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Where to get Corten in the UK

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Where to get Corten in the UK

Post by davek0974 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:25 am

Does anyone know a good supplier for corten or equivalent in the UK - prices seem to have rocketed to the extent I can't afford to offer it anymore.

3mm sheet is what i'm after.

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Re: Where to get Corten in the UK

Post by davek0974 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:27 am

No one using Corten in the UK?

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Re: Where to get Corten in the UK

Post by davek0974 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:06 am

Just for reference, I'm looking at 3mm sheet sheared to 833x1250 and getting prices of around £210 per piece! so £630 a sheet, inc VAT and delivery!

At that price it could not make saleable products IMHO, last time i bought it was maybe 5 years back and prices were £75-£80 per piece so thats about a 300% increase!

This is from major dealers not online shops.

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Re: Where to get Corten in the UK

Post by Stout » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:58 pm

In the Americas there is only one distributer if I remember correctly. Contact them and see if anyone is available in the UK.
http://www.corten.com/
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Re: Where to get Corten in the UK

Post by davek0974 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:21 am

Thanks Stout, that was where i got most of my contact numbers from! It seems to be worth as much as gold in the UK at present, no idea why.

I'll have to drop the lines i offer in the stuff as nobody will pay that sort of price just for rusty metal :(

Ah well, good while it lasted.

BTW, its ugly to plasma cut too, lots of dross on both sides, very 'gummy' when cut, nothing like mild steel.

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Re: Where to get Corten in the UK

Post by AndrewMawson » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:03 am

There's three massive sheets of the stuff in a square in the city, propped up as 'art' - yellow hi viz jackets and a big hi-ab and who's going to ask :)


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Re: Where to get Corten in the UK

Post by davek0974 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:39 am

Nice, gonna need a bigger table i think ;)

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Re: Where to get Corten in the UK

Post by Stout » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:28 pm

FYI. Shipping containers are made from Corten steel. If you can find a damaged one for cheap, it may meet your needs.
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Re: Where to get Corten in the UK

Post by Euclid933 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:19 am

I bought a 2x1 x 6mm 18 months ago. It was about £230 + Vat
I sourced it from Michael Barugh's in Hull. Kass / Barrett steel can also supply, but not at the particular size I wanted. British steel outlets may also be worth a try.

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