Does anyone have experience with shop4steel.com? Are their prices any good?
They seem to be cheap but delivery looks a bit expensive.
I was thinking of buying 6m of 30mm x 30mm x 3mm angle, 1m x 2m of 3mm plate
and 1m x 2m of 16swg sheet.
In total it comes to approx £30 plus £20 delivery.
Would I save a lot by going to my local steel stockholder? I don't mind
paying shop4steel a little more as delivery is included.
Anyone got any other comments on shop4steel.
I went to my local steel stockholder in York for some 50x50x3mm angle. It's
in 6 metre lengths and costs £10+VAT. You can probably shop local and
collect it yourself with a bit of a saving, though you'll probably need to
cut it up..
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I bought a 152x89 universal beam from a local steel stockholder.
It cost £60 for a 5M length (I think that was the length - not 100%
This was their minimum charge so I don't know actually what the little
beam I bought would have cost. I didn't shop around - I just picked a
local place that was convenient (time=money) and picked it up myself.
On the shop4steel.com site they have a 9.5M beam for £56.24. Delivery
is at least £20 but for me it would cost £110! (Glasgow)
So, based on that, yes, they sound cheap (if they are near you) but
all it takes is a phone call to find out how cheap. Also, support your
local business if possible - you'll miss them when they aren't there.
And finally, I got an even bigger beam from a scrapyard/demolition
company owner friend I have. It was free but even if I paid, it would
have been dirt cheap. Worth a call?. But then, for £50 is it worth all
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