What is Aluminium Sheeting?

So you’re keen to find out more about aluminium and its uses? We supply a range of aluminium products in 1050 grade including aluminium sheet metal that has many benefits and we hope that our expert knowledge on this material will answer your questions.

Aluminium 5mm Thick Sheet Metal Panels

What Are The Benefits Of Aluminium? 

Aluminium metal have many benefits that make it a versatile metal. Here are the many advantages of aluminium:

  • Strong
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof and weatherproof
  • Flexible
  • Recyclable
  • Resistant to corrosion
  • Reflective
  • Heat resistant/conductive
  • Chemical resistant
  • Odourless

Cons Of Aluminium

Despite the fact that aluminium has many benefits, there are also a few disadvantages of aluminium such as:

  • Non-magnetic
  • More expensive than steel
  • Harder to be welded
  • Easier to dent or scratch

What Can Aluminium Be Used For? 

There are many uses for aluminium from DIY projects to industrial scale projects. Here are some uses of aluminium in everyday activity: transport parts and exterior, building and construction, heating and electrical appliances, household appliances, consumer products, food containers, window and door frames, baking foil, indoor and outdoor decorative ornaments and much more.

Uses For Aluminium Sheeting

Aluminium 1050 grade sheet plates is an aluminium product we sell and have expert knowledge on. In terms of its uses, aluminium sheeting is great for using for indoor or outdoor building projects, roofing panels, signage, floor and wall protection, shelving, storage cabinets and much more.

Aluminium Checker Sheeting

Another form of aluminium we specialise in is aluminium checker sheets, also known as aluminium chequer. This is essentially 1050 grade aluminium sheets with a distinctive 5 Bar raised tread that allows a non-slip surface.

Aluminium checker can be used in a variety of ways as it has lots of advantages for example it can bring safety and protection to any workplace or an interesting look to a room with its attractive appearance. Some uses of aluminium checker are:

  • Wall and floor cladding
  • Stairways
  • Decorative use
  • Industrial buildings
  • Transport interior and flooring
2mm Aluminium Chequer 5Bar Sheet Metal Plate Hand Image

Benefits Of Aluminium Checker

  • Easy to clean
  • Attractive appearance
  • Reflective surface
  • Adds an extra layer of safety
  • Great welding abilities
  • Good grip surface

Aluminium Perforated Sheet Panels

Furthermore, perforated sheet metal is also another form of aluminium that we offer.

Perforated aluminium plate is 1050 grade aluminium metal sheet that has had holes punched out by an industrial machine. These punctured holes can come in range of different shapes and sizes. We offer perforated mesh holes in round and square holes in aluminium although we also supply hexagon shape perforated mesh but in different metals.

Additionally, aluminium perforated mesh also has lots of uses that are beneficial to many industries and even DIY projects. Because of the punched holes, this feature makes perforated mesh great for using in a range of applications.

Aluminium 8mm Round Hole Perforated Mesh x 10mm Pitch x 1.5mm Thick Image

Uses For Aluminium Perforated Mesh

  • Air vents
  • Sun protection
  • Ballustrading
  • Architecture
  • Guards, grills and screens
  • Framework
  • Indoor and outdoor structures
  • Noise control
  • Rodent proofing
  • Sheds and roofing


Perforated mesh made from aluminium also brings many benefits to any project as it has a lot of features. Some features are:

Wind resistance – because of the holes in the perforated mesh, this allows air to pass through however this also causes wind resistance as the air flow is mostly limited.

Great ventilation – as perforated mesh allows air to pass through, this also means that it supports a great ventilation system and are commonly used as grills on vehicles or on the exterior of buildings.

Strong structure – aluminium is a strong, durable metal. It also has many assets such as it’s resistant to corrosion, heat and chemicals and it’s weatherproof. This means it’s suitable for outdoor projects and it will last a long time even in extreme environments.

Noise reduction – perforated mesh has great sound insulation, you can easily install it on a wall or a ceiling to reduce sound from coming through. Like aluminium chequer, it’s also great for wall cladding.

Attractive appearance – there are many types of perforated mesh all with a different appearance. It’s often used as interior and exterior architecture as it can have an appealing look.

Cutting Process

All of our aluminium sheeting plates, including aluminium chequer and perforated, come in 500mm x 1000mm size panels. We then guillotine them down to smaller size sheets to suit all requirements.

We cut down our sheet metal using our ultra-powerful industrial guillotine and then we de-burr the edges where possible.

The large panels are sent on pallets before slitting them down to 500mm x 1000mm or smaller on our industrial guillotine.

Our cutting service protocols are to be rapid, fuss-free and to accommodate to any request no matter how big or small.

Our industrial machine allows us to cut aluminium sheeting down to any size you require and we have no minimum order requirement so if you are looking to buy metal in small amounts then we are the place for you.

1050 Grade Aluminium Sheeting

1050 is the grade of aluminium that we supply, there are many other grades of aluminium however we only stock 1050 grade we believe it’s the most beneficial, high quality and versatile form of aluminium to use. Some features of 1050 grade aluminium are:

  • Great welding abilities
  • Easy to work with
  • Corrosion, heat and chemical resistance
  • Reflective surface
  • Non-magnetic
  • Lightweight
  • Recyclable

1050 grade aluminium also comes with one side of the sheet with a protective coating which helps prevent oxidisation and protects it from marking when scratched.

As always, thank you for checking out our blog. We hope that this helps you with your project. 

Please also check out the other articles in our helpful guide series. We have written about aluminium sheeting and checker plate recently to name but two of our articles.

We are also proud to sell this product on our highly popular eBay store, check us out there too.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us.

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