Mild Steel Channels

Our parallel flange channels can also be known as U channel, C channel, C section or PFC. Our PFC’s are measured by width (mm) x depth (mm) x weight (kg). These sections are manufactured from S275JR grade steel and have excellent machinability and weldability. Our mild steel channel is widely used in civil engineering and construction. For home builders it is used to support floor joists and to weight bear above window and door gaps where the structural loads does not require an I beam. 

If your uncertain about the loading requirements and whether you need a universal beam or a channel, you will need to get in touch with a structural engineer. Unfortunately, our team are unable to advise you on this.

The parallel flange channel, the flange thickness stays consistent right through from the web of the channel to the end of the flange. This differs from the tapered channel which the thickness is reduced along the flange.

Improvements were made of the taper flange channel by reducing the linear mass. Even though both are still widely available, the PFC was designed as a replacement to the tapered flange channel.

The parallel flange channels hold a few advantages over the tapered flange channels, including the fact that normal washers can be used, connection is easier, increased load- carrying capacity etc.

We also have tapered flange channels or C section.

C sections are measured by width (mm) x depth (mm) x weight (kg) These sections are manufactured from S275JR grade steel and have excellent machinability and weldability. Our mild steel channel is widely used in civil engineering and construction. For home builders it is used to support floor joists and to weight bear above window and door gaps where the structural loads does not require an I beam. 

With this channel the flange reduces its thickness closer to the end of the flange. The flange tapers off, hence the name tapered flange channel.

This channel is different to the Parallel Flange channel which maintains the same thickness along the whole flange.

At SPD your channel can be cut to any length.

If you dont see the size you require please use our contact us form or speak to the Live Chat team as we can source other sizes and finished such as painted.