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What is Aluminium?

Aluminium is one of the most prevalent metals on the planet, making up around 1.59% of the earth and 8% of its core. It is the third most abundant chemical element we have, after only oxygen and silicone. It’s also all around us: drinks cans, kitchen foil, mobile phones and laptops can all be ...
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galvanised plant pot with the text "Flowers & Garden" on the front

What is Galvanised Steel?

Galvanised steel is one of the most widely-used metals in the world. Chances are you come across this metal almost every day, both inside and out. But what is the difference between galvanised steel and regular steel? And how can you tell? Photo by Bernard Hermant on Unsplash What Does Galvanised St...
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aged copper splashback in blue kitchen

7 Modern kitchen decor ideas

The kitchen is very definitely the heart of the home so anything you do to decorate it needs to make it as beautiful and as practical as possible. Combining those two characteristics is more difficult than you might think, which is why we put this post together. We have come up with some modern kitc...
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The Growth of DIY during the Pandemic

Hello everyone, we at Buy Metal Online hope that you and your families are doing OK during this crazy time and that the Coronavirus has not messed up things too badly for you. Luckily for us we are one of the few types of business that has actually been super busy during this period because...
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corten steel garden sculpture by eddie roberts

What is Corten Steel

Corten steel is also known as weathering steel. It’s often additionally denoted by its branded trademark COR-TEN steel. But however it’s referred to, this particular type of steel, developed from a group of steel alloys, has specific, enduring properties: Cor – refers to the metal’s pro...
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