If you’re looking for Sheet Metal Gloucester, you’ve come to the right place! South West Steel has a huge stock of different types of metal and several variations. Our steel supply can be used to support a range of different projects such as commercial projects, DIY projects and other endless uses. For more information on specific stock 01275 814178.
When organising a project, you need to ensure that you have the correct materials and tools to be able to carry this out successfully. At South West Steel Supplies, we stock a variety of different materials including mild steel, aluminium, stainless steel and a range of power tools too. We aim to provide every customer with a high-quality product and service, so be rest assured that you will always find what you are looking for with us. Simply give us a call for any stock availability queries and one of our team will look into this for you.
What is Sheet Metal Used For?
Sheet metal can be used for virtually anything, depending on the type of sheet metal you decide to purchase. Certain types of metal are more suitable for specific projects due to the properties that they contain. Detailed below is a guide to the different types of sheet metal we stock here at South West Steel Supplies. Sheet metal is also very common in the fabrication process as most of the materials are fairly weldable. It also has several major uses such as in the automotive industry and as a building material for roofs and other housing structures.
Types of Sheet Metal in Gloucester
This is commonly used in construction projects due to the fact that is has a lot of workability and strength. It is low in carbon which allows for it so have these properties. The properties of stainless steel are what has made it such a popular material in the industry. In particular, it is protected from rust or corrosion due to the chromium content within the steel itself. This prevents the steel from coming in contact with any oxygen.
Like stainless steel, aluminium is also anti-corrosive and therefore avoids any rust or corrosion damage. It has a layer that protects it from being damaged by water and from being oxidised, making it another popular material for sheet metal. It is also extremely weldable and can be fabricated with ease. This is why it is used for developmental applications as the material is flexible.
Other Types of Sheet Metal
This type of steel for sheet metal has been stripped of its surface through a process of peeling and grinding. It is most commonly used in the engineering industries and for mechanics too. Unlike stainless steel, it is fairly high in carbon and therefore it has great dimensional accuracy. The end product of bright steel sheet metal is excellent and can provide a beautiful finish.
This type of steel is more weldable than most others that we stock due to the fact that mild steel lacks iron. Its properties make it easier to handle due to the lack of carbon. However, it being a low carbon steel means that it is difficult to strengthen or harden the steel. It can be machined easily and therefore makes it a common use for furniture, road signs, fencing and wires.
Why South West Steel Supplies?
South West Steel Supplies are based in Portishead, Bristol and have been supplying high-quality steel materials to those in the Gloucester area for many years. We stock an extensive range of different steels and are also able to provide fabrication and cutting services if you have any specific requirements for the size and finish you need. We also offer a same day quotation service (within office hours) so that you’re never waiting long for your steel. We can delivery daily to Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Somerset, Gloucester and Wiltshire so you will never have to look further for the materials you need.
If you are looking for a reputable company that won’t let you down, then perhaps consider South West Steel Supplies. Our materials can be used in all areas such as domestic, commercial and industrial applications, giving you the flexibility to use our steel for any purpose you wish to. We are CE approved steel stockholders and CE approved for any processing that needs to be done to the steel. For high-quality sheet metal, get in touch with us today!