Aluminium Channel (U & C Section)
Buy premium aluminium channel online from leading UK stockists
If you need high-quality aluminium channel at a low price, browse our local stock for your next project. We supply aluminium channel at 2.5m and 5m lengths, with a variety of dimensions to suit your needs. Have a specific length in mind? Don’t forget there’s a free unlimited cutting service on all our aluminium products!
What grade aluminium channel do you stock?
We stock our aluminium channel in Grade 6082. This is a mid-strength, corrosion resistant alloy, so it works well for structural applications under high levels of pressure, including roofing, transportation and bridges. Aluminium channel is also commonly referred to as aluminium U section or aluminium C section, as it creates a U or C shape depending on its usage. Aluminium U or C section is frequently used in general fabrications, vehicle constructions and repair, and decorative finishing.
Free delivery on £70+ UK mainland orders
You’ll get a great discount if you buy aluminium channel in bulk! Our discounts start at 5% for orders of £1,000+, reaching up to 10% for orders over £2,000 (ex VAT). Delivering to mainland England or Wales? If your order is over £70 excluding VAT, you’ll get your aluminium channel delivered for free as standard.
Ready to get started on your project? There are several ways to pay for aluminium U section.
You can buy your aluminium channel online through our website or by dropping us an email on [email protected]. If you’d like to order over the phone, give our sales team a call on 01274 875479, and they’ll process your order for you.
Frequently asked questions
What do you use to cut aluminium channels?
The best options for cutting aluminium channel are a mitre saw or circular saw. Alternatively, you can also use a band saw or a hack saw.
How do you clean aluminium channel?
Aluminium is a relatively soft metal, so you’ll need to be careful when cleaning. However, cleaning is essential if you want to keep its shine. Start by removing any remaining dirt with cold water – if you need to use detergent, then regular dish soap is a suitable option.
For further cleaning, it’s best to avoid strong abrasives. Instead, use a specialist aluminium cleaner, or for an organic option, mix lemon or cream of tartar with water to create a cleaning paste. Apply with a soft cloth using gentle circular motions. Finally, rinse off, then dry with a clean, soft cloth.
How to join aluminium channel
There are a variety of different methods for joining aluminium U section and C section. One of the most popular methods is welding, though brazing is another option that can create a strong join. Special metal adhesives are also suitable for creating joins between two pieces of aluminium channel. Other options include screw ports and corner cleats.
What is the thickness of aluminium channel?
The walls of aluminium channel are relatively thin. For both our 2.5 metre and 5 metre aluminium channels, the thickness of each wall measures 1/8”. Meanwhile, the overall width of the channel is 3/4".
What is aluminium C channel?
Aluminium C channel is another name for aluminium channel. The term “C channel” refers to the “C” shape that’s created when the flanges are on the right side. Another name is aluminium U channel, which refers to the “U” shape that is made when the flanges are at the top.
Is aluminium channel strong?
Aluminium channel is a great option if you’re looking for a metal extrusion that balances both strength and malleability. It’s suitable for light loadbearing in all weather conditions.
What are aluminium channels made of?
Aluminium channels are made from a variety of different aluminium alloys. At The Metal Store, we stock aluminium channel in Grade 6082. This alloy is mid-strength and highly corrosion resistant, making it the perfect choice for all kinds of structural applications.
What is aluminium channel used for?
Aluminium channel is used for a variety of applications, including frames, trim, fabrication, construction, automobiles, and decorations. Its lightweight and mid-strength loadbearing qualities make it a perfect fit for architectural constructions and applications in the transportation industry.
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