bright, almost popping colour, smart and stylish, it doesn’t scratch very easily owing to the fairly thick coating which has been applied, which is called Plastisol, it has a leather grain effect embossed on the surface. Due to the nature of my repurposing the material I use is likely to have the odd scratch, which is mainly why it was originally destined for the scrap heap.
I would like to stress the surface marks in no way detrimental to its usefulness as a planter. Just remember these marks are all unique to your planter, and you are helping the environment in a small way by purchasing my repurposed roofing materials.
All of the planters are handmade by me, owing to the nature of the process the measurements given are as accurate as I can be, this is really important, so I do stress the fact as I am not a robot manufacturing 100’s of these they will all be slightly different, meaning completely unique.
The planters are so incredibly versatile, to use indoor or outdoor, for window boxes, roof top gardens, patio areas to give height, depth and a snap of colour to a small area, with the bonus of being totally portable so if you move, they can also.
The material I use is left over from the manufacture of flashings, the piece of metal you can see around the edge of an industrial building where the wall meets the roof, or across the centre of the roof as a ridge as a couple of examples. This means the material is extremely durable, unlikely to crack in cold snaps of weather, and available in a small range of colours enabling you to give your area no matter how big or small a contemporary feel.
Owing to the simple design structure the planters they are not waterproof, the base rests on a base ledge around the bottom so will allow water to drain away naturally. If you need them to be waterproof I can supply a pond liner for you to cut and fit to shape internally, I would also recommend that you get some some stones / pebbles as a base layer, then soil on top with your chosen seeds / bulbs, or just throw a gro-bag in and get started.
As the planters are made from prime industrial roofing material, which would of otherwise been destined for the scrap bin it means that each piece may have the odd scratch, dint, mark nothing detrimental to its new purpose I do try to avoid pieces with marks when possible, but I make this point because you are investing in a recycled, repurposed item, so will be as pictured.