We work with mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium, however we are always happy to discuss any particular requirements a customer may have.
We are very conscious of our responsibilities to the environment and we insist that any timber used e.g. as with our Erskine seat comes from regenerated and sustainable sources. At present we use African Iroko and Red Meranti wood to meet all preservation issues.
Whilst we have a "standard" stock range many of our products can be manufactured in sizes to suit customer requirements.
Names, plaques, graphics etc. can be used to customise any purchases.
Our products are designed with strength and durability in mind, however no one can offer a 100% guarantee against malicious destruction. We work with our customers to establish the best method of ensuring the security of their purchase and our team of professional installers will advise on the most effective way to minimise vandalism and damage.
Do we have any? We have yet to be beaten!
Some clients ideas on what metal can and cannot do are wierd and wonderful yet we will always strive to meet their requirements and satisfy their design remit.
We are committed to providing top quality products.
From customers initial contact to final installation of purchase, our aim is to ensure, through our various internal procedures, that complete satisfaction is gained by the client both in the manner their enquiry and order is dealt with and in the quality and finish of the product of their choice.
With tried and tested methods of strength and durability proven, we offer, on normal wear and tear, a lifetime guarantee on all our products.
Over the years Ogilvie have tried some of the alternative methods of corrosion protection available, but have always returned to hot-dip galvanising in the end.
The following is a summary of the galvanising process but more detail is available on request.
When the prepared and clean iron or steel component is dipped into the molten zinc (which is commonly at around 450 degrees C) a series of zinc alloy layers are formed by a metallurgical reaction between the iron and the zinc.
A typical time of immersion is about four or five minutes, but it can be longer for heavy articles that have a high thermal interia or where the zinc is required to penetrate internal spaces.
Upon withdrawal from the galvanising bath, a layer of molten zinc will be taken out on top of the alloy layer. Often this cools to exhibit the bright shiny appearance associated with galvanised products.
Post galvanising treatment can include quenching in water or air cooling.
Conditions in the galvanising plant, such as temperature, humidity and air quality, do not affect the quality of the galvanised coating. By contrast, these are critically important for good quality painting.
In our own dedicated paint plant we can ensure the finished product is of a very high standard.