Metalbird grew from a New Zealand Street Art Project which Phil Walters started in 2009. Phil created and installed cool metal bird silhouettes around his neighbourhood just for fun. And of course people loved them, wanted them and 10 years later Metalbird has now become a global art project.
With the simple tap of a hammer, you can install this beautifully crafted, iconic, Puffin silhouette in your garden or outside space to have your own work of art and put smiles on faces for years to come.
Each bird is produced in the UK. Each Puffin is proudly cut by a small family owned UK factory out of premium 11-Gauge Corten Steel.
Widely regarded as the cutest bird on Earth, the Puffin could be also the most amazing. Its beak and legs turn brighter orange to attract a mate.
The puffin can dive for up to a minute and uses its wings to ‘fly’ underwater with its feet acting as the rudder. Recently, animal experts observed Puffins using sticks to scratch themselves too! How great would a Puffin be in your garden?
Each puffin comes packaged in a neat cardboard box, making the ideal present for a garden or bird lover!
Dimensions: 24 x 21cm wide (doesn’t measurement of the branch/spike)
We think that the hard part is picking the perfect location! Make sure its somewhere that the bird can be seen and ideally where it is silhouetted against the clear sky or a light single colour. We always suggest that you take your time, find the perfect spot and be the artist. You can easily move it afterwards of course.
The easy part is installing it. Simply grab a hammer and knock it into a tree or post. If the wood is particularly hard, drill a hole a little smaller than the spike, and then hammer it in firmly making sure there is no movement in the bird. We usually aim to have at least 5cm within the supporting tree/post, ideally more.
This metal bird will rust naturally over time. It wont deteriorate or crumble, quite the opposite actually – it’s designed to develop a beautiful rust coloured patina that then seals in the steel providing it with long term protection against the elements. We have had birds up over 10 years and they are still as good as new.
As a small family business, we like to be transparent and honest about our delivery costs. We don’t make any profit from delivering products to our customers and choose to charge for deliveries rather than hiding it in the price of our products.
We work hard to find the best delivery service for every product we sell, and select a service based on the weight, size and fragility of each item. This is automatically calculated for you using the website.
Please note – we are currently not able to deliver large items to Northern Ireland or the Scottish Highlands. We apologise for any inconvenience – it may be that we can arrange transport, but it would be on a case-by-case basis with costs to be determined. Please contact us to obtain a quote.
All delivery charges apply per order, and not per item; you will only pay for the largest item/service in your order. Delivery estimates will be on the product listing, but if you are in any doubt about anything, please ring 01799 520056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Item Courier Delivery – £4.50 per order
- Or free when you spend over £100.
- Typically delivered with 24-48 hours. Click here for more information.
Large Item Delivery – £60 flat rate per order
- Free when spending over £5000
- Including ALL furniture and some mirrors
- Our delivery team will take any unwanted packaging but this is usually a room-only service, and some simple self-assembly may apply. On some items, such as sofas, we do offer an unpacking service, please ask for more details.
- Delivery usually take place 5-10 working days after your item being in stock with us, and will be organised in a mutually convenient time slot.
- For more information and details please click here.
- If you live locally to our shop and we can deliver using our own vans, then the website will automatically calculate the correct (often lower) delivery cost.
Artwork and Mirror Deliveries – Specialist Courier – £20
- When you purchase a Mirror or Artwork from us, we want it to arrive exactly how you expect it.
- To ensure that your item arrives in good condition, we charge a rate of £20 for Artwork and Mirror deliveries, this covers a specialist courier who will liaise directly with you regarding delivery.
- Many of our artworks are made-to-order, and if they are in stock it can still take a little longer to get out to you depending on couriers, so please do allow a delivery time of up to two weeks on all artwork and mirrors.
Can I track my order?
You can follow the status of your order within your account online.
Once your order has been despatched, you will receive an email from us confirming shipment.
Your email will include a tracking link and your tracking number. You may need to copy your tracking number and paste it, once you have clicked on the tracking portal.
How do I place an order?
Online – You can place your order online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have an account with us, log in to into your account and start shopping.
If you are a new customer, you will have the option to create an account or to checkout as a guest. We would recommend to create an account as this will allow you to keep an eye on the status of your order and view your order history.
Phone – You can place your order over the phone by calling our shop on 01799 520056 lines are open 9 to 5 Monday to Saturday.
Can I change my delivery address once I’ve placed an order?
Yes, normally this can be sorted. Please ring 01799 520056.
Can I add an extra item to my order?
As long as your other order has not been dispatched, we can arrange this – it is usually easiest to ring 01799 520056 to confirm, and the shop can process your second order at the same time.
My payment has been refused, what should I do?
If your transaction is declined during the online ordering process, please follow the instructions on screen. Check the information you have entered and try again, or alternatively please try another method of payment.
If you are placing a high value order, please note that banks may occasionally put a hold on an authorisation as a security measure until they have received confirmation of the authenticity of the transaction from the card holder.
My chosen product is on pre-order, when will I be charged?
Your total order value will be charged on completing checkout, including products which are out of stock and on order.
Can I order an item that is out of stock?
You will be able to pre-order this item (we recommend ordering as soon as possible to avoid disappointment). Your transaction will be charged at point of order. In the rare event that we can no longer source the item on pre-order, we will contact you as soon as we know.
What happens if I receive a faulty or damaged item?
Please ensure that you check all items on receipt, as faulty or damaged items must be reported within 3 working days of receiving the parcel, or within 30 days should the fault develop after receipt.
You will need to send us a picture of the damaged/faulty item prior to any refund or replacement being issued. If you cannot send us pictures of the damage/fault, you will need to return the item to us, at your own expense. We will then inspect the item and if our inspection confirms the damage/fault, we will refund your return cost and issue a replacement (if in-stock) or a refund as appropriate.
Once we have received pictures of the damage/fault and/or carried out our inspection, and the item is deemed to have a manufacturing defect or is not fit for purpose, we will offer you a replacement, a repair or a refund.
We cannot be held responsible for items that are damaged due to the result of normal wear and tear.
In the unlikely event that the wrong item has been sent to you or your item has arrived faulty or damaged, please call us on 01799 520056 or email email@example.com so that we can arrange a free return/collection for you.
Please make sure to read all care instructions on the “Size & Info” section on a product page and any disclaimers on product variation due to their handmade nature.
The product I have received is not 100% identical to the picture online, why?
Lots of our products are handmade, have natural imperfections and/or a unique finish, shape, colour or texture and may vary from the picture you see on our website/between products if you order more than one. Dimensions may also vary slightly. We do try to communicate this on the products where its particularly relevant, but it is common to most of our product.
What is your returns policy?
Please see our returns page here.
I live close to your shop, can I collect or return to there?
Absolutely. If you live close to one of our shops, you are more than welcome to collect your order from us directly to avoid any delivery charges, or return your item to us, to avoid any return charges.
For new purchases, please select collect in-store on checkout.
For returns, please ring the shop before you arrive.