Structural steel is a material used in construction. It is formed with in specific shapes, sizes, compositions and strengths, all of which are regulated in Australia. All Metalcorp Steel products are manufactured in Australia to Australian quality standard.
Metalcorp Steel offers an extensive range of structural steels, Australia wide. With applications ranging from general engineering and fabrication purposes, through to the construction industry and beyond, our national network ensure that the best quality steel is always on hand for any needs your business requires.
Structural Steel Sections available comprise:
A universal beam has an ‘I’ cross section with its main application in the structural frames of sheds and large buildings. It is also used in applications where significant weight needs to be carried eg semi-trailer chassis or where large spans need to be achieved as in bridges.
Channels are often called ‘C’ or ‘PFC’ sections. As with beams, channels are mainly used in structural applications. Common uses are house floor joists, semi-trailer rails and industrial stair frames to name a few. Light Black channels include 150 PFC through to 250 PFC while heavy channels range from 300 PFC through to 380 PFC. Lengths may be supplied from 9 to 18 metres in increments of 1.5 metres. DuraGal® channels are available in lengths 9 m and 12 m only and in a limited range of sizes. DuraGal® channels have a radius corner similar to that of an RHS sections. The DuraGal® coating is an in-line galvanizing process and must not be confused with a hot dipped galvanized finish.
Universal Columns, as with Beams and Channels, are mainly used in structural applications. As with beams, the cross section of the product has an ‘I’ shape. Light universal columns range from 100 UC to 200 UC. Heavy universal columns range from 250 UC to 310 UC. Length range is available from 9 through to 18 metres in 1.5 increments however, 100 UC are only available in 9, 12 and 15 metre lengths.
ERW large diametre circular pipe is used in structural applications mainly for columns, bollards, and water reticulation for the fire industry. The size range is from 114mm OD to 610mm OD and is available in stock lengths of 12m.