It’s all in the making

Expertly handcrafted and built to last, our metal watering cans take more than 200 steps to make. It’s traditional British engineering at its finest, and all happens in our workshop in Smethwick, West Midlands. Here’s how everything comes together.

  • 1

    Chop chop

    First we take to the guillotine and shear the flat shapes from sheets of toughened steel.

  • 2

    Taking shape

    Spout, handles, base and breast: each individual part is carefully shaped using traditional presses.

  • 3

    Roll up

    The body is formed from a single sheet of steel, rolled and then firmly joined together.

  • 4

    Up the spout

    Having first soldered the seam of the spout and the ferrule, we then expertly form its elegant curve.

  • 5

    Locked tight

    The breast piece is spun on a lathe and rolled onto the edge of the body, locking them tightly together.

  • 6

    Doing the jig

    After assembling the spout, handle and cross-stay in a jig, each piece is hand soldered to the body.

  • 7

    Back to base

    The base of the can is held in a lathe and spun onto the body, for a tight and secure fit. Almost ready…

  • 8

    Bring roses

    We assemble our brass roses in a jig, solder them together and finally hand polish them to a beautiful shimmer.

  • 9

    Just add colour

    Dusted with electrostatically charged paint powder, the can is heated to 200 degrees in the oven, curing the paint.


Finishing touch

Finally we add our Haws emblem, the mark of finest quality British manufacturing since 1886.