Sheet 1mm - 4mm Thick

Aluminium sheet folding service available – contact us for a quote!

Aluminium Sheet & Plate

As well as Aluminium sections, 1st Choice Metals are also an Aluminium sheet supplier and Aluminium plate supplier. From stock we supply Aluminium Plain Sheet and Aluminium Plate from 1mm thick through to 2.1/2” (63.5mm) thick. Should your application require thicker plate, a grade or specification not currently listed on this website (i.e 5251, 5082, 2014 or 7075), or a sheet / block of plate that is larger than is currently offered then please contact us and we will respond to you quickly with a quotation.

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Free Cutting Service

1 x Free Cut - per line item purchased - receive the item at the exact length required for the job

Folding Service

We are able to offer our Aluminium Sheets & Chequer Plates and Stainless Steel Sheets folded to the customers specifications

Aluminium Sheets – Supplied in Grade 1050H14

  • 1mm thick
  • 1.2mm thick
  • 1.5mm thick
  • 2mm thick
  • 3mm thick
  • 4mm thick

These are Cold Rolled products.  A cast slab of Aluminium, usually around 600mm thick is heated up to around 500 degrees. Now very soft, the ingot is repeatedly rolled down until it reaches approx. 6mm thick. At this point the sheet is then coiled and allowed to cool. The coil is then annealed, cooled again and is then cold rolled down to its finished thickness. Finally, the metal goes through a flattening process and is cut to the required length of Aluminium sheet.

The cold rolling process gives the surface of the Sheet Aluminium a lovely smooth and shiny finish, with a very slight visible grain. This excellent finish means that Aluminium Sheets are ideal for use as reflectors in lighting applications.  A thin, easily removable PVC coating is then applied to the one face of the sheet. This protects the sheet from scratching during the cutting, transport and any fabrication processes.

As standard all of our 1mm, 1.2mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm & 4mm thick Aluminium Sheeting is supplied in grade 1050H14, which is an excellent general purpose grade. It has excellent formability, and is also perfect for Mig & Tig welding, soldering and brazing. It is excellent for forming and moulding and is commonly used as aluminium panels for classic cars, kit cars & sports cars.

Grade 1050H14 Aluminum Sheet metal contains a minimum of 99.5% pure Aluminium. It is work hardened during the rolling process and is classed as half hard, making it a medium strength alloy. The other benefits of grade 1050H14 Aluminium Sheets are that they have excellent corrosion resistance – making them suitable for outdoor use, they are suitable for anodising or powder coating, and of course they are lightweight – just one third of the weight of steel. Owing to the above features, Grade 1050H14 aluminium sheets are often used in the manufacture of signs and curtain walling for use on shopfronts and the highways. You will also regularly see these aluminium sheets on vehicle bodies such as Luton boxes, horse boxes, trailers and also as replacement panels on coaches & buses.

Over the last 10 years we have discovered that artists love to paint on metals sheets and we are regularly asked to supply various artists with Aluminium Sheets cut to size into panels, which are used as an alternative to traditional canvas.

The jewellery industry is another where Aluminium Sheet and Aluminium Tubes are currently very popular. Some are manufacturing items such as rings directly from the aluminium that we supply, whilst others are buying Aluminium Sheets to be used as metal stamping blanks. Aluminium sheet really is great for making items such as keyrings, charms and tags as it is very easy to cut, shape and stamp onto.