STEEL EDGING SELF FIT

Through our experience of installing many kilometres of our edging and 20 years working with landscape professionals, architects and civil engineers, we have developed what we truly believe is the most superior steel lawn edging system available.

Our self fit option is the same commercial grade edging designed for use in engineering and landscape applications but simple and flexible enough to be installed by anyone with just a hammer and spanner.

Our steel edging is available throughout the UK and beyond. We are proud to supply our edging to The National Trust, English Heritage, The Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal Estate. Our edging can be seen in Botanical gardens, developments and street schemes as far afield as Saudi Arabia and of course countless private gardens large and small.

STEELSCAPES METAL EDGING EXPLAINED

WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH EACH ORDER?


With each section of edge ordered you will receive:

The section of edge with stake, sleeves and bolts welded onto the unseen side

Fixings required All joining plates and nuts to connect the next section of edge or a corner piece

Stakes simply hammer through the sleeves to secure the edge

This is everything you need to create straight lines or curves

We can also provide corner pieces and sections cut to length.
Please get in touch to find out more.
self fit metal edging kit
Self fit metal edging kit
Make the perfect edge selection for your garden

COMMERCIAL GRADE STEEL EDGING

We supply some of the country’s top designers, architects and sites across the UK. We truly believe you will not find a superior commercial grade edging steel system on the market and by buying direct from us, the exclusive manufacturers of our product, you can be sure you are getting excellent value. Just two of the reasons why those who discover us stay with us.

To place an order with us please get in touch or fill in the quote form. We will come back to you on the same day (Monday to Friday). We always prepare your quote by hand for approval prior to payment.

Our self fit steel edging comes in numerous height options in both 3mm and 6mm. Our 3mm thick edging is available in three heights, 75mm, 100mm and 150mm. Our 6mm thick edging is also available in these heights plus 200mm and 300mm which is most frequently used in raised beds, soil retaining and commercial landscaping. The 3mm thick edging is supplied in 2m lengths and 6mm option is supplied in 3m lengths.

As a general rule we recommend burying half of the edge in traffic areas such driveways and paths and a third when edging lawns and borders. When creating raised beds or terracing and need to make the most of the steel height we recommend setting the steel at least 3cm in the ground.

We advise against painting or treating the edge with anything, one of the advantages of bare steel is the fact it requires no maintenance, a coating is likely to need reapplying. Both Corten and mild steel will age to brown and this natural weathered finish is the desired “honest” look. If ever the edge was scratched it will simply weather over again, in effect repairing itself.

There is more information on edge selection on the Steel Edging FAQs page and the Metal Edging Explained film above, or please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

WHY CHOOSE STEEL EDGING FROM STEELSCAPES?

Steel thickness is the most important factor in edge strength and longevity, the millimetres count. We are keen for potential clients to understand the commercial nature of our edge and are happy to post a short steel sample free of charge in order to gain an appreciation.
unique metal edging joining system

A unique joining system

A bolt and overlapping plate joining system but with no bolt heads on the seen face. This is one of the most unique feature of our edge. To achieve a strong stable join requires a secure fixing with constant pressure such as a nut and bolt. However many clients do not wish to see any fixings on the seen face (and neither do we quite frankly) Our edging system achieves this with bolt studs welded to the inside.
Joining system for steel edging
Our joins are so strong it is possible to install numerous prejoined lengths in one go, saving time.

The overlapping plate is the same thickness as the edge, this ensures curves flow through joins tinterrupted.

steel edging DIY installation
self fit steel edging kit

Simple to install

Once the site is prepared all you will need for most installs is a 15mm spanner or socket and a lump or sledge hammer to knock the stakes in.

If you need to cut the edge to length our joining kit provides a simple means of reconnecting the cut end to the rest of the edge. (You will need a drill) see our buying guide for more information on these and our installation guide on how to use them.

With five height options in our 6mm thick edge and three heights in our 3mm thick edge and corners for every size, we can offer edging in both Corten and mild steel. At Steelscapes we really do have your complete edging requirements covered.
steel edging stakes

Stakes with more grip

Our angle iron stakes have greater surface area in contact with the soil than the more common round stakes, reducing their movement in the ground. The angle iron sleeves surround the stakes providing a secure fit against the edge.
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personalised product Garden lawn raised beds corten
self fit metal corners for lawn steel edging
Edging for traffic areas

Create beautiful curves

One of the many advantages of steel is its natural flexibility and its ability to create flowing curves with little effort. Despite its thickness even our 6mm edge can create a complete circle with a diameter as small as 4 meters and the 3mm thick edging down to 2 meters. This path using our 6mm thick edging was achieved with minimal effort.

Excellent value

For the thickness of edge and specification our edging offers excellent value for money. See our price list.

Bespoke corners

We can provide corners to any angle internal or external to seamlessly attach to all our edge sizes.

Ideal for traffic areas

Installed correctly our 6mm thick edge will withstand wayward wheels with no need to haunch with concrete. This makes installation quick, simple and also allows lawns and plants to thrive right to the edge as their roots are not restricted by a concrete shelf.

Personal service

This is a big one for all of us here at Steelscapes. Whether going the extra mile to meet demands of trade accounts or guiding those new to the world of steel edging, we encourage you to engage with us to ensure you receive the most appropriate edging solution.

METAL EDGING FOR A RANGE OF APPLICATIONS

Due to its strength and options available, our edging system can be used in a vast range of applications. From the most popular metal lawn and border edging to creating raised beds, steps and terracing.

Our self fit steel edging can be installed during construction of your project or retrospectively into an existing landscape.

Metal border and bed edging

In our opinion there is nothing better to create a sharp divide between gravel and borders than a steel edge.

Driveway edges

For the sharpest driveway edges our thick steel edging will tolerate being driven over.

Formal path and lawn edging

Straight lines are more easily achieved with a thicker the edge. Steelscapes edging is ideal for your formal path and lawn edging.

Framework to informal schemes

Our robust joining system allows tight curves to flow unaffected through joins enabling you to create imaginative shapes set in steel.

Resin bound surfaces

Steelscapes edging is a favorite among resin bound and surfacing contractors looking for edging which is simple to install and will tolerate the rigours of a construction site.

Steps and terracing

Using our 200mm and 300mm higher edge options you can create steps and level changes with ease.

Retain lawns

Create, crisp but subtle level changes and divides when using our metal edging to retain lawns.

Raised beds

Steelscapes' 200mm and 300mm high edging is strong enough to retain soil and flexible enough to form sweeping raised beds.

Upstand to retain soil or mulch

6mm thick edging is ideal for creating an upstand to retain soil or mulch.

STEEL EDGING SELF FIT SPECIFICATION DRAWING

See our specification drawings for both self fit and installed edging options and woven steel fencing.

These are also available to download as a PDF for design and drawing.
Steel edging self fit technical drawing

HOW TO ORDER


Simply fill in the same day quote form, email or call us. We will prepare your quote by hand for approval and include payment details.

TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

Call us on 01485 524251 (office hours 8.00am - 4.30pm)
Email [email protected]
Fill in the same day quote form