Steel is one of the world’s most popular materials and can be used for just about anything, so you can understand why there would be such a demand for this material. South West Steel Supplies, based in Bristol, stock a huge range of different steel and aluminium products. We are a highly experienced steel stockholder in the South West and provide customers with excellent, high-quality materials. Our services branch out to areas in Somerset so please give us a call if you are looking for a Steel Stockholders Somerset service.
What Types of Steel Do We Stock?
Mild steel: Mild steel does not contain much carbon and therefore it is easily weldable, making it ideal for fabricators and those who require flexible steel. Carbon steel makes up a huge majority of the steel product and can be used in so many different applications, making it a highly popular material for DIY builders and construction companies alike. However, one drawback of mild steel is that it lacks corrosion resistance and therefore should not be used in an environment where corrosion is likely. The flexible and hard attributes that mild steel has is what makes it appealing to so many people.
Bright steel: Bright steel is a type of mild steel that has had further processing. It is processed within cold reduction mills in order to produce steel with closer dimensional tolerances and a wider range of surface finishes. It also increases the general strength of the steel. It is commonly used for engineering purposes and also throughout the mechanic’s industry. Bright steel offers a beautiful finish that many other materials do not. It is also highly recommended if you are going to be welding or modifying the metal.
Stainless steel: This type of steel is very resistant to corrosion and stains, making it ideal for construction projects and those who are looking for a sturdy but high-quality steel. It does not rust as easily as ordinary steel due to the chromium content that it contains, as this prevents it from going through oxidisation. Stainless steel is known for its contribution to the production of culinary uses, transportation and elements of architecture, so it can be used for a variety of different things.
Variations of Steel in Somerset
Universal beams: Our beams are joists which are created using different types of mild steel. Universal beams are normally used to provide structural support for a core structure, as well as increasing the strength of the structure itself. Available in both self-colour and painted.
Universal columns: The columns are also available in mild steel and in various sizes to suit your needs. They are also used to provide structural support and can help increase structural integrity. They are highly desirable when it comes to renovation work and are able to be used in building construction.
Channels: Our stock of channels are perfect for support walls and doors if a heavy load is being supported by steel beams. Our various channel options are suited to different purposes – our team can help you pick out the perfect steel channel!
Angles: We are happy to offer our angles in mild steel, aluminium and stainless steel options. Angles are commonly used for framing, rack construction and other parts of the building trade. Angles can also aid bracket connections!
Flats: We offer flat steel in all of our material options including mild steel, bright steel, aluminium and stainless steel. Flat steel is usually used to add strength to various beams but can be used for virtually anything. Due to our extensive stock of different flat steel, we have different types to suit your requirements.
This is just a small list of some of the many variations of steel that we stock.
Steel Processing in Somerset
Cutting: Using our specialist band saws, we can cut your steel into any specific shape or specification that is required. We have 3 bi-directional band saws that allow us to cut accurately through most different types of steel. This service is commonly used to cut beams, angles and columns.
Shearing: We provide shearing services for steel bars, sheet metal and plates. We are able to shear practically any type of steel or aluminium, which makes it suitable for all projects. Shearing refers to a specific process where a straight line is cut to separate a piece of metal. Angled cuttings can also be made.
Folding: Our folding service allows us to give metal or steel a defined shape. No matter what your requirements are, we can modify your steel materials to suit the project specifications. Folding is most suitable for sheets, plates and bars. Simply let us know what your needs are and we’ll do the rest.
Drilling: When you need a drilling service, choose South West Steel Supplies. Most commonly used for timber frames and constructions, we can drill the specified holes into your steel materials for your project. Our drilling service will make your life that little bit easier.
Profiling: Using our modern, computerised profiling machines we can offer you a high-quality profiling service. Whether you need one or a hundred profiles, we can get the job done. We aim to provide all customers with accurate profiles and ensure that our quality service never slips.
Plasma Cutting: When you need a super accurate cutting service, we can incorporate our plasma cutting machines to make this as successful as possible. Whether you need to cut plates or beams, we can make this happen. No matter what sort of steel you need, we’ll make sure the processing is carried out properly.
When you need an experienced steel stockholder, look no further than South West Steel Supplies. With many years of experience in the industry, you can rely on us to provide you with the best quality steel materials in the area. If you are looking for steel in Somerset then please call today on 01275 814178. One of our friendly team will be able to advise you on any of our steel products or services. Alternatively, view the range of materials we have on our website.
Natalie is the content writer for South West Steel Supplies and enjoys updating our blog with new updates and information about steel.