Q. How did Metalbird start?
A. Metalbird was started in New Zealand in 2009, as a street art project.
Q. What is a Metalbird made from?
A. Metalbirds are laser cut from 3mm Corten® steel.
Q. What is Corten® steel?
A. A copper chromium alloy steel, Corten® is weather resistant – it’s designed to rust quickly, which gives a layer of protection. It means that Metalbirds last for decades, with a patina that changes with the seasons.
Q. Do you include order information in the shipment?
A. No – because Metalbirds are often given as gifts, your order information is emailed to the address you give us at the check out.
Q. How much does shipping cost?
A. Free if you buy two or more birds, $6 if you buy one.
Q. How long will it take to dispatch my bird?
A. We try to ship next day if we're in stock and delivery is generally the next business day if you live in metropolitan areas, 2 -3 days rural.
Q. Where are Metalbirds made?
A. Here in New Zealand
Q. How do I install a Metalbird?
A. It’s easy – just hammer it into a tree or post. Click here for more detailed instructions.
Q. Will hammering in my Metalbird damage the tree?
A. No – you may see your tree leaking sap at first, but this will heal quickly. Hammering your Metalbird into a tree will not cause any long-term damage.
Q. Can you paint them?
A. No – Metalbirds are made from Corten® which is designed to rust. This means paint won’t stay on for long.
Q. Will it go rusty?
A. Yes – Metalbirds are made from Corten® which is designed to rust. This gives them long term protection against the elements, and a beautiful patina that shifts with the season.
Q. How can I become a reseller?
A. Please click here to read our reseller information.
Q. What is the price if I order a larger quantity
A. Please email us at Phil@metalbird.co.nz and we’ll see what we can do.
Q. Do you ship?
A. Yes, Metalbirds are sent as regular mail in a beautiful flat box.
Q. Where are your shops?
A. You can easily buy your Metalbird online here. For a list of stockists, please contact us on Phil@metalbird.co.nz
Q. Why does my Metalbird change colour?
A. Metalbirds are made from Corten® which is designed to rust. This gives them long term protection against the elements, and a beautiful patina that shifts with the season.
Q. Can Metalbirds be sent as gifts?
A. Yes, just tell us the postal address of the recipient, and we’ll send it to them in its own beautiful gift box.