Used by structural steel fabricators to build a number of different products and provide reinforcement, merchant bars boast a variety of functionalities. They also come in a number of varieties such as flats, squares, smooth, angle iron and hollow section. Because of their versatility, they can be applied to all types of projects for welding, punching, bending and forming structures such as floors and roofing, walkways, joists and railings. Larger sizes are also used as steel beams in structural engineering.
Flat bars are flat steel sections used by fabricators in a plethora of applications, including mining and construction infrastructure.
Primarily used in the construction of balustrades, ornamental designs, door frames and architectural design, square bars refer to solid square steel sections which start from 10mm upwards.
Angle iron or ‘angled bar’ as they are commonly called, are right angle bars which can be equal or unequal. Unequal sections usually have a different-sized axis, however, which makes them L-shaped. These angle irons are up to 20% stronger and more durable, as they have a higher strength to weight ratios.
More commonly known as structural tubing or tube steel, this type of steel is hollow on the inside.
Specifically designed to offer load-bearing support, H-beams have a H-shaped cross section. These are often used as roof beams, or to provide structural support in industrial metal/steel fabrications.