Standard Plate Sizes
As steel makes up about 80% of the cost of a welded beam designing the beam to best suit the source material is important for a cost effective design.
Our primary plate supplier is NZ Steel. Being a local supplier they offer us the best lead times and cost structures but being a smaller producer they have a limited size range. Broadly they manufacture plate up to 1540mm wide, 50mm thick and around 12m long.
For material outside this we either source from local merchants or from BlueScope Australia.
We hold around 800 tonnes of plate in stock. This chart shows our typical stock policy (of course what we have at any time will vary so please contact us).