What is aluminium?

Aluminium (Al) was originally discovered by German chemist Friedrich Wöhler in 1827 but its extraction process undertook various developments to become the popular product we see everywhere in modern life. Thanks to its durable and corrosion-resistant properties, aluminium products are often used in aerospace, car manufacturing, windows, packaging and even set building. As a highly recyclable metal, it is often considered the green choice in many applications, reducing the carbon footprint of many companies which is why aluminium is viewed as such an important material. Learn more about the importance of aluminium fabrication here.


Why choose LA Metals?

At LA Metals, we are extremely proud of our high-quality products and reputation as the UK’s leading aluminium supplier. We have over 35 years of experience in the industry, and we draw on this knowledge to assist our customers in finding the ideal extrusion for their purpose and offer professional advice on all things from installation to maintenance and beyond.

Furthermore, we also offer the following:

Bespoke profiles

We are confident our huge range of aluminium products covers the needs of most but of course, from time to time we are thrown a curve ball. Not to worry, we can source unique specifications and create bespoke profile extrusions that really knock it out of the park.

Personal ordering

Since the prices of aluminium vary due to the fluctuating LME and exchange rates, it is not possible to order products online and maintain listed prices. Therefore, we offer our personal ordering service to help our customers get the perfect aluminium product at the best price. Call us on 0121 553 6846 to find out more.

Expert support

Our expert team are as knowledgeable as they are helpful and are always available to assist customers with the best course of action for their projects. With over a century of combined experience, there is very little we don’t know about aluminium profiles and extrusions, so we are confident we can direct you to the ideal product and answer any questions you may have.

Vast range of colours and finishes

As the UK’s leading aluminium suppliers, we offer a superb wide range of products including aluminium tubes, aluminium angles, aluminium bars, box sections, tee sections, mouldings, I beams, top hats and many more. We also offer our aluminium products in finishes including polishing, powder coating and anodising to ensure your project is not only of a high standard but looks great too.

Established in 1987, LA Metals have one of the most extensive aluminium ranges across the UK.

L.A. Metals has over 35 years of industry knowledge and an incredibly skilled team of aluminium experts. Our knowledge has cemented us as Birmingham and the Midlands’ trusted aluminium stockist of both standard Aluminium profiles and bespoke extrusions.

Our products are made using the best quality materials to the highest standards. Should you need any assistance with choosing the right product, our knowledgeable staff can support you in finding the perfect standard aluminium profile, or designing a bespoke profile to suit your needs.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team are committed to delivering exceptional service, competitive pricing and an unrivalled selection of aluminium products and services. Our aim is to deliver excellence in aluminium. But please call our sales team and you can be the judge.

General information on aluminium sections

Aluminium is always in huge demand due to its superb properties and versatility. Some of the most common aluminium profiles can be seen all around us, every day.

Here are three of the most popular: