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Twisted Oval tube

This stunning twisted oval tube profile incorporates the classic oval tube design with the innovative spiral forming process adapted from our twisted square tube. The elliptical oval tube profile offers a beautiful aesthetic together with an ergonomic and tactile shape. The contours of the twists are both sophisticated and sculptural.

stainless steel d-shaped tubing and twisted oval tubing spindles in a satin finish being used as a luxury residential staircase
  • Innovative spiral forming creates beautiful twisted effect
  • Ideal for decorative architectural metalwork for buildings and boats
  • Unique spindle choice for balustrade design
  • Choose the ‘tightness’ of twist — from continuous to an incremental 180 degree twist
  • Uses several bespoke joiners, helping fabricators to achieve easy and elegant joins
  • Reminiscent of barley twist style

6 different sizes of stainless steel twisted oval tube and multiple wall thicknesses

From 23.5×13.3×1.5mm to 61×37×1.5mm.

Most popular sizes

  • 23.5 × 13.3 × 1.5mm
  • 30.5 × 17.5 × 1.5mm
  • 43 × 30 × 1.5mm
  • 61 × 37 × 1.5mm
stainless steel twisted oval tubing

A specialist tube suited to decorative, ornamental applications

This highly attractive ornamental tubing is a striking choice for decorative architecture and infrastructure. When crafted from stainless steel (inox), our twisted tubes exude contemporary sophistication, but we can also form them from warmer-coloured metals such as copper and its alloys. Brass, bronze and cupronickel twisted tubes are ideally suited for restorative projects or decorative features in period properties or traditional settings. Plus, we can apply a mirror polish finish on request, so you can enjoy the play of light as it refracts from the tubing.

stainless steel drinking straws with a twisted effect
Stainless steel staircase spindles with varying number of twists along each length

Choose the tightness of twist

We have multiple options for customising your oval metal tubing. If you want tighter twists, our engineers can create ‘continuous’ twists that run the entire tube length and give it a striking, classical look. We can also give them a more subtle, ‘looser’ twist. Each spindle's twists and finishes can vary, and our skilled engineers can leave straight sections of tubing at either end to make them easier to join. Get in touch today, and our experienced team can discuss the available options.

Metals and finishes

We have several finishes available for our decorative twisted tubes, ranging from a highly reflective super marine polish to a contemporary satin finish. Speak to our team about the available finishes for our twisted metal tubing.

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GWR Coating
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PVD Finish
three polished stainless steel tube joiners

Joiners for connecting oval-shaped and twisted tubes.

We currently offer a system of joiners for oval and twisted oval tubing, which enable you to produce handrail and balustrades with uncompromising, seamless joins. If you have a large project that requires joiners for other tube profiles then speak to us to find out more.

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Twisted oval tube heat exchangers and other industrial applications

Stainless steel twisted oval tubing makes superior heat exchangers. Several studies have demonstrated that twisted oval tubes are more effective than smooth round tubes when used inside heat exchangers, and they outperform rod baffle heat exchangers too. Speak to our engineering team about using this tube in industrial heating applications and find out how it can benefit you.

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Fabrication services for twisted oval tube

If you require further fabrication of this ornamental tube, including welding, polishing and joining, we offer a range of in-house services. Our skilled fabricators have the tooling and the know-how when it comes to further fabrication of this decorative tube profile.

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D-Shaped metal tubing balustrade with twisted oval tubing spindles


Stainless steel and aluminium 5083 twisted oval tube profiles are sold in lengths of 5.8m (the manufacturing process reduces the standard 6m length by 0.2 metres).

Can’t see the tube sizes you need in the table? Contact us about custom-sized tubing; we may able to fabricate a new size to meet your project requirements. Or download our brochure, which contains sizing information for existing aluminium and brass tubing too, as well as all stainless steel sizes.


If required, we can find out wall thickness tolerances from our metal suppliers. Typically the tolerance levels of wall thickness are extremely minimal and any small variations in thickness do not affect further fabrication or the end application. However, it is important to tell us if the tolerance is critical to the application before you place an order. For example, if the shaped tubing component needs to go inside another component, or if the tubing has to house a component, any variation in wall thickness could be critical.

The image above shows how dimensions are detailed
(for example, 23.5mm x 13.3mm x 1.5mm)

Sizes given below are for stainless steel.

Tube Sizes
23.5mm x 13.3mm
30.5mm x 17.5mm
39.5mm x 20.5mm
43mm x 30mm
47mm x 25mm
50mm x 36mm
61mm x 37mm
wall thickness
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Applications for twisted oval tube

  • Handrails
  • Spindles
  • Balustrades
  • Staircases
  • Kick rails
  • Door handles
  • Boat guard rails
  • Decorative shrouds
  • Heat exchanger tubes

International orders made easy

Our clients come to us from across the globe for our unique shaped tubing and specialist tube fabrication. We can ship twisted oval tube to North America and Europe in as little as 48 hours. Our freight team will work to meet your transit times and budget; get in touch to discuss shipping options.

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International shipping
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Speak with one of our tube specialists to find out how best to integrate shaped tubing into your project. We can give you information on the best profile, metal, finish and dimensions for your application.

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We can develop new sizes

Don't see a size you need? Just specify the size you require in your message.

We can develop new sizes

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We can develop new sizes

Don't see a size you need? Just specify the size you require in your message.

We can develop new sizes

Don't see a size you need? Just specify the size you require in your message.

We can develop new sizes

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We can develop new sizes

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