Aluminium Channels

Aluminium channel is a common aluminium extrusion used for construction and fabrication, cable runs and lighting projects, vehicle and boat bodies and decorative applications. It is sometimes referred to as aluminium C channel or U channel – depending on which way you look at it! As with most aluminium products, it’s lightweight and highly versatile, making it a popular choice around the home or for DIY projects such as sliding doors or greenhouses.
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FAQ

  • How to bend aluminium channel

    It is possible to bend aluminium channel but not easy. To bend aluminium channel sections without warping, twisting or distorting, you will likely need specialist bending tools and techniques such as compression bending or stretch forming. Talk to our customer services team if you have a project in mind that required bending aluminium channel!

  • How to cut aluminium channel:

    You can cut aluminium channel in the same way you would any other aluminium profile extrusion, using a circular saw, mitre saw, band saw, or even a hacksaw, careful technique and suitable lubricant.

  • How to clean aluminium channel:

    Cleaning aluminium channel (or any other aluminium products) is important if you want to keep its polished appearance intact. It’s a good idea to start with simply wiping or rinsing your channel sections with warm water, as aluminium is a soft metal and can scratch easy. If this is not sufficient, specialist aluminium cleaner or a mild abrasive may be required before wiping dry to remove any streaks.

  • How to join aluminium channel:/h3>

    You can join aluminium channel using a variety of techniques including welding, brazing and adhesive bonding, or using a variety of mechanical fasteners from nuts and bolts to specialist components such as corner cleats.

We stock a wide range of aluminium channel sections in a variety of sizes and finishes.

If you have any questions about purchasing aluminium channel or you’d like to speak to our customer services team about an upcoming project, get in touch on 01937 534 318.

Our aluminium channel sections are available in a variety of widths and heights from 12.7mm to 76.2mm. Make sure you take advantage of our Free Custom Cutting service when ordering your aluminium channel, and don’t forget we offer fast, free delivery on orders over £75 across England and Wales.