downgrade and second-hand steel sales.
Steel is one of the most important materials for many industries and businesses especially for those involved in building and construction. Our downgrade steel yard is comprehensive and the stock is always changing as we purchase materials from the public and source it from steel suppliers.
When first grade steel is too expensive to justify the job, downgrade steel might be the perfect solution. Seomtimes it is as structurally strong as first grade steel, with the benfit of saving 50% or more off the price.
Downgrade steel is essentially new steel with some minor imperfections. These imperfections can be bad paint finish, insufficient galvanising, off standard wall thickness, weld faults or non standard lengths.
We have great savings arriving weekly and if we can save you money on your next steel project, we are here to help.
What is downgrade steel?
Downgrade steel is a term used for selling steel that does not meet compliance, government standards or normal sizes. Much like retail uses “seconds” for second rate stock. Other reasons for the downgrade may be due to weathering, dents or simply unconventional wall thicknesses. It may be nearly perfect in quality, but it is classified as downgrade with no warranty and no promise of compliance.
Why buy downgraded steel?
Downgrade steel is heavily discounted and although it may suit your purpose, just like first-class materials, it is sold well under first-class steel prices. Not to be used for projects that need to meet structural compliance and standards. It is ideal for all non-structural applications. Vegetable gardens, edging, paths, decorative and other similar non-structural projects are perfect for downgrade steel. Using the downgrade steel can save you a lot of money.
Are there any problems with downgrade steel?
Not for specific purposes. Obviously you cannot use some downgraded steel for work that needs to meet engineering standards and compliance. Stock and quality may also present limitations to large projects. Sometimes the downgraded materials may be bent, uneven, weathered or rusted and the condition needs to be considered for the job. That said, these deforemations may be an advantage and used as a decoratiov and unusual feature. For the right job, downgraded steel presents a low-cost alternative with unusual visual advantages.
How much can I save using downgrade steel?
This will depend on whether it is downgraded from a supplier or second hand from our scrapyard purchases. When we purchase downgraded stell stcok from a supplier, the discount will be based on condition and damage. In some instances, you may be able to complete your project for 25% of the full price alternative.
What downgrade steel do you have in stock?
This is where it gets tricky. Because the stock changes continuously and we never know what we will find from one day to the next, we cannot publish our stock online. You bets option is to visit our local yard and sinpect our stock. For larger amounts intended for contruction projects, email or call our team with yoru requirements and we will be happy to help.