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A Universal Column, also known as UCs, lintels, girders, rolled steel joints, RSJ’s, H beam, H sections, continental columns, and steels, is a single piece of steel used in construction and manufacturing.
Universal columns are mainly used for columns, however, their small depth compared to universal beams make them ideal load bearing members when height is limited.
A Universal column is structured to hold loads along its vertical axis and resist twisting.
Our wide selection of steel beams for sale are S355 grade which describes hot-rolled structural steel with 355N/mm^2 minimum yield strength (BSEN 10025-2: 2004). Also known as BS 50B. Suitable for projects required to meet EXC2 of EN 1090.
Unlike universal beams, universal columns have an equal height and width measurement. Our Universal columns are part of our steel structural sections range.
So that you comply with building regulations, you will need a structural engineer to calculate the loading and supply you with loading certificate and the necessary dimensions. Unfortunately, our team are unable to advise you on the size you require for your project.
We offer a large range of RSJ Universal Columns that come in different sizes and weights per meter, all from stock that can be delivered across the UK.
You can get your RSJ prices by selecting the size that you need for your project and then either selecting a full beam or entering the length you require.
If you don’t see a size that you are looking for, please get in touch. We only show the most common steel beam sizes on our website and stock a wider range of sizes within our UK depot network.
You can purchase Universal Columns / H Beams in standard lengths of 6m, 12.5m, or 14m, or we can cut them to any size you require. If you need painted steel beams, please select that option when ordering. If you have any other requirements, like drilling, just ask the team for an updated price, lead time and availability.
RSJ Universal Columns / H beams are heavy, and are not the easiest items to ship. Most of our orders are delivered via our UK wide network of depots on flat bed lorries. They can also be collected free from your nearest depot.
Please note that if your order is over 100Kg in weight, you will need either a mechanical lift or forklift to offload them. Most orders under this weight requirement can be offloaded by hand.
Our delivery drivers are not allowed to help with offloading, so you will need to ensure you have sufficient manpower available.
For large steel orders, or for customers that don’t have the facility to offload themselves, we can provide a quote for a Hiab lorry that will have a mechanical lift to aid in offloading.
If you are unsure, please get in touch and we can go through your options.
Our team at Steel Products Direct ensures you receive the correct and highest quality products. We strive to deliver them quickly to you.
If you need further information or have specific requirements or more questions, then please do contact us. We have a team ready to help with any structural steel needs. Call us for RSJ beams or any other requirements you have.