Crafted by hand, made to order — RainQueen products are as unique as you are.
All of our products start as a long, straight piece of corrugated steel. Through a meticulous and time-consuming process, the sheet is fed back and forth between a roller to curve different diameters. Everything from then on is done by our skilled teams—from the joining to rounding the top edge, putting on bases, fitting outlets, and painting. We continue to innovate and improve the methods and technologies of our craft.
All of our products are handcrafted locally at each of our individual factories specifically for each customer.
Want to purchase one of our products and wondering just what the process entails?
Contact us with your enquiry via email or telephone. If you know exactly what you would like to order kindly include as much detail as possible (dimensions, delivery etc.) in your communication so that we can be as concise in our response as possible.
Get a Quote
We will send you a quote to establish what it is you would like to order - and include any/all necessary information.
Once the quote has been accepted and all details confirmed we will send you a proforma invoice with all our necessary details.
We require a 50% deposit to confirm your order and the balance to be paid on delivery / collection.
We will confirm an estimated lead time from date of deposit.
Delivery / collection
As soon as your order has been made and is complete and ready for collection / delivery we will contact you.
RainQueen started as a very small factory in the Western Cape. Mark, who started the business in 2012 shares a little about what inspired him to take those initial steps into the corrugated steel world.
‘Having grown up with corrugated steel tanks around our home, they have always held a special place in my memories. While searching for a corrugated steel tank I discovered that there were very few people still making the tanks. I also realised that corrugated steel tanks were part of our architectural heritage and that a windmill with its corrugated steel tank were a Karoo icon. The handcrafted nature of the tanks also held an appeal for me. And so I set out to bring these tanks back into our every day lives’.
‘Today, I am still inspired by the original handcrafted tank in an idyllic Karoo setting and try to hold RainQueen true to that ideal. By purchasing our products you are helping to keep alive the craft and skills necessary to make them.’
Rain Queen products are closely linked to rain and rain water harvesting. We are committed to finding magical solutions to African challenges of drought and low rainfall. The real Rain Queen, in her Kingdom at Modjadjiskloof (north of Tzaneen), has mystical rain making powers and is seen as the embodiment of the Rain Goddess. Part of a dynasty stretching back centuries, the Rain Queen has always been renowned and respected for Her ability to influence rainfall, a vital gift in a land of unpredictable rainfall. The Rain Queen was the inspiration for our business name.
The business started as a purely tank manufacturing business and in fact was called ‘RainQueen Tanks’. Over the years, and with the product range increasing, we decided that the name was misleading and better re-branded to ‘RainQueen South Africa’’.
Frequently Asked Questions
All of our products are made to order and the lead time will depend on the branch that is closest to you. Depending on how busy the factory is, how many items you have ordered and what sizes the lead time will vary. Please be in contact with your closest branch to find out what their current expected lead time is.
We do not have showrooms. You are most welcome to visit any one of our three factories in Somerset West, Johannesburg or Howick. We would recommend that you contact your closest factory beforehand, however, to make sure that someone is there to meet you and show you around. There will normally only be orders in progress so we might not have the exact product you are looking for to view.
All of our products are made from Z275 galvanised corrugated steel and, depending on the product and the strength required, either a 0,58mm or 0,8mm thick sheet is used.
All of our products are made from a galvanised corrugated steel which ensures the longevity of the steel. However, the steel will tarnish over time. We do not recommend our products close to the sea (here corrugated aluminium may be a solution - please contact your closest branch for a customised quote).
We give an estimated life span of between 10 - 20 years depending on location, environment and use.
We do not recommend our galvanised corrugated steel products within 5km of the ocean. We can supply customised quotes for a corrugated aluminium alternative.
As we have such a wide product range, we keep very limited stock. Please check with your closest branch to see what they have available.