Steel prices

  1. reb78 Member

    Messages:
    725
    Herts UK
    I came across this place earlier when I was looking for local places to buy mild steel from: https://www.austenknapman.co.uk/

    I have no idea about prices though. Are their prices reasonable or am I better shopping around?

    I want to build a turntable cart for garden use and think I could do it for a lot less than the £400+ the larger ones seem to go for (plus I fancy the challenge).
     
  2. Arclikeharrypotter Member

    Messages:
    1,017
    Location:
    Northampton
    Hopefuldave likes this.
  3. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

    Messages:
    2,384
    Location:
    Barnetby, N.Lincs
    Best prices I could find were at Brundles recently. Certainly cheaper than Metal Store and a lot cheaper than Metal Hub too.

    Just check round bar prices, and you could get 3 full length bars of 25mm solid from Brundles against the price of Austen Knapman.
     
    Hopefuldave and premmington like this.
  4. mechman Member

    Messages:
    1,658
    Location:
    great britain n.e.lincs
    Plus 1 for Brundles.
     
  5. premmington

    premmington Member

    Messages:
    1,287
    Location:
    Norfolk
    + 1 for Brundles.

    I bought some 16mm rebar from them recently - cheaper than I could get it from the place I got the A252 mesh from.

    Last year I bought some "Armco" barrier, end and posts from them.


    My problem with buying metal is - I buy so little - unless you are buying it by the ton - it is never gonna be cheap :doh:
     
    slim_boy_fat likes this.
  6. optima21 Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    2,638
    Location:
    halifax, England
    when I was ordering some steel last week I used Brundles for a price comparion (as recommended on here) and by local supplier were slightly cheaper in total including a £15 delivery charge..... (total cost £178 inc vat and delivery) I would have collected it myself, but thought it might have been a bit dodgy putting a 7.5m length of box section on the roof rack on my car.
     
  7. earthman Member

    Messages:
    949
    Have you got a engineering/fab firm near you? I've bought off cuts from mine before.
     
    slim_boy_fat and Kent like this.
  8. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    1,064
    Location:
    St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
    I recently used Brundles for 7.5/6 metre lengths each of 60 x 5mm, 60 x 3mm and 25 x 3mm - total was £165 including £10 delivery charge. Thought the delivery charge was very reasonable, bearing in mind it was delivered from Glasgow to a rural location near St Andrews!
     
  9. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Member

    Messages:
    1,339
    essex england
    Brundles is unbeatable in some material.
    It’s always worth phoning your local steel holders though they tend to be unkind to non account holders
     
    julianthegypsy likes this.
  10. bletchmonster

    bletchmonster Member

    Messages:
    404
    Location:
    Cheshire. England.
    If you use brundles, look up what you want online, then my advice would be to call them to order.
    The Web ordering system does not give you any indication of whether it will arrive tomorrow, next week or even next month.
    Or, like my last order, arrived in 4 deliveries over the full time range.
     
    Hopefuldave likes this.
  11. Wightsparks

    Wightsparks Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    1,163
    Location:
    Wight
    ++1 Brundles great prices and £10 for IOW delivery ! - But as above worth checking actual stock as you might wait for one length but not 2 lengths to make it up..
     
    Hopefuldave likes this.
  12. Revs1972

    Revs1972 Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    1,225
    Location:
    Torquay, UK
    AK are eye wateringly expensive. Their website prices work out close to £2k a ton.
    But they seem to do a lot of business, I think they are quite public friendly . There is a branch just up the road from me

    +1 for Brundles, good prices and I've mostly had next day delivery but that was buying in bulk. What sort of sections are you looking for ?
     
  13. Kent

    Kent Member

    Messages:
    10,002
    Location:
    Bowland, Lanacshire,UK
    Your best bet is your local small to medium fabricator.
    Most are happy to supply and a couple of quid for them likely works out cheaper than your delivery. Why not ask about them cutting also
     
    julianthegypsy likes this.
  14. reb78 Member

    Messages:
    725
    Herts UK
    Thanks everyone. Thats just what I was after.

    I need to draw out a design, but I think a load of right angled bar and some solid round bar (thick walled tube would probably do) to build the axles and turning pin for the front axle for this project. Nothing out of the ordinary
     
  15. Seano

    Seano Member

    Messages:
    1,866
    Location:
    Devon
    Used them for many years both personally and during my employment, used to have all our steel stock supplied by them :thumbup:
     
  16. bletchmonster

    bletchmonster Member

    Messages:
    404
    Location:
    Cheshire. England.
    Another plus for Brundles is they carry some fairly obscure sizes of steel section, I buy 40mm T bar from them as my main steel supplier simply cannot source T that small anymore.
     
  17. Seano

    Seano Member

    Messages:
    1,866
    Location:
    Devon
    Just looked at Austen's prices now compared to Brundles, have to agree that since I last used them prices have increased, but then hasn't all steel stockholders.
     
    steviec_lj likes this.
Advertisements