Working with you to get the best for business and clients
We rely on our suppliers to provide us with premium-grade metals to ensure the optimal quality of our tubing. In turn, metal merchants come to us for our tube-forming services. We purposely don’t hold stock at our workshop, because we believe that when you free issue us with your tubing to shape, it works out best for everyone.
Free issue your material to us: how it works and why it is a good idea
When you free issue us with tubing to shape, it means you get to use your own stock: you simply pay us for our forming charges. And your clients get to benefit from the advantages of shaped tubing.
We can keep your overheads lower and your profit margins higher by using your own lorry networks for deliveries. Just deliver the tubes to our Dorset-based workshop and collect them again once we’ve shaped them.
- We use your stock
- You send us your ‘off-the-shelf’ round tube
- You only pay us for our forming services
- No minimum order quantity (£50 set-up fee for under 5 lengths)
- We quote quickly — usually within minutes
- We turnaround jobs quickly too — from 2/3 days, depending upon order size
- We clean and check every finished tube before it leaves our workshop
- You collect the shaped tubes when they are ready
Round tube sizes and what they can be shaped into
|Flat-sided Oval||Oval||Twisted Oval||D-shaped||Radius Square||Twisted Square|
|0.75″||23 x 12mm||23.5 x 13.3mm||23.5 x 13.3mm||n/a||17 x 17mm||17 x 17mm|
|1″||31 x 15mm||30.5 x 17.5mm||30.5 x 17.5mm||34 x 12mm||23 x 23mm||23 x 23mm|
|1.25″||39 x 19mm||39.5 x 20.5mm||39.5 x 20.5mm||n/a||28 x 28mm||28 x 28mm|
|1.5″||48 x 21mm||47 x 25mm||47 x 25mm||50 x 18mm||33 x 33mm||33 x 33mm|
|2″||62 x 31mm||61 x 37mm||61 x 37mm||65 x 28mm||45 x 45mm||45 x 45mm|
|2.5″||78 x 39mm||76 x 50mm||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|3″||91 x 51mm||95 x 56mm||n/a||99 x 40mm||66 x 66mm||66 x 66mm|
|4″||119 x 70 mm||121 x 76mm||n/a||138 x 49mm||88 x 88mm||88 x 88mm|
|Tube can be formed from various wall thicknesses, e.g. 1.5, 2 or 3mm|
Expand your product range
If you’re in the business of selling metal architecture, see us as an extension of your catalogue. Whether you want to offer twisted oval balustrades or flat-sided oval tube, we have the expertise and tooling to form those for you.
As one of the original innovators of shaped metal tubing, we now boast the largest range of profiles and sizes in the world.
By working with us you can expand your existing product range without having to invest. We currently offer six different shaped tubes, which we’ve developed over 30 years – and we are still creating new profiles. Our engineers can work with standard off-the-shelf tubing sizes, or we customise it to make new sizes.
You can sell more stock by reaching out to new and existing customers who have bought round tube to let them know about these bespoke profiles and their joining systems.
Exceptional customer service
We are set up to turn around jobs very quickly – even large orders – which means that your clients will receive their tubing in exceptional time.
If you need us to, we are very happy to work alongside you with your clients.
This is especially useful in the designing and prototype stages (we are used to working under NDAs).
Sales and marketing support
If required, we can meet with your customers or send them samples of tube profiles.
We can send you marketing assets such as product images for any collateral that you may be producing.
We can provide you with product literature and samples for appropriate exhibitions. We’ve even attended trade shows with our metal merchant partners before to give additional sales or technical support.
Our Sales Executive can visit you and your team to explain how you can benefit from working with us, and how you can best sell the tubing.
White label our products to increase your reach
We know that the opportunities to supply shaped metal tubing are vast; there are so many viable applications across so many industries. And we know that our shaped metal tubing offers a host of advantages over round metal tubing, and indeed, other materials altogether. Our vision is to work with reliable partners to get our beautifully fabricated shaped tubing products out to the world.
With so many untapped markets available, we feel that there is space for trusted partners to choose how and where they want to promote our tubing products, promoting them under their own brand.
Speak to us about the option of white labelling to see how this powerful strategy can help increase your reach.
Our six tube profiles:
Made from twisted oval tube, these sophisticated stainless steel straws are elegant, ergonomic and eco-friendly.
No longer do you have to cut the tubing at angles and weld them together to achieve tight joins – our joiners make this laborious process redundant.
For expert advice, quotes and free samples