Materials and Finishes

Structural Frame Material Types for StraBe Streetscape Furniture

StraBe offers three different materials for structural frames:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminium 
  • Mild Steel

For projects within 3km of salt spray or saltwater, aluminium or stainless steel with a powder-coat finish is the recommended structural frame for durability and longevity.

For projects located more than 3km of salt spray or saltwater, powder-coated mild steel or hot-dipped galvanised mild steel is a viable option.

Stainless Steel Finishes

Stainless Steel is the most preferred material for Street Furniture for the public spaces due to its superior performance, durability and aesthetics that are hard to beat!

Within 3km of the ocean and salt spray, aluminium or stainless steel and apply a powder coat finish

Further than 3km – mild steel is fine with a powder coat, or hot dipped galvanised – superior, excellent rust resistance – disadvantages of being rougher and not as aesthetically pleasing 

All powder coating is completed in house.

Benefits of Stainless Steel

  • Corrosion Resistance 
  • Low Maintenance
  • High and low temperature resistance
  • Extremely High Strength
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Hygienic properties
  • Eco-Friendly – Recyclable 

Galvanised Mild Steel

One of the less expensive protective steel coating options available, Galvanised steel refers to a zinc oxide coating that bonds to the base steel. This creates a more textural appearance and adds a form of protection against the elements. 

One of the main advantages of galvanised mild steel is it’s resistance against rust, thanks to the zinc coating. This protects the steel from damage by moisture and oxygen exposure.

Paired with a powder coating to increase the life span and aesthetics of the streetscape furniture, mild steel is certainly worthy as a substitute for stainless steel.

Benefits of Galvanised Mild Steel

  • Longevity
  • Low Maintenance
  • Rust Resistant – Zinc 
  • Economical


Aluminium is perfect for project seeking all-weather outdoor furniture. Highly durable, lightweight, and affordable, Aluminium will not rust, so it is ideal for all environments. 

Powder-Coated Finishes

Powder Coat Finishes not only allows for a special custom touch of customisation to your streetscape project, but also enhances the durability and prolongs the longevity of your outdoor furniture. 

Benefits of Powder Coat Finishes

  • Outstanding Gloss and Color Retention
  • Superior Corrosion Protection 
  • Good UV Protection
  • Good Chemical Resistance
  • Low Maintenance
  • Custom Colours

Batten Material Options for StraBe’s Signature Streetscape Furniture

Spotted Gum Timber

Australian Spotted Gum timber battens are well-suited for outdoor streetscape furniture because it is a superior native hardwood with long-lasting properties. 

Highly durable, low maintenance, and high density, Spotted Gum is also naturally resistant to termites, stains and fire, making it an ideal choice for public spaces. 

All Spotted Gum used by StraBe is sustainably sourced. 


Exclusively developed by StraBe, Timballoy is specially designed powder-coated aluminium that mimics the natural look of timber, with a subtle texture to enhance the finished product. With wood grain effects that simulate actual knots in wood, such as Spotted Gum, this product is decorative and highly durable without the higher price tag of hardwood battens.

Advantages of Timballoy

  • Non-warping from outdoors, hot sun, humidity, heat & cold
  • Colour stability
  • Eco Friendly
  • Slip Resistant
  • Non-Combustible
  • Corrosion Resistant
  • Stain & Scratch Resistant
  • Light Weight
  • Dissipates Heat, never too hot to touch
  • Insect Proof
  • Freeze & Frost Resistant
  • Non-Porous, does not retain moisture