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Do you sell steel sheets?

Steel is what we do! We sell a huge range of steel sheets including galvanized steel, big bright spangled steel, cold reduced steel, hot rolled steel, hot rolled, pickled and oiled steel, rusted hot rolled steel and loads more. You can browse our website, or email sales@buymetalonline.co.uk to speak to our sales team for advice.

Does galvanized steel rust?

Galvanized steel does not rust, the process of galvanising applies a protective zinc coating to the steel to protect it.

Is Steel Magnetic?

Yes, all of our mild steel sheets are magnetic. Some stainless steel is not magnetic due to the treatment process used in making it. Austenitic stainless steel is usually used industrially and is not magnetic, however ferritic stainless steel is mainly used in home appliances like fridges and is magnetic.

Do you sell magnetic boards?

We sell a variety of custom made sizes of magnetic boards. Our magnetic boards are available in steel or white finishes. For a sleeker look select our glass white effect magnetic boards that come with chrome effect fittings, pens, magnets and an eraser. Contact us with your requirements.

How would you attach magnetic boards to the wall?

Hanging a magnetic board in your home or office space will usually require a drill, wall plugs and screws. The type and length of screws and plugs you use will depend on what the wall is made of. Each of our boards arrive with a set of shiny chrome-effect fittings that hold it a neat 20mm from the wall, along with a fitting template.

Do you supply weathered Corten?

We supply weathered Corten in 1.5mm please email sales@buymetalonline.co.uk for prices.

What colour is the Corten?

Raw Corten steel is grey/silver in colour. Over a period of 3-10 months the outer coating oxidises as it weathers creating the distinct orange colour it is famous for.

How do you deliver parcels?

We use a variety of couriers to deliver orders depending on their size and weight. We aim to deliver all products without 72 hours and will email you to confirm dispatch of your order.

What are the delivery charges?

Parcels under 250mm in length and under 1kg in weight are charged at £2.99 delivery, and are usually sent via Royal Mail. Express parcels of this size can be sent for £10.00. Those parcels that are between 1 and 30 kg are charged at £9.99 delivery.

Any orders over 30kg, or 2500mm x 1250mm in length and over, that need to be shipped by pallet will incur a delivery charge of £60.00.

We also offer a FREE delivery on all orders over £100 (excluding VAT) shipping to England and Wales and FREE delivery on all orders over £150 (excluding VAT) shipping to Central Scotland and the Highlands.  We apologise that we cannot offer free delivery to any other areas.

What is the smallest size you can cut to?

We can custom cut to any size that you need, due to health and safety restrictions the smallest size we are able to cut to is 100mm x 100mm.

What is the largest sheet you provide?

Most of our steel is available in sheets up to 2500mm x 1250mm, but we do also supply 3000mm by 1500mm; ask for a bespoke quote by emailing sales@buymetalonline.co.uk

How long does Corten take to rust?

It takes 3-10 months for raw corten steel to weather.

Do you deliver to the whole of the UK?

Yes, we are able to deliver to most UK postcodes. Some restrictions apply for larger items that have to be delivered by pallet. If you have any questions about our products or delivery email sales@buymetalonline.co.uk

How do I get my offcuts?

When you order from us you can specify if you want us to send you the offcuts too.

Do you supply to the public or just business?

We supply everyone from hobbyists and avid DIYers to businesses with larger orders. If you can’t see what you need on our website please get in touch with our sales team at sales@buymetalonline.co.uk

Do you deliver?

Of course, we offer delivery on your order no matter how big or small. Larger orders will be delivered by pallet. If you are local to us in Newcastle upon Tyne you are welcome to arrange collection of your order if that is more convenient


Buy Metal Online or call 0191 2646464 to ask our specialists with your enquiries for sheet metal, mild steel sheet and cut to size sheet in the UK.
UNIT 26-29 Shelley Road
Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear
NE15 9RT
United Kingdom (Great Britain)

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