Corten Floating Garden Staircase

Commissions, Corten, Garden
About This Project

Corten Floating Garden Staircase


This bespoke Corten Floating Garden Staircase project for a returning customer featured a striking set of floating Corten stairs, leading up to a gabion wall terrace in their garden.


It was essential that the rise and going matched that of an existing smaller set of brick steps elsewhere in the garden, so we undertook site visits to ensure we had accurate measurements to then supply technical drawings. From here, we created a detailed 3D mock-up before engineering and installing the stairs.


“Huge shoutout to the team at Arthur Francis for another stunning addition to our garden. Our wonderful garden steps are a perfect fit, dimensionally and aesthetically.


Our guests have been wowed to discover some serious engineering underneath the relatively slim aesthetic of the steps, ensuring no flex at all. The care and attention to detail during the installation spoke volumes about your commitment to achieving an excellent result!


Most of all, we loved how you brought our vision to life. The steps have elevated our garden and given it a totally designer look.”


Bespoke Projects


Based on your brief, we can create bespoke stylish pieces to suit any style or location, or we can develop your ideas into a finished work of art.


Our in-house designers will conceptualise your design via detailed CAD drawings before we start. Our experienced craftsmen will then create and finish the project in our rural Leicestershire workshop.


We craft all our pieces to a high specification using a variety of techniques – both traditional and modern – as well as the latest plasma-cutting technologies.


For more examples of our steel sculpture work, take a look at our portfolio.



Why Corten Steel?


Corten steel offers an industrial, rustic-style effect that pops against any backdrop.


Cor-Ten is a brand name for steel alloys which were developed to be weather-proof, even without paint. It’s also referred to as ‘weathering steel’, ‘rusty steel’ and ‘Corten’.


The material organically adapts to its environment, producing a vibrant orange patina. This not only protects the steel but creates a stunning finish. Weathered steel is suitably stable. Rather than rusting entirely, the surface transforms over time in a consistent way that prevents further corrosion. The way it weathers will be as unique and attractive as your design.


Do you have an idea for a bespoke piece?


If you’re considering commissioning a project or would like to discuss a bespoke piece, you can get in touch using our contact us form, by emailing or calling 01858 419 940.