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We’ve expanded our Wetherby store

(Last modified: February 11th, 2019)

Since our first physical store opened back in October we’ve had plenty of you come to visit. Our Wetherby branch offering has made it even more convenient for people to find the metal materials they’re looking for, and we love hearing all the positive feedback from both the trade and the public.

Making sure we have a vast range of materials in stock to suit any project, no matter the size and scale, is something we take seriously. To make life even easier for our customers to find what they need, we’ve expanded and grown the range of products available in store.

We’re happy to announce we’ve added big brands like Faithfull tools and Dewalt drill bits to our store. While also expanding on best-selling ranges: Weldability, GYS, Snickers and Dickies workwear.

You can still visit us six days a week in store at: Armitage Works, Sandbeck Industrial Estate, Sandbeck Way, Wetherby, LS22 7DN. Take a sneak peak below at the shop floor hosting our new product ranges, along with some of the custom built stands made especially for the store.

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Metals4u expand beyond online by opening its first branch in Wetherby

(Last modified: February 11th, 2019)

We are the UK’s market leader in the online supply of metals, tools and engineering goods, and have chosen Wetherby as the location for our first physical store.

Known as the trade’s go-to supplier of metals, mild steel, Stainless steel, aluminium, Brass, and bronze products, we stock 15,000 lines – including workwear, clothing and tooling supplies – with a wide range of these now available in branch for customers to drop in and collect.

In addition to being the only stockist of welding consumables and accessories in the local area, our branch holds products from leading brands Weldability, GYS and Esab, as well as workwear from Dickies and Snickers. In branch, many products are displayed on custom built stands that use Metals4u products to demonstrate their versatility.

Our MD and owner Paul Mcfadyen, explains the decision to open a bricks and mortar branch: “When Metals4u was established in 2002, we were the first supplier in the UK offering customers the opportunity to buy metal online. We wanted to build on this and make it more convenient than ever for the local trade, and public, to find the metal materials they need for projects of any size and scale.”

Our Metals4u branch can be found at Armitage Works, Sandbeck Industrial Estate, Sandbeck Way, Wetherby, LS22 7DN and is open six days a week.




Metals4U bikes on show during inaugural Tour de Yorkshire

(Last modified: February 11th, 2019)

A few weeks ago we made 35 iconic bikes to give away to cycling enthusiasts who could display them in a show of support for the first ever Tour de Yorkshire. The winners did us proud as we saw plenty of them along the various routes of the three-day event – and we’ve got the pictures to prove it!

More than 1.2 million people lined the streets to watch some of the world’s best cyclists compete in the very first event of its kind – the legacy of what was a hugely successful Tour de France Grand Départ last year.

The first overall winner of the event was Norway’s Lars-Petter Nordhaug, of Team Sky – which is worth knowing (and remembering), just in case the question pops up in a pub quiz!

The routes, which ran from Bridlington to Scarborough, Selby to York and Wakefield to Leeds, took in some of the best sights our great county has to offer. Our special bikes were constructed from bright yellow plastic, so they were pretty easy to spot (and a lot of fans must have been wondering where they came from!).

Lisa Gair, one of our 50 winners, sent us this photo of her bike displayed on the gate to her driveway in East Bramhope near Leeds:

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Here’s another bike sat proudly outside the Chocolate Factory in Thornton le Dale, just east of Pickering on Day 1 when the riders were approaching Scarborough:

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David Bird decided the best place for his bike was to perch it delicately on the front of his caravan!

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David Church left his yellow bike in a place where other real ones have no doubt rested over the years – just outside a shop in Pickering:

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And here we have Richard Jones securing his bike to a lamppost at a junction just before the Cote de Goose Eye along Stage 3, just west of Keighley:

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Thanks to everyone who made the effort to display their bikes over the three days – and to have sent us your pictures. Unfortunately we couldn’t include them all, but we were impressed with how many of you brought them out for the big occasion!

Metals4U relocates to Wetherby

(Last modified: February 11th, 2019)

Metals4U relocates to Wetherby.

While most of the country was enjoying some lovely weather and relaxation time over the Easter break, here at Metals4U we were busy relocating from Pontefract to a newly refurbished and extended warehouse covering 21000 sq feet in Wetherby. At Metals4U, we have seen our business triple over the last two years. This growth meant we rapidly outgrew our premises in Pontefract where the business started over a decade ago.

Located on the Sandbeck Industrial Estate, Armitage Works has enabled us to double our warehouse capacity and plan to incorporate a shop within the spacious open plan sales office area. The customer experience is set to improve, with dramatic increases in the amount of stock we can now hold and improved opportunities for interaction between our friendly and knowledgeable sales team and our valued customers.

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Armitage Works, Sandbeck Industrial Estate, Wetherby.


Our relocation has already had positive impact on the local community with the employment of additional staff from the local area. As the company continues to grow, more job opportunities will be created in the near future to maintain the high level of quality service customers have grown to expect from the UK’s leading online metal and plastics supplier.

Managing Director, Paul McFadyen said, “The move to Armitage Works has enabled the company to expand to better meet customer demand, increase the range and quantity of stock we offer our customers and provide employment opportunities within the local community”.

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The newly refurbished and extended warehouse nearing completion.

Intricate planning and really hard graft ensured the move went smoothly. We kept customer delivery disruption to an absolute minimum while our stock was being transferred to the new site,  and we would like to thank our loyal customers for their amazing support and patience over the Easter bank holidays.