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Stainless Steel vs the Great British Weather

The British are famous for many things, such as our ability to queue, fish and chips, Big Ben, and of course, the weather. Summers can move between blazing heat to spontaneous outpourings of rain within hours and in Winter waking to an unexpected two feet of snow has become almost the norm. When facing this environmental rollercoaster, preparing equipment and machinery for outdoor use can be a real obstacle, one which can be overcome using stainless steel.


First manufactured in Sheffield in 1915, stainless steel has grown in both design structure and popularity. Through its complex chemical properties, stainless steel is strong, corrosion and rust-resistant, durable and flexible enough that it can be rolled into sheets, plates, bars and tubing. Used worldwide in pharmaceutical, food processing and hospital equipment, stainless steel has also begun to gain popularity for hybrid applications which are used both indoors and outdoors.

Used on apparatus, which is used primarily outside, our stainless steel castors provide the ability to move equipment with ease without the risk of degradation over time due to water exposure. These castors are also highly resistant to temperature variations, performing at a constant level regardless of whether it’s “like a sauna” or “a bit nippy out”.


When it comes to selecting the best wheels for requirements, various options are available with each type having its advantages.

Rubber wheels are commonly used due to their excellent grip, shock absorption and the ability to roll over a variety of surfaces – perfect for the afore hybrid indoor/outdoor equipment. Our stainless steel rubber castors are often seen on DIY projects such as debris containers, mobile flower pots and carts. Additionally, rubber wheels do not rust, making them the ultimate choice for outdoor use in the British climate.

Another popular choice is the nylon wheel, which possesses high strength, durability and resistance to wear and tear. Suitable for use both indoors and out on smooth to semi-rough surfaces, nylon wheels are also non-corrosive, an excellent choice for use in cleaning facilities where chemicals and abrasive liquids are likely to be encountered, such as mobile drum trolleys and buckets. 

Whether rubber or nylon wheels are chosen, our stainless steel castors can be used for a variety of industries and applications that require durable and weather-resistant mobility solutions. Their strong and robust specifications with the resistance to rust, corrosion, moisture and temperature fluctuations make these castors suitable for even the most demanding outdoor conditions characteristic of the British climate.

If you would like to know more about our stainless steel castors or have any questions regarding our extensive range of wheels, castors and more - please contact our team today.

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