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    1st Choice Metals Company Profile

    1st Choice Metals offers excellent service and competitive prices on metals such as aluminium, stainless steel, brass and other non-ferrous metals, in a wide range of sizes and profiles with the bonus of a free cutting service. Engineering plastics are also supplied.

    Based in the Midlands, 1st Choice Metals is well positioned to offer speedy delivery to mainland UK, with orders received before noon mostly being cut and shipped the same day. The independent company takes pride in its flexibility and is happy to supply everything from small quantities required by model makers and DIY enthusiasts through to major orders for trade and industry. Discounts are available for trade accounts.

    Home delivery starts from £3.95 + VAT and there is free delivery on orders over £75 + VAT.

    Thousands of combinations of lengths and section types of aluminium, brass, stainless steel and acetal are available to buy through the website, with the cutting service meaning goods can be delivered to the exact length required. The company welcomes enquiries for any section types, sizes or materials such as copper and polycarbonate not listed on the website and can source most non-stock items within 24-48 hours.



    The majority of aluminium bars, rods and plates from 1st Choice Metals are supplied in Grade 6082T6, which offers good strength properties for the construction sector and excellent workability making it ideal for machining. Some of the lighter, thinner flat bars are produced in Grade 6063T6, which is softer so allows the bar to be bent easily for creating shapes or trims.

    Rolled products such as sheet and plate are either available from stock, or can be sourced in many grades including 1050, 3103, 5251, 5754, S1B, NS3, NS4 - normally in a half hard (H14) temper. The extrusions or sections are in alloys 6063, 6082, 2014, 7075, H30, H9 & H15.

    The wide choice of products includes:

    5 Bar Treadplate. Also known as Chequer Plate, this anti-slip plate is stocked in five thicknesses and supplied in grade 5754.

    Sheet and Plate. Grade 1050H14 sheet held in stock from 1mm thick through to 4mm thick. Grade 6082T6 plate stocked from 6mm thick up to 63.5mm thick. Other thicknesses and grades are available on request.

    Round Bars. Solid aluminium round bars in Grade 6082T6 available from stock in a wide selection of imperial size diameters with metric diameters on request.

    Flat Bars. Extruded aluminium flat bars and flat strips with perfectly square edges and corners, in a huge choice of sizes.

    Square Bars. Extruded aluminium square bars in general engineering Grade 6082T6 for turning and milling. The bars have a good surface finish and are available in numerous sizes.

    Round Tubes. These hollow extruded aluminium bars are seamless inside and out. Supplied in a wide choice of outside diameter sizes and wall thicknesses, in grades 6063T6 or 6082T6, both excellent for welding.

    Square Tubes and Rectangular Tubes. Also known as box section, this hollow tube has excellent corrosion resistance and is made from extruded aluminium for a seamless finish with square edges. A wide choice of external dimensions and wall thicknesses available from stock.

    Angles. L section equal angles or unequal angles available in numerous sizes.

    Channel. Also known as C section or U section and commonly used as edgings, 1st Choice Metals supplies aluminium channels in a wide choice of sizes.

    Wall Fixing Kits. For all thicknesses of aluminium sheet and for stainless steel sheet up to 1.5mm thick

    1st Choice Metals is happy to supply aluminium finished in a variety of ways such as anodised, polished or powder coated on request.

    Stainless Steel


    Cold rolled stainless steel sheet is supplied in Grade 304, also known as 18/8, a very useful general purpose grade with excellent anti-corrosive properties. It is offered in three finishes:

    • Brush Polished DP1. This has a dull polish on one side only and is available in thicknesses from 0.9mm to 2mm.
    • Bright Annealed BA. Heat treated to give a shiny, reflective surface on both sides, in thicknesses from 0.9mm to 1.5mm.
    • 2B Finished Sheet. A matt grey finish, in 2mm or 3mm thickness.

    Round Bar. These are available from stock in numerous diameters and lengths in a choice of grades 303 or 304. Grade 303 is classed as the free machining grade of stainless steel, whilst grade 304 is the best for welding.

    Square Bars and Flat Bars. Grade 304 stainless steel strips in a variety of widths and thicknesses. Mainly slit and edge rolled with some hot rolled.


    The brass stocked by 1st Choice Metals is grade CZ121 and is available in round bar and flat bar or square bar form in numerous sizes.


    The engineering plastic stocked by 1st Choice Metals is Acetal copolymer.

    • Bars are available in black or white.
    • End Caps are supplied in black plastic for many sizes of round and square/rectangular tubing.

    Other Products and Services

    Though its comprehensive supplier network, 1st Choice Metals can also supply many other items not currently listed on the website, including other grades of stainless steel and brass products, aluminium bronze, phosphor bronze, copper and various plastics such as polyethylene, polyurethane and polycarbonate.

    The company can also put customers in touch with partners that offer laser cutting, anodising, folding, drilling, fabricating, polishing and CNC machining.

    With its free cutting service setting the company apart from many competitors, 1st Choice Metals is proud of its helpful, flexible approach.


    Unit 2 Judge Court
    Berry Hill Industrial Estate
    WR9 9AB

    Tel: 01905 774 623

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