Fine architectural and specialised metalwork services
Timeless also offer several additional services for further tubing and metalwork fabrication – from bending metal tubes to welding stainless steel components. Recognised for our excellence in bespoke metalwork, our talented team achieve the highest standards in order to meet your precise specifications. Clients regularly find that using Timeless’s additional tube fabrication services often helps to save time and budget.
Design consultancy and feasibility advice
Our highly experienced engineers regularly help clients with product development and prototypes.
We use our extensive knowledge of materials and tube manipulation processes to provide manufacturing feasibility advice – from the choice of material to guidance on how fix the tubing to other components. When an answer is not immediately obvious, we can run experiments on behalf of our clients in a controlled, systematic way until we achieve the required end-result.
We have access to a 3D scanning and photogrammetry system should you require us to convert your existing components into 3D data to help aid the design process.
If you have any relevant drawings or photos of your project, email them to us and one of our engineers can look at them with you. If you want to speak to a specialist then give us a call. Alternatively we can arrange a video call or Covid-safe face-to-face meeting to discuss. Get in touch.
Tube bending and tube rolling
Speak to us if you need bends in your railings, structures or tubular components as this is something we can do from our workshop – whether you require large sweeping arcs or tighter, fixed radius bends. We can also achieve compound curves, which is especially useful for balustrades or railings on yachts.
We are able to create bends on both the A plane (vertical bends) and the B plane (horizontal bends). Sometimes new tooling needs to be made if a specific radius is required.
Please note that we bend our elliptical and square tubing once it has been shaped. If you require us to bend round tube, this is also possible – just ask.
We offer a ‘nominal’ or ‘rough’ cutting service for tubes, rods and plates. We have access to a CNC machine if the tolerances required are more critical.
We also offer deburring if you require neat, smooth edges after your tubes have been cut.
Unless we are asked to cut the shaped tubes to a specific size, we will supply uncut tubing in lengths of 5.8m for our shaped stainless steel tubes. However, you may find it more convenient for us to cut the tubes to your required size before we ship them to you. Shorter lengths allow for more compact packaging, which can help to reduce transportation costs. (Find out more about transportation and international shipping).
When you require complex shapes to be cut into or from the metalwork (such as precise holes or channels), we can arrange for your tubes and plates to be laser-cut or waterjet cut. Both methods can achieve highly accurate, consistent results – speak to our technical advisors as to which process is more appropriate for your application.
Welding (TIG and MIG), brazing and silver soldering
Stainless steel and aluminium welding
From one-off welding projects to batch welding work, our highly skilled welders can weld stainless steel and aluminium tubes, components and plates at the Timeless workshop. You may need stainless steel tube railings TIG welded together then blended and finished to achieve a neat, tidy seam. Or you may require a large run of components to be welded, where efficiency and strength is more important than achieving a refined finish (in which case we would suggest that MIG welding may be more appropriate). We accept a variety of welding jobs, whether or not your project involves tubing. Please get in touch to discuss your project with a qualified welder.
If you need very delicate metals to be joined, then we also offer a brazing service for brass, bronze and mild steel. This is ideal for applications that are made from thinner-based metals, such as motorbike exhausts and decorative architectural work. Please note that we have a very strict policy when it comes to handling mild steel at our workshop due to contamination issues with stainless steel).
We can join metal together using silver solder if the application requires it. We have used this process for brass and copper metalwork, such as joining parts in brewers’ taps.
Based in Poole on the south coast of England, Timeless Tube are specialists in marine welding for stainless steel railings, gates, cleats, bollards, ladders, biminis, anchors and other working parts.
If you need new rails installed, or repaired, then we will be able to both supply the tube rails and/or weld as part of the repair work. Our close proximity to harbours and marinas in Poole, Christchurch and Southampton means that our expert welders regularly weld onsite for locally moored boats, if the work cannot take place in our workshop. Our welders have years of marine weld experience and will work safely and carefully aboard all sorts of craft – from small motorboats to superyachts. Discover more about our fabrication services for motorboats and yachts.
We have a fully-equipped polishing studio where we hand-polish tubing and other metalwork for a variety of clients, including brewers, lighting designers, interior designers, restorers, marine industry professionals and private clients.
Our careful hand-polishing process enables us to achieve an exceptional finish. We can polish stainless steel in satin, dull, brushed, bright and mirror polishes (for satin and brushed tubes, we can polish along both the latitude and longitude). We also use a polishing machine for lengths of straight tubing.
Our experienced team can advise you on which finish is right for your application. In many instances it is more economical or efficient for us to use pre-polished tubing before we shape it. However, if you are seeking a super mirror polish then we recommend further polishing after we have formed your tubing.
If you are unable to bring the metalwork into our studio, our skilled metal polishers can work remotely. Our external polishing service includes polishing handrails, balustrades and fixings in residential and commercial properties and on motorboats and superyachts. We will carefully remove signs of damage and ageing, restoring your metalwork to its former condition.
We polish a wide variety of metals, including stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper, aluminium and titanium. Our specialists have expert knowledge in the subtle but different processes used to polish different metals, which are typically dependent upon the softness of the metal.
We can work with jobs of most sizes – just call to speak to our technical team.
5-axis CNC Machining
We offer precision machining should you require accurate holes and shapes in your tubes: this is often a very economical process for small one-offs and prototyping. We typically use a CNC milling process for our tubing, but we also have CNC turning facilities should you need other metal components machined. We work from supplied drawings or samples, and can offer this service for all of the metals that we work with.
If you require tapered tubing, we have the facility to produce a flare at the end of your tubes (providing that the wall thickness is sufficient and the tube seam is of a high quality). From aerospace cable housing to tubing that needs to attach to other fittings or hoses, we provide this specialist forming technique in-house. Talk to us about your flaring requirements.
We can etch logos, serial numbers or decorative designs onto small tubes or metal plates (up to 600x300mm) using a high-power CO2 laser-etching machine. This process is possible in stainless steel, aluminium, titanium or brass tubing.