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Old 11th December 2009, 08:43 PM
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Default 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?

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Old 11th December 2009, 09:10 PM
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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.
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Old 11th December 2009, 09:14 PM
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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
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Old 11th December 2009, 09:19 PM
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May be worth a look.

http://www.aluminiumwarehouse.co.uk/index.html




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Old 11th December 2009, 11:16 PM
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Old 12th December 2009, 01:23 AM
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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

(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
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