List of DIY friendly metal suppliers in the UK

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This list of metal suppliers was compiled by forum members. Generally these suppliers will be DIY friendly. It's a good idea too phone ahead or check websites to confirm opening times or stock. A number of suppliers in the list may specialise in non ferrous metals. Some may offer a sawing or shearing service, but be prepared to pay per cut in many cases. Some will not allow any cutting on site by the customer at all, regardless of using hand or power tools.

Try and decide what you want before you pay a visit, it can be quite frustrating when someone doesn't know what they want. A full cutting list may be useful, you might be able to buy a number of smaller off cuts rather than half a length for example.

Further steel suppliers can be found by looking up "steel stockholders" in the Yellow Pages. To add a DIY friendly metal supplier to the list post their contact details in: http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=4311


Bedfordshire

Bedford Steels
Unit 16
College Street
Kempston
Bedford
MK42 8LU
Tel 0845 249 4318.
Also a fabrication shop so metal can be cut to size.

Berkshire

Rowanwood
Ivanhoe Rd,
Finchampstead,
Wokingham,
Berkshire,
RG40 4QQ
Tel 0118-932 8998
Everything from thin sheet ali to RSJ's

Bristol

AVON STEEL COMPANY LIMITED
Midsomer Norton Enterprise Park
Wheelers Hill
Midsomer Norton
Bath
BA3 2BB
Tel: 01761 416721
http://www.avonsteel.co.uk

DURBIN METAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Unit 0
Lawrence Drive
Stover Trading Estate
Yate
Bristol
BS37 5PG
Tel 01454 322668
http://www.durbinmetals.co.uk

Fred R Powell and sons
Avonside Industrial Park
Avonside Road
Bristol
BS2 0TS
United Kingdom
Tel 0117 9717971
http://www.fredpowell.co.uk

Buckinghamshire

Please suggest a supplier in this area.

Cambridgeshire

D Mackay, Cambridge
85 East Road
Cambridge, CB1 1BY
Tel: (01223) 517000
http://www.mackay.co.uk/

Cheshire

Aldridge Bros Ltd
13 Balfour Rd
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 5LH
Tel 0161 9284810
Primarily a sheet metal plant but very friendly. They handle all metal types.

Cornwall

Please suggest a supplier in this area.

Cumbria

Thomas Graham
The Maltings,
Shaddongate,
Carlisle,
Cumbria
CA2 5TU
Tel 01228 525364
http://www.thomas-graham.co.uk/
Stocks of various sections, and can cut, with some notice.

Derbyshire

William Twigg (Matlock) Ltd
26 Bakewell Rd
Matlock
DE4 3AU
Tel 01629 56651

Eggleston Bros
Centurion Way Business Park
Alfreton Road
Derby
DE21 4AY
http://www.egglestonbros.co.uk/

Devon

Plymouth Metal Centre Ltd
Unit 1
Phoenix mill business park
Estover
Plymouth
PL6 7PY
Tel 01752 696 707
http://www.non-ferrous-metal-southwest.com/

Dyfed Steels (Southwest)
Unit 2 Marsh Lane
Crediton
Devon
EX17 1ES
Tel 01363 776652
Mostly bar and tube. They will cut to length for a small fee, but they are not open at the weekend.
http://www.dyfedsteel.co.uk/

Austen Knapman Ltd
Ash House
Blythe Way
Yalberton Industrial Estate
Paignton
Devon
TQ4 7QP
Tel 01803 664020
http://www.austenknapman.co.uk/

McArthur Group Ltd
Unit D3-D4
Cot Hill Trading Estate
Plymouth
Devon PL7 1SR
Tel 01752 339851

Woodberry Chillcott & Co.Ltd
Unit 6
Eastern Wood Rd,
Langage Industrial Estate
Plympton
Devon
PL7 5ET
Tel 01752 343421

Dorset

Express Motor Parts Ltd
Station Yard
Yetminster
Sherborne
DT9 6LH
Tel 01935 873000
Small quantities of thin sheet material for cars.

ASD Metal Services
Station Road
Stalbridge
Dorset
DT10 2RW
Tel 01963 362646
Minimum order of £45, cutting service available but chargeable.

Somdor Engineering
Gibbs Marsh Trading Estate
Stalbridge
Dorset
Tel DT10 2RY
01963 362210
No minimum order, happy for you to have a look in the racks and bins.
Will also order lengths in.
http://www.somdoreng.co.uk/
Speak to Mike or Nick, mention Karl.

DYFED STEELS SOUTHERN
15 Wincome Business Park
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 9QJ
TEL 01747 850009
http://www.dyfedsteel.co.uk/

Durham

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Essex

Rayleigh Steel Ltd
Unit 7
Rawreth Industrial Estate
Rawreth Lane
Rayleigh
Essex
SS6 9RL
Tel 01268 783600
Bars are cut to length, and bought by the meter.

IS&G Stockholders
Temple Wood
Stock Road
West Hanningfield
Chelmsford
Essex CM2 8LL
Tel 01277 840471
http://www.isg-steel.co.uk/

Gloucestershire

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Greater London

Fays Metals (in Acton)
Unit 4,
37 Colville Rd
London W3 8BL
Tel: 020 8993 8883

Hampshire

Pyramid Steels
9-10 Rotunda Estate
Aldershot
Hampshire
GU11 1TG
Tel 01252 334081
Don't do sheet, but good for plate, bar and heavier stuff

Herefordshire

W. James (Repairs & Welding)
12, Station Street,
Ross-on-Wye,
Herefordshire
HR9 7AG
Tel 01989 763255
http://www.wjamesltd.co.uk/
Bar, tube & angle all stocked, will cut to your requirements.
Very friendly & helpful.

Hertfordshire

Aluminium Warehouse
Welham Green
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL9 7HF
Tel: 0800 520 0729
Fax: 01707 274655
http://www.aluminiumwarehouse.co.uk/

DYNAMIC METALS LIMITED
16 McDonald Way,
Hemel Hempstead Industrial Estate,
Hemel Hempstead,
HP2 7EB
Tel: 01442 212 340
http://www.dynamicmetalsltd.co.uk

Kent

IS&G Stockholders
Unit 5
Laker Ind. Estate
Kent House Lane
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 1JT
Tel 020 8778 8881
http://www.isg-steel.co.uk/

Canterbury Steel
Wealden Industrial estate.
(Next to Brambles wildlife park, between Canterbury and Herne Bay)
Tel 01227 712176. Ask for Marcus, he's a lovely, helpful chap

Lancashire

J.E Gordon Ltd
60, Whitworth St West,
Manchester,
Lancashire
M1 5WW
Tel 0161 2361892
Sheet Metal workers, will also cut and fold

Austin Walmsley Ltd (Fabrication & Welding)
Unit 12 Leachfield Industrial Estate
Green Lane West
Garstang
Preston
Lancashire
PR3 1PR
Tel 01995 602173

Taylor & Russell Ltd (Steel Fabrications)
Stonebridge Mill
33 Preston Rd
Longridge
Preston
Lancashire
PR3 3AQ
Tel 01772 782295

Leicestershire

Adey Steel
Falcon Industrial Park,
Meadow Lane
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 1HL
Tel 01509 556677

Lincolnshire

Please suggest a supplier in this area.

Middlesex

CRIPPS STEELS
298 Staines Road,
Feltham
TW14 9HE
Tel. 0208 8902464
They will cut to size, sell off cuts and have a good stock, prices seem fair too.

Acton Bright Steel ltd
Gordon Road
The Causeway
Staines
Middlesex
TW18 3BG
Tel 01784 455273
Engineering steels, bright bars etc.

Merseyside

Frank Hughes & Son Ltd,
Bold Trading Estate
Lunts Heath Road
Widnes
WA8 5SG
Tel 0151 424 5731

Norfolk

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Northamptonshire

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Northumberland

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Nottinghamshire

Alan Mosgrove Ltd
Tranker Works
Tranker Lane, Off Claylands Avenue
Worksop
Nottinghamshire
S81 8AQ
Tel 01909 473250
All Types Of Steel
No Minimum Order Charge, cut to requirements. Guillotine & Press Brake

Newark Steel
Sylvan Way, off the Great North Road
Balderton
Newark
Notts
NG24 3UT
Tel 01636 677131

Oxfordshire

B & M Engineers Ltd.
40 Sandy Lane
Kennington
Oxford
OX1 5RP

01865 736879

Rutland

Please suggest a supplier in this area.

Shropshire

Christmas Stockholders
Ainsdale Drive
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 3TL
Tel 01743 462515
All types of mild steel, cutting & delivery service

Somerset

Hitch, on the forum
In the South Somerset area. Can get most material, also folding, cutting and punching. Pm Via the forum

Avon Steel Co Ltd
Midsomer Norton Enterprise Park
Wheelers Hill
Midsomer Norton
Bath
BA3 2BB
Tel 01761 416 721

Staffordshire

William Mellard and Sons Ltd
River Works
Campbell Road
Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 4RN
Tel: 01782 744777
www.mellard.co.uk/

A.D.Hall Ltd
Chemical Lane
Longbridge Hayes Industrial Estate
Stoke-On-Trent
Staffordshire
ST6 4PB
Tel 01782 577605
http://www.adhall.co.uk/

Suffolk

IS&G Stockholders
Unit 32
Claydon Business Park
Gipping Road
Great Blakenham
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP6 0NL
Tel: 01473 830684
http://www.isg-steel.co.uk/


Surrey

Richard Edwards Fabrications Ltd
Unit 15
Broadfield Close
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 4XR
Tel 020 8686 8616

Four Square Metal
Unit 13
The Garth Road Industrial Centre
193 Garth Road
Morden
Surrey SM4 4LZ
Tel 020 8335 4000
They're sheet metal fabricators, seem happy to help out with sheet material.

Outlook Metals
Woodcote Grove Farm
Meadow Hill
Coulsden
Surrey
CR5 2QQ
Tel 020 86685111
http://www.outlookmetalstock.com/

Sussex

Crawley Metal Supplies
Parish Lane
Pease Pottage
Crawley
W.Sussex
RH11 9BE
Tel 01293 534444

Ironworks
(Irondarren on the forum)
Old Stone Cottage Farm
Pease Pottage
Crawley
W.Sussex
Tel 01293 553005
If you are hard up at the weekend for some steel, but its rare too have anything thinner in sheet steel than about 2mm, always got plenty of gate type material for anyone in the Crawley area.

Sussex Iron Craft
31b Avis Way
Newhaven
BN9 0DJ
Tel 01273 515931
www.sussexironcraft.co.uk

Tyne and Wear

N.T. Steel Services
Unit 1 Metnor Business Park
Hadrian Road
Wallsend
Tyne & Wear
NE28 6HH
0191 263 7463

Warwickshire

Steelfast
Unit 19
Bidavon Industrial Estate
Warwickshire
B50 4JN
Tel 01789 491 000
Couple of lads there called Steve and Collin who are always really helpful

West Midlands

DURBIN METAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED
Upper Brook Street
Walsall
West Midlands
WS2 9PA
Phone (01384) 880063
Fax (01384) 296344

F. H. Warden (Steel) Ltd.
Landor Street
Saltley
Birmingham
B8 1AE
Tel 0121 327 7575
http://www.fhwarden.co.uk

Camp Steel Co
29 Grafton Road
Sparkbrook
Birmingham
B11 1JP
Tel: 0121 772 7821

Priory Steel Co. (Netherton) Ltd.
Wolverhampton Central Trading Estate
Cable Street
Wolverhampton
WV2 2HX
Tel 01902-351001

Trojan Steels
Windmill Street
Caldmore
Walsall
WS1 3EE
West Midlands
Tel: 01922 615246
Sheet steel mainly (incl. zintec), thinner gauges - will cut to size. Very DIY friendly.

Wiltshire

Devizes Steel Supplies
The Old Sawmills
Sells Green
Seend
Melksham
Wiltshire
SN12 6RW
Tel 01380 827155
Contact- Ken Stokes/ Sherri Stokes
Very diy friendly, minimum charge £5. They supply welding gases. They have a very large shop upstairs selling tools, machinery, fasteners and welding consumables. Shearing and punching facility.

Worcestershire

Worcestershire Steels Co
20 Enfield Industrial Estate
Redditch
Worcestershire
B97 6BY
Tel 01527 67777
They deliver but if you live in Redditch/Bromsgrove/South Birmingham. They are well worth a visit.

Yorkshire

John Stansfeld
Springwell Works
Buslingthorpe lane
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS7 2DF
Tel 0113 2628155
Fax 0113 2629730
Friendly service, will deal with DIY and trade no problems, happy to sell you a single length if that is all you want. They offer sawing, cropping and sheet shearing services. Delivery in the Leeds area is included for orders over £50. Happy to let you have a look through their stock racks if you want as long as you are accompanied. Fast next day service. They don't always stock some of the less common section sizes due to limitations they have on space. They can order in for you and will have it next working day usually.

Ossett Steel Services Ltd
King Street
Kinsley
Pontefract
West Yorks
WF9 5EQ
Tel 01977 614505

Doncaster steel
Arksey Lane
Doncaster
DN5 0ST
Tel 01302 874321

Barrett Steel Services
Barrett House
Cutler heights Lane
Dudley Hill
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD4 9HU
Not recommended for DIYers buying steel as they tend to be more into artic loads of structural stuff rather than just bits and pieces. They do have a trade desk and an excellent range of weld onables for gate making etc - they are happy to sell to non-trade. It is all Brundles stuff, and saves messing about with mail order.

Scotland

Brown and Glegg Edinburgh Ltd
Bankhead Crossway South
Sighthill Industrial Estate
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH11 4EZ
Tel 0131 453 6611
They only supply full lengths/sheets, and usually won't cut, but will happily lend a hacksaw if you don't have your own. They also deliver around the Lothian region, regardless of quantity. You can order over the phone and pay by card.

Blakes Metal Centre
32 South Fort St
Leith
Edinburgh.
They do bits and pieces, good for DIY. They are a fabrication company with a shop at the front. Also sell basic consumables - grinding discs etc.

George Brown & Sons
5 -6 Shore
Leith
Edinburgh
EH6 6QS
Scotland
Tel 0131 554 5436

Lothian Steel Stockholders
Whitburn road
Bathgate
West Lothian
EH48 2HR
Tel 01506 633500

Caledonian Sheet Metal Works
36 Seafield Road
Inverness
IV1 1SG
Tel 01463 711023
They'll sell you off cuts or add something to their next delivery which is usually every few days. Also have an (8ft?) guillotine and will happily cut sheets down to size

Thistle Steel
Unit 4
Thistle Industrial Estate
Church Street
Cowdenbeath
Fife
KY4 8LP
Tel 01383 515332

Scotia Welding and Fabrication
Brigadoon
Pyatshaw
Lauder
Berwickshire
TD2 6SH
01578 722 696
Hollow section and sheet, mild steel ,aluminium, stainless up to 3mm

Wales

Cwmbran Steels,
Unit 4a
Avondale Industrial Estate
Cwmbran
Gwent
NP44 1TS
Tel 01633 838100

Dyfed Steels
http://www.dyfedsteel.co.uk/
3 Branches throughout Wales

Stockwell Steel
Station Yard
Caernarfon Rd,
Bangor,
Gwynedd,
LL57 2TX
Tel: 01248 364041

P & P Supplies Sheet Metal Work
Unit 9-11,
Ely Distribution Centre,
Ely,
Cardiff,
South Glamorgan
CF5 5NJ
Tel: 029 2059 7593

Ireland

Mccomb Steel
12, Landhead Rd,
Ballymoney,
County Antrim
BT53 7HD
Tel: 028 2766 5916

Internet

Various branches throughout the UK, or delivery available. Check the websites for more information.

http://www.metalsdirectuk.com/

http://www.metals4u.co.uk/

http://www.metalfast.co.uk/

http://www.shop4steel.co.uk/

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Ringwood-Precision-Engineering

http://www.smithmetal.com/locations.htm

http://www.pfametals.com

http://www.metalsupermarkets.co.uk/

http://www.parkersteel.co.uk

http://www.asdmetalservices.co.uk/

http://www.forestmetals.co.uk/
(railheads, post tops etc)

 


 

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