World-renowned tubing solutions
For over 30 years, our specialist engineers have been manufacturing shaped metal tubes and joiners. Our six distinct tube designs are used by architects and fabricators across a wealth of industries.
Whether you want just one length or 1000s of lengths of tube, we will create each one with the same fastidious attention to detail.
Prototypes and product development
Our innovative engineers welcome any opportunity to use their creativity and skill to customise tubing to meet our clients’ needs. Sometimes we even have to make new tooling in order to make new tube sizes.
Unlike some larger manufacturers, our smaller set-up gives us the flexibility to manufacture bespoke prototypes. This in turn helps to make the product development process – and niche jobs – easier for you. Take a look at our Design / R&D page to see some examples of prototypes we have helped to make for clients.
Please note, we have a minimum order quantity of one length, which is just under 6 metres long. There is a £50 set-up fee for all orders under 5 lengths.
Premium-grade metals only
Most of our tubes are manufactured from stainless steel as it offers excellent resistance to corrosion. We use two grades of premium-quality stainless steel; stainless steel 304L (1.4301), which is the most popular industry grade, and stainless steel 316L (1.4404), which contains a higher nickel and molybdenum content for greater corrosive resistance.
We also use aluminium 5083, aluminium 6063 T6, titanium, copper, brass and bronze. (We can work with other metals provided they are non-ferrous).
To ensure the optimal quality of our tube profiles, we only partner with leading metal suppliers. Find out more about our metals.
We’re proud to have pioneered some ‘world first’ tubing designs. But we’re equally proud of the care we give our clients. We won’t try to sell you a service or finish unless you actually need it. Our approach is transparent – and we listen well so that we can meet your needs.
The only thing that we’re not upfront about is the exact nature of our manufacturing process, which is a closely guarded secret. (Saying that, if you want to visit us at our workshop in Dorset, we’ll gladly make you a cup of tea and show you around).
If you need any fabrication, polishing, welding and machining, speak to us about managing this for you as it could save you time and money. Our engineers can also bend sections of oval tubing if required, ‘rolling’ sweeping arcs into the shaped tube, or using tooling to produce tighter, ‘fixed radius’ bends.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that our quotations are dependent upon metal costs provided by our metal suppliers. They are also subject to daily metal price and exchange rate fluctuation as set by the London Metal Exchange (although typically our metal suppliers set prices on the 1st day of every month). This may mean that the price we quote you could change at time of order if it is not placed within the same calendar month.
There will also be shipping costs, which usually start at £60 depending upon the material selected.
Our most popular oval tube sizes are: i. First: 47.0mm x 25.0mm x 1.5mm ii. Joint second: 61.0mm x 37.0mm x 1.5mm along with 39.5mm x 20.5mm x 1.5mm iii. Fourth: 23.5mm x 13.3mm x 1.5mm
Aluminium 6063 T6 is supplied to us in 5 metre lengths. Brass CZ108 and bronze is supplied in either 3 or 5 metres. Our manufacturing process reduces the length by 0.2 metres (0.3 metres for flat-sided oval).
Therefore depending on the material and profile we sell a length as: 5.8 metres (5.7 metres for flat-sided oval) 4.8 metres (4.7 metres for flat-sided oval) 2.8 metres (2.7 metres for flat-sided oval)
It is also possible to buy less than a length.
*The 200mm x 100mm oval is supplied in 5.4 metre lengths.
Before being added to our standard orderable range, all of our bespoke tube profiles have been through an extensive development process to prove out the new size.
Please contact us to ask about different tube sizes. In some cases we can make new tooling in order to fabricate a bespoke size for you.
For expert advice, quotes and free samples. We aim to respond within a day.
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