Positioning your Sculpture
Our sculptures are works of art and as such are designed for graceful and impressive appearance and a number of them therefore do have a high centre of gravity and a relatively small footprint.
They are free standing and designed for use both in the garden and inside the home and therefore we offer the following tips for securing your sculpture in its chosen location.
When on soft ground, for example, borders, lawns, grassed areas; by far the simplest method is to secure with full length (approx. 9”) tent pegs. A peg should be applied to the toes for maximum effect and should be inserted at approximately 45 degrees for best support. The advantage of this method is that the ornament can easily be moved for grass cutting or simply to enjoy in a new location.
An alternative method for location in flower borders and indeed as an option for hard standing locations is to affix the sculpture to a paving stone which can be fully or partially buried if desired. This is a beneficial method for particularly windy locations. Fixing to the paver can be effected by use of metal straps over the toes which can be secured to the paver with rawlplugs and screws.
Another simple option is to place stones on the feet which are quite decorative and effective in some locations. The sculptures can of course be fixed to other objects such as bridges, decking, etc.
Our beautiful metal giraffes are also freestanding on level surfaces. However on uneven lawns or windy areas we recommend using tent pegs as above or alternatively, as the giraffe's legs are hollow tubes, you can drive one or two protruding metal or wooden poles in the ground and slot the giraffe's legs over these for stability.
In the home
Our sculptures are equally at home inside as a permanent feature or as many of our customers inform us, their ornaments summer in the garden and winter in the house.
Certainly the smaller sculptures will stand on hard flat surfaces and on carpets (unless very deep pile) unaided. For the taller and small footprint sculptures we would recommend that they be fixed to a wooden plinth which can be of varying size depending on the sculpture and the surface on which it will be standing.
Other possibilities are to place heavy objects on the feet such as stones or where located on a floor covering such as carpet, wooden floors etc. securing to or through the surface is an option but this method will cause permanent damage to the floor covering.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that it is entirely your responsibility to ensure that a safe location is selected for your sculpture and that the method of installation is secure and safe.