5 Key Things to Look for When Choosing a Metal Supplier

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When working on large-scale projects, deadlines are tight, and one thing going wrong can have an enormous impact on the rest of the project. That’s why choosing the right metal supplier is pivotal for the success of your project.

But with so many metal suppliers available, how do you know which one will be reliable and work well with you?

At MG Metals, one of the leading suppliers of metal in the UK, we wanted to share five key things that you should look out for when choosing a supplier of metal.

1. Wide Variety Of Design And Cutting Services

It’s one thing to be able to get the metal you need, but can you get it in the format you need it? When looking for a metal supplier, you should ask if they can create and customise different metal product designs, such as metal templates.

Part of this will be collaborating with you to develop your unique designs and offering consultations throughout the process.

On top of this, the supplier should also be equipped with cutting facilities and technology that will allow precise cutting of the various metals available. This will allow specified dimensions and intricate patterns to be followed without a problem, making your metal purchasing stress-free.

Techniques can often include laser cutting, water jetting or plasma cutting. When looking for a new metal supplier, you can always ask which technique they use and how accurate they can be with it, as this will allow you to gauge the range of cutting services available.

MG Metals uses a variety of design and cutting techniques which enable customisable products.

Our Guillotine Cutting Service cuts sheets to the customer’s required shape and size with straight and clean cuts, leaving little to no waste behind. We also offer a straight and mitred extrusion cutting for a clean finish on any extrusions of a custom size.

Bar Billeting and Sawn Aluminium Plates are also available for precise customisable designs for your project.

We’re always happy to discuss your project to work out the best cutting and design service, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling our team on 01794 521070.

2. Range Of Metals Available

You don’t want to have to go to different metal suppliers for the various metals you are working with. Instead, you want to choose a metal supplier that has a wide range of metals available, so you can always turn to them.

Additionally, you want to be able to buy the metals in various shapes and sizes, for example, sheet metal, bars, or angles. The range of choices gives you flexibility and keeps it all under one roof, making the ordering process simple.

We’re proud to offer a range that covers all your needs, from aluminium sheets, bars, plates, sections and angles to mild steel, stainless steel, Brass, Copper and Bronze.

3. Fully Accredited

As with any service, you want to know the people you are buying from are accredited. These accreditations serve as a trust point, showing that influencers within the industry trust the metal supplier.

We’re part of the ALFED Aluminium Federation and JOSCAR registered, as well as being BSI Accredited. These all mean that our metals and services are of high quality and meet their universal standards.

4. Fast Delivery

Delivery time will make or break your project. Whether you’re a pinpoint planner or not, you’ll want to be confident your materials will arrive on time. You don’t want them too early because then they take up space on your site, but you also don’t want to wait around for them and delay progress.

MG Metals understands the importance of timely delivery, which is why we’ll typically deliver within two days. Our team work hard to ensure a quick turnaround from the time of ordering and drop off to your site so that you can continue with your project without delay.

5. Competitive Pricing

Metal is an instrumental material in construction, which is why pricing should be a major consideration when choosing a metal supplier. You don’t want to be paying more than you need for your products, especially if you’re bulk buying.

Be confident that you are getting the best prices for your purchases when using MG Metals. We keep an eye on market prices and ensure that we maintain a fair price for our products and services.

Choose MG Metals as Your Go-To Metal Supplier

Rely on us to be your metal supplier for your next project. With our wide range of metals and state-of-the-art equipment, we can supply metal products that meet your exact requirements.

Plus, we go the extra step and can finish your metal to enhance your profiles and meet any needs of the project.

Speak to a member of our expert team to learn more about using us as your metal suppliers. Call us on 01794 521070 or get a quote online for what you’re looking for!