Metal Blog

Get the low-down on all things metal. From choosing the right metal grade to the differences between metal types, our blog has you covered.

ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Accreditation Awarded Metal Supermarkets UK Limited

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, has once again been awarded ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 accreditation by the IQS UK Standards Audits Division for continued exceptional performance in the areas of Quality Management Systems and Environmental Management systems.

What is Galvalume?

Protecting steel from oxidation is a must for many projects.

Additional Box and Pan Folding Services

Metal Supermarkets Now Offers Greater Folding Capabilities at Select Stores To help you get the metal you need, our Metal Supermarkets stores in Govan, Leeds and Southampton now have expanded folding services with new Box and Pan Folders.

What is Diamond Plate?

Diamond plate is a metal plate product that has a raised diamond-like pattern on the surface.

Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?

If you ask someone “is stainless steel magnetic?” you will likely get a variety of responses.

What Is Tempering?

Tempering is a heat treatment process that alters the mechanical properties (typically ductility and hardness) and relieves internal stresses of a steel.

What Is Annealing?

While the chemical composition of a metal determines much of the mechanical properties, many metals can have their mechanical properties altered through heat treatment.

What Is White Rust?

Galvanising is a coating process that protects an underlying steel from rust using a protective layer of zinc.