aluminium supplier

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  1. Mar 8, 2012 #1

    blighty

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    hi all,

    just thought i would let the U.K frequenters on this forum know about an ali supplier that i have found that you may or may not know about.

    http://www.aluminiumwarehouse.co.uk/

    i was just looking up prices for a 2" round and compared it to same 2" stock i got from eBay. the place on eBay is the cheapest i have found so far, but as normal it's the P+P that gets you.

    so for comparison...... the 2"od x 500mm from eBay cost £29 P+P inc. from this new place it works out at £19.16.

    there is a good and bad side to this.

    good......
    buy the looks of things they only charge £14.50 P+P on what ever you buy........ i put one item in the shopping basket and went through the process. at the end it charged me £14.50 P+P. i then canceled the order and did it again, but with 8 items and still at the end was charged £14.50 P+P.
    the more you buy the cheaper it is.

    bad side.......
    on curtain sizes you can only get a min of 2000mm in length.
    they seem to only stock 6082T6

    so to round up, i ordered the following.

    1" 5/8 x 2000mm
    16mm x 2000mm
    20mm x 2000mm
    30mm x 2000mm

    bill came in to just over 90 quid to my door. personally i think that's a lot of ali for 90 quid.


    or do you guys know some were cheaper?

     
  2. Mar 8, 2012 #2

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    Hi,not the cheapest but m-machine sell by the inch I often use them as they are local to me
    best wishes Frazer
     
  3. Mar 9, 2012 #3

    blighty

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    hi fcheslop,

    if there not the cheapest then could you tell us who is?

    just had a look at m-machines website, it seems ok for the odd little bit if you live just down the road. but if i got my order from them it would of cost twise as much, then you have P+P.

     
  4. Mar 9, 2012 #4

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    Hi, go scrap yard hunting they sell by weight plus a little bit or try and find friendly factories although they are now in short supply.Become a scrounger :big:
    best wishes Frazer
     
  5. Mar 22, 2012 #5

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    Happen I could help with small quantities.
     
  6. May 27, 2012 #6

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    I was looking for metal at a local scrap yard before i found "no size too small" suppliers. Was able to pick up a 2"OD AL6061-T6 x 5feet for $25. (around $2.50/lb)

    When I went to a proper metal supplier I found I got 1.5" OD x 3feet for $20. (around $5/lb)

    It was a pain going to the scrap yard since they didn't have much. But the savings can be worth it if you get lucky.

    Ian
     

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