The Role of Metal in Modern Architecture: Form and Function

metal in modern architecture

The role played by metal in the built environment stands out among the many enduring and transformative materials. Incorporating metal into modern architecture is not just about aesthetics; it showcases how form and function can work together to create structures that are both aesthetically appealing and structurally sound. The versatility of metal has made it […]

A Guide to Sheet Metal Plating: Enhancing Appearance and Resistance

sheet metal plating

Sheet metal plating is a process that has been practiced for centuries, and its advantages have only become more apparent with the development of modern technology. This method is used to coat pieces of sheet metal with another metal, enhancing not only their aesthetic appeal but also their durability and resistance. Whether you’re a hobbyist, […]

Cutting Metal Sheet with a Guillotine

cutting metal sheet by guillotine

Cutting metal sheets is a foundational process in the metalworking industry. From the automotive sector to construction, metal sheets serve various purposes and have to be shaped and sized accordingly. One of the most widely used tools for this purpose is the guillotine. Let’s dive deep into understanding this powerful machine and the art of […]

Step-by-Step Guide to Painting Galvanised Sheet Metal

Painting Galvanised Steel Metal Sheet

Painting Galvanised Steel Sheet Metal For DIY and professional projects, galvanised sheet metal is a popular choice due to its corrosion resistance, durability, and strength. But what about when you want to add a splash of color or a protective coating? Can you paint it just like any other surface? The answer is yes, but […]

Bending Copper Sheets: How to Make It a DIY Project

Bending Copper Sheet

Bending Copper Sheet Crafting and DIY projects can be both a creative outlet and a practical skillset, allowing us to customise our surroundings while also learning useful techniques. One such technique that’s gaining popularity is bending copper sheets. If you’re looking to create unique decorative pieces, custom jewelry or functional home improvements, this skill can […]

Bending Sheet Metal: A Helpful Guide

Okay, so we have a lot of metal products to choose from in stock. We are constantly being asked to give advice about applications, lifespans etc. We are always happy to help in any way that we can so please contact us if you do require any guidance at all. To help assist our customers, […]

Stainless Steel Sheet Metal: A Helpful Guide

Stainless Steel Sheet Metal Panels 304 and 430 Grade

At Speciality Metals, we have a lot of products to choose from. There are so many questions about applications, lifespans, etc that need to be asked and answered that we have set up a twice weekly series of guides. Hopefully this will give you an idea of what’s possible and what’s needed for every requirement. […]


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