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Specialist Structural Steel Stockholders

Company Profile

The Alternative Steel Company is a trusted supplier of circular, square and rectangular hollow sections to the UK.

Founded in 1994, The Alternative Steel Company has rapidly become one of the foremost names in the UK structural steel stockholders’ market.

We believe in adding lasting and significant value to our relationships with both our customers and our suppliers.

Drawing from around 5,000 tonnes of physical structural steel stock and with quality mill support, customers enjoy an unrivalled range of circular, square and rectangular hollow steel sections and associated services. Ongoing capital investment in processing equipment ensures that we can provide fast and cost-effective solutions to most structural cutting requirements.

We own and operate our own transport fleet, and supply fully certified steels at the most competitive prices around to most of the UK within 48 hours from receipt of customer instructions.

Our supplier relationships allow an unparalleled service for bespoke customer orders for either special lengths and sizes, or for specialist jobs.

The Alternative Steel Company is also a member of Amari Metals Engineering Group (AMEG). AMEG is a consortium of market-leading companies that specialise in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and supply of precision components, fittings, forms, hollow and solid sections, materials. To find out more, please visit the AMEG website.

Stock Range

The Alternative Steel Company prides itself on its large and comprehensive stock range, including sizes and lengths carried nowhere else in the UK. We also carry specialist sizes and lengths for bespoke contracts.

Steel hollow sections have many diverse applications, and The Alternative Steel Company’s stock range caters for the majority of structural uses.

Whether you require smaller sections for handrailing and balustrading, or larger diameter tubes for portal stanchions, we are confident that we will be able to supply the correct product for your application/s.

We carry a range of lengths in both cold formed and hot formed sections as standard. All cold formed sections are from quality assured British or Western European mills and have full material certification to the advised grade.


The Alternative Steel Company offers a variety of precision cutting, shotblasting and primer painting and laser profiling services. We also offer a kitting service for customers that require regular cut orders. Find out more about our extensive processing facilities.

We increased our sawing capacity five-fold in 2022, reducing our lead time from seven-to-ten-days to a maximum of two days. On many occasions, we can cut for next day delivery.