Founded in 1994, The Alternative Steel Company has rapidly become one of the foremost names in the UK, circular, square and rectangular hollow sections, structural steel stockholders market.
Drawing from around 5,000 tonnes of physical structural steel stock, our customers enjoy an unrivalled range of products and services, and with quality mill support we are able to supply fully certified steels at the most competitive prices around.
Ongoing capital investment in processing equipment ensures that we can provide fast and cost effective solutions to most structural cutting requirements, whilst operating our own transport fleet allows us to service most of the UK within 48 hours from receipt of your instructions.
Steel hollow sections have many diverse applications, and our stock range will cater for the majority of structural uses. Whether you require smaller sections for handrailing and balustrading, or larger diameter tubes for portal stanchions, we are sure that we will be able to supply the correct product for your applications.
Detailed in this website is the range of lengths that we carry in both cold formed and hot formed sections. Most sections 100mm and above are stocked in higher yield steel [S355 J2H]. The advantages of stocking such a variety of lengths are both cost savings from potentially reducing wastage, and from a practical point eliminating the need to butt weld members together for example whenever covering the spans of roof trusses.
All sections supplied in cold formed are from quality assured British or Western European mills and have full material certification to the advised grade.
In addition to the cutting we can also offer goods ShotBlasted, Primer Painted, Galvanised, Drilled and goods packed / identified in kit form. We have built good relationships with many engineers and can quote for most basic finished component work.