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.
First we take to the guillotine and shear the flat shapes from sheets of toughened steel.
Spout, handles, base and breast: each individual part is carefully shaped using traditional presses.
The body is formed from a single sheet of steel, rolled and then firmly joined together.
Up the spout
Having first soldered the seam of the spout and the ferrule, we then expertly form its elegant curve.
The breast piece is spun on a lathe and rolled onto the edge of the body, locking them tightly together.
Doing the jig
After assembling the spout, handle and cross-stay in a jig, each piece is hand soldered to the body.
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…
We assemble our brass roses in a jig, solder them together and finally hand polish them to a beautiful shimmer.
Just add colour
Dusted with electrostatically charged paint powder, the can is heated to 200 degrees in the oven, curing the paint.
Finally we add our Haws emblem, the mark of finest quality British manufacturing since 1886.