A Complete Overview of RSJ Beams

A Complete Overview of RSJ Beams  When starting a construction project, understanding the materials used and their purpose is important. RSJ beams are commonly referred to across the construction and steel industry so what are they and the different types? How are they made and when would you use them? What are the benefits and…
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Understanding PFCs – What Are Their Uses?

PFCs – What Are Their Uses?   Parallel flange channels or ‘PFCs’ or ‘C section’ as commonly referred to within the construction industry, are C-shaped channels frequently used within civil engineering and construction buildings to offer structural aids for floor joists or columns as they are essential steel items to obtain a sound load-bearing profile.…
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When To Use Walkway Mesh For Your Business Premises

When To Use Walkway Mesh For Your Business Premises   Walkway mesh, or open flooring panel, is a highly versatile and reliable flooring surface which offers great practicality to prevent hazards from occurring in industrial settings, such as factories, ships and offshore rigs and labs. Not limited to just health and safety practicality, walkway mesh…
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Renovation Projects That Require A Universal Beam

Renovation Projects That Require A Universal Beam RSJ beams, or universal beams, are one of the most frequently used steel beams that are used in construction. This is down to the steel joists possessing the ability to bear extreme weight loads and are guaranteed to provide sound structural integrity. Unlike a traditional timber beam, an…
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What is Mild Steel Used For?

What is Mild Steel Used For? What is mild steel?  Mild steel is the commercial name for low-carbon steel. Mild steel contains about 0.04 to 0.3 percent of carbon. It is a ferrous metal made from iron ore and an allotrope of carbon called coal. There are different grades of mild steel, but anything containing…
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Builders Beams

At South West Steel Supplies we offer a range of processed steel, suitable for your very own building projects! From stainless steel to mild steel and bright steel, we can provide you with the perfect solution for each and every project. Particularly for builders and the building industry we can provide beams, columns, flats and…
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10 Uses for Steel in Your Home

Steel is one of the most commonly used materials across a range of different applications, especially in the home. Without steel, many items in our homes and even our homes themselves wouldn’t be as sturdy as they are. In this blog, we have listed ten uses of steel in your home. 1. Storage Steel is…
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5 Reasons to Use Steel in Your 2021 Project

Starting a new project this year? Looking for resources and not sure which option to go with? Struggling to pick the best materials? You have come to the right place. At South West Steel Supplies we are passionate about steel due to the major benefits and use it offers to the majority of projects. You…
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New Beam Saw at South West Steel Supplies

We are proud to announce that recently we invested in a new beam saw at our premises in Portishead. The team were really excited about this new purchase and we are happy to let our customers know we will be using this new machine for many new orders and projects going forward. It has the…
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From Cars to Cutlery: How Steel Shapes Our World

From Cars to Cutlery: How Steel Shapes Our World Steel is one of the globes most commonly used building and manufacturing materials. Without steel, we would not be able to construct buildings to be as sturdy or in shape as they are, to use and manufacture many of the vehicles that we use, eat with…
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