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adrianreeve 11th December 2009 08:43 PM

Why is Aluminium so expensive now I need some?!
Just been on Parker's website, and a sheet of 2mm 2.5 x 1.25m NS4 Ali to do the floor is 78 + VAT! Two 2.5m x 1.25m sheets of 1.2mm NS4 ali to do the rest of the panels is 95! That over 170 + vat just for the ali!

Anyone know somewhere cheaper in Kent / London?



thwang 11th December 2009 09:10 PM

thats not bad really if you ship around you might only save a few squids i got quoted 130 for a sheet of 8x4 3mm 5025 semi hard and that was cost price.

Talonmotorsport 11th December 2009 09:14 PM

That price is about right for ally sheet. Unless you buy alot of it week in week out thats what you'll end up paying. I buy mild steel tube ERW and CDS at a reduced rate because I'm an account holder and the supplier gets a regular order from me. You need to find a friendly sheet shop that you can bung 20 to the 'buyer' to add your order to theirs ;) :D

dogwood 11th December 2009 09:19 PM

May be worth a look.



gingea1pom 11th December 2009 11:16 PM


You are the man. This forum never ceases to amaze me:D

davidimurray 12th December 2009 12:56 AM

You could also try -


londonsean69 12th December 2009 01:23 AM


Originally Posted by davidimurray (Post 26818)

Glad I was sitting down when I looked at the price for a 2.5x1.25 sheet of 2mm 5 bar. Nearly double what I paid at parker's :eek:

(93 vs 51 both + VAT)

And that size of 1.2mm 1050 is 53 vs 32.

That's a mighty big difference.

The prices from Aluminium warehouse are a lot more manageable. Near as damn it the same as what I paid Parkers in September

georgenewman1 12th December 2009 04:39 AM

to be honest youd be better off gettin to know the laggers on sites around the country, the stuff they use is not the best for flooring but it sure does the job when it comes to panneling the sides and the interior. nuclear sites, petrochem refineries, normal power stations, all these have laggers, theres sure to e some private firms too which, in the same way as steel suppliers have skip loads of offcuts, have skip loads of ally, i managed to get 4 strips of 1.2mm x 3m x 1m and a sheet of 1.2 3m x 1.2m for free by just askin about what they had for scrap, its a long shot, but may well be worth it :) :) :)

flyerncle 12th December 2009 10:01 AM

Aalco quoted 26.00 8x4 1.2 half hard sheet.Dont know if they are nationwide.

flyerncle 12th December 2009 04:56 PM

Update on the above they are nationwide with 17 depot's and do all alloy products.

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