Aluminium Herzim Rail

Aluminium Herzim Rails are a decorative product that are most commonly used as trims on caravans, motorhomes, catering units, mobile bars, boats and other vehicle bodies.  These trims are highly polished and are available with a choice of coloured infill strip – Black, White, Silver, Blue, Green & Red.


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Usually the Herzim Sections are used to cover the horizontal joins between the metal panels that form the vehicle or trailers body. The section can be screwed down to give a good mechanical fix, and then the PVC insert strip is then fitted which covers the unsightly screw heads, leaving a polished and professional look.

Whilst on the subject of polishing, it is worth noting that our Aluminium Herzim section is highly polished on all visible faces, giving a superior finish to your project.

Another great feature of this Aluminium trim is that it is very malleable, allowing it to be easily formed and shaped by hand around the corners and contours of the vehicles body.

Being manufactured from Aluminium it goes without saying that even when used on the body of a caravan or motorhome it will not rust and will look good for many, many years.  This section is equally at home on interior installations and can often be seen around widow frames and also used as various other decorative trims inside boats and classic bus and coach restorations.

When inserted, the PVC  infill strip stands slightly proud of the shoulders of the Aluminium Rail Section making it ideal as a light weight rub rail.  This helps to protect the polished surface of the aluminium and the body panels beneath from scratches and scrapes that occur from every day use.

All of our Herzim trims come complete with the PVC Infill Strip supplied at no extra cost. The PVC Infill Strip is available in a choice of colours – Black, White  Red, Green, Blue and Silver.

Herzim rail

Aluminium Herzim rails are a decorative product that’s commonly used as trims on vehicle bodies. They are highly polished and come in a range of different colours. They get their name from the original manufacturer but are now manufactured by metal specialists worldwide. 1st Choice Metals produce high-quality herzim rails for a variety of different applications

What is a herzim trim and how is it used?

A herzim trim or rail adds the finishing touch to a range of different vehicle bodies. They are highly polished and are available with a choice of colour infill strips to match the vehicle’s decor. Herzim rails are commonly used on caravans and motorhomes which come with herzim trims fitted from the factory.

Over time, vehicle use, sunlight and dampness can all impact the look and the effectiveness of the trim. Replacement herzim rails or trims are a great option and have an impressive visual impact. They make your caravan or motor home look the part.

As well as their use in caravans and motorhomes they also have a range of practical applications in other vehicles. They’re an unsung but essential part of mobile catering units and bars. You’ll also find them on boats and mobile display units.

Strong and malleable

Herzim rail and trims are required to do an essential job. They need to be both strong yet malleable and able to easily curve around shapes. We stock grade 6063 T6 for herzim rails. Grade 6063 is one of the most versatile of the heat treatable aluminium alloys. It has a good surface finish, corrosion-resistant, suited to welding, has good formability and is easily anodised.

Grade 6063 T6 is used in a wide range of applications that require good corrosion resistance, such as vehicle bodies and pipelines. It is also used extensively in architectural applications, extrusions, window frames, doors, shop fittings and irrigation tubing.

Caravanning heritage

Herzim rails get their name from the original manufacturer of the product back in the early days of mass caravanning. Herzim rails were fitted throughout caravans for function, safety and aesthetic reasons. They were commonly used on desks, work surfaces and cupboards. Herzim is no longer in business, but they live on in herzim rails and trims which now have a much wider application than just caravans.

Aluminium Herzim Rails from 1st Choice Metals

1st Choice Metals supplies high-quality, precision manufactured aluminium herzim rails for a wide range of different applications. Our trims are highly polished and are available with a choice of coloured infill strips to either match or contrast the vehicle body – Black, White, Silver, Blue, Green & Red.

If you’re looking for an aluminium herzim rail for your caravan, motorhome, catering unit, mobile bar, boat or other vehicle body, look no further than 1st Choice Metals.