Aluminium Flat Bar (Strip)
Buy UK aluminium flat bar supplies
If you need aluminium flat for your latest project bars (also called aluminium strip and aluminium rectangular bars), you want to have the best local supplies at a great price. As a leading UK stockist of high-quality aluminium, we stock 1/8”, 3/16", 1/4", 3/8”, 1/2", 3/4”, and 1” thick aluminium flat bar supplies to fit your requirements. Our collection includes 500mm, 2.5m and 5m lengths, depending on the thickness.
What grade aluminium flat bar do you stock?
All of our aluminium flat bar is Grade 6082. This is a medium-strength alloy that is extremely resistant to corrosion, making it perfect for high-stress structural applications – from cranes to bridges.
If there is a specific length of aluminium strip that you need, we can cut your aluminium down to size. Our aluminium cutting service is completely free of charge to all our customers. Whether you’re searching for aluminium rectangular bars to enhance your construction project or need aluminium strip for a simple DIY job, we have you covered.
Bulk-buy aluminium flat bar savings
For bulk orders, there are more savings to be made. All orders over £1,000 feature discounts, rising to 10% for orders over £2,000 (ex VAT). You can also benefit from free delivery for addresses in mainland England or Wales.
Once you’ve chosen your aluminium flat bar, there are several ways to pay.
You can buy your aluminium flat bar quickly and easily via our website. If you prefer to order over the phone or by email, you can contact our sales team on 01274-875-479.
Frequently asked questions
What is an aluminium flat bar used for?
Aluminium flat bars, also called aluminium strips, are long pieces of flat aluminium metal with a cross-section. They are an important component in many construction projects with applications including frames, trim and support.
Can you recycle aluminium flat bars?
Aluminium is highly recyclable metal. You can usually recycle up to 100% of the material without losing any of its quality, provided you use the proper techniques, and it is done professionally. The general process for recycling aluminium involves reducing its volume by shredding, extensive chemical cleaning, melting and finally creating aluminium alloy.
Is it possible to cut aluminium flat bars?
Aluminium bars are typically cut with a variety of power tools depending on the requirements of the cut in question. The first common way is to use electric power tools and C clamps, which allows you precise cuts with a clean finish.
A second way is to use a clamp and a cold chisel, though this is much less reliable if you want consistent, precise cuts. In most scenarios, using power tools or seeking expert help is going to be your best choice.
Can I bend aluminium flat bars?
Aluminium can be classified as a ductile and malleable metal, meaning that it can be bent without cracking or breaking. This is one of the reasons it is considered an extremely versatile metal. As well as this, depending on the alloy and temper, some grades and forms of aluminium are easier to bend than others.
How long will aluminium flat bars last for?
Aluminium is naturally resistant to corrosion and rust, making it a great choice for a variety of construction projects. How long aluminium will last depend on its grade and quality. You’ll find that aluminium flat bars, provided they have been manufactured to a high quality, can last anywhere from 2 to 100+ years. This is, however, dependent on external factors such as environmental factors and how often they are given proper maintenance.
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