Aluminium Sheets & Plates

An aluminium sheet can have many applications due to its strength and durability and is ideal for use both indoors and outdoors. Aluminium is commonly found as tread or kick plates in industrial sites or vehicles, as well as in car bodies, food packaging, roofs, gutters, and awnings. Aluminium sheet metals come in a range of thicknesses and can be anodised, polished, or finished in several different ways. As the biggest metal supplier in the UK, Metals4U are proud to guarantee that you’ll receive some of the best quality aluminium sheet metals on the market. Check out our range of aluminium sheet options today to find exactly what you need for your project.

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FAQ

  • Which type of aluminium sheet is best?

    The best type of aluminium sheet depends on your application, as it is available in a range of different sizes, thicknesses, strengths, and finishes.

  • What can aluminium sheet metal be used for?

    An aluminium sheet has an almost endless number of uses. It is commonly used in buildings and construction, particularly on sidings and drains. Aluminium sheet metal is also frequently used by the motor industry for vehicle bodies and framing. It’s also very commonly the option of choice for manufacturers of both food packaging and cookware.

  • How much weight can an aluminium sheet hold?

    An aluminium sheet has a high strength-to-weight ratio, so depending on size and additional forming, it is a good choice for containers or other weight-bearing products. Get in touch with our experts if you’d like to discuss how much weight you require your aluminium sheeting to hold.

  • Can an aluminium sheet be bent?

    There are a few ways aluminium sheet metals can be bent – usually by using a bending brake or by simply using hand tools. Aluminium generally has good formability, but different alloys have different properties, so it’s important to make sure you choose the right aluminium sheet metal for your project.

  • Can an aluminium sheet be welded?

    Like most other aluminium products, aluminium sheet metals can be welded using different processes - particularly TIG, MIG and plasma. The technique used will depend on your application. For example, you may find TIG welding more appropriate for very thin aluminium sheet metals.

  • Can an aluminium sheet be cut?

    Aluminium sheet metals can be cut easily - this is why it is such a popular product! Aluminium sheets can be cut using a jigsaw, a guillotine, or even simply a sharp blade or pair of snips for particularly thin sheeting. Aluminium sheet metal is also well-suited to drilling and other machine work. Take a look at this blog post for more information on how to cut metal safely.

Choose experts in aluminium sheet metals.

At metals4u, we have a wide variety of aluminium sheeting products at a range of different sizes, specifications, and prices. You can order any of our aluminium sheet metals or aluminium plate products to be custom cut to size. It's as simple as choosing which product you need and entering your sizing requirements into the 'Free Custom Cutting' box before you add-to-basket.

When you buy your aluminium sheet metals, plates, and any other products from us, we offer fast, free delivery on orders over £85 across England and Wales.

If you have any questions about purchasing aluminium sheet metals or plates, or you'd like to place an order over the phone, give us a shout by calling us on 01937 534 318.