Universal Column

£59.34 inc VAT£49.45 ex VAT


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Please Note: We can only deliver universal columns to postcodes local to TQ4, including some EX and PL postcodes.

Our Cut To Size Universal Column is available in a range of useful sizes, weights and finishes for your next structural steel support project. Also known as an H-Section beam, the Universal Column’s vertical side resists twisting and the sheer force exerted upon it, while the flanges help the beam resist the load’s pressure, which would otherwise cause it to bend.

A versatile, affordable and essential structural steel component, they provide the maximum strength for volume, making them the best option for supporting a bending or shear load. They are suitable for residential structures and similar projects due to their reduced depth compared to universal beams. 

The height of a Universal Column is always the same as its width, making it more suited to being used vertically and supporting loads such as columns in multi-storey constructions. The parallel flange of the Universal Column does away with the need for tapered washers and makes it easier to connect than the flanges of Rolled Steel Joists (RSJ), which vary in thickness. 

Key features:

  • Available in self colour or red primer
  • Enter length requirements in our cut to size calculator for an instant price
  • Universal columns are available for local delivery only

The cross-sections are commonly specified with a code consisting of the dimension. The first dimension is always the depth, followed by the width and finally weight, in kilograms per meter. For example, 152x152x30, would be 152mm in height, 152mm in width and 30KG per meter of length.

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Edleigh ConstructionReviewed by Alex.edsw on 17 Feb 2024

Highly rate product

Delivery Rates & Policy

Please find our delivery rates below. The delivery price will be automatically calculated as you add items to your cart.

UK Mainland

Orders under £150 (ex VAT)£17.50
Orders Over £150 (ex VAT)FREE

Industrial Scotland

Orders under £150 (ex VAT)£17.50
Orders Over £150 (ex VAT)FREE

Scottish Highlands & Islands

All orders£41.50

Universal Beams & Channels and Parallel Flange Channel

We can only deliver Universal Beams, Universal Channels and Parallel Flange Channels to selected postcodes in the TQ, EX, PL and TR areas. A shipping charge of £17.50 applies to all orders in this category. Collect in person is also available for those who live locally.

What days will the courier delivery?
Our courier will deliver between Monday and Friday.

How quickly will my order arrive?
The majority of orders will arrive within a maximum of five working days. However, sometimes there may be a delay but we will phone you if this is going to be the case.

Can I collect my order in person?
Yes, during the checkout process you will be given the option of selecting 'collect in person' which will remove all delivery charges. 

Will I be able to track the status of my order?
Yes, you will be emailed the tracking number when your order is dispatched.

How will my order be delivered?
For deliveries local to us we use our own fleet of vehicles. For orders further afield we use a range of couriers, depending on the size of your order we select a courier to suit.

Will I need to sign for my order?
Yes, a signature is required upon delivery.

Special delivery instructions
If you have any special delivery instructions, please include these in the 'special delivery' section at the checkout.

Delivery Zones
As stated above the price of delivery varies depending on the postcode of the delivery address. In some rare cases concerning Scottish Highlands & Islands the stated delivery charge may not be enough to cover the shipping and we reserve the right to request this additional amount before shipment. Should you decide you do not wish to pay this additional cost we will refund the total cost of your order within 24hrs.

We are currently experiencing issues with deliveries in Wales, primarily to LL postcodes. Please contact us first if you wish to place an order for delivery to this area.

I have a query regarding delivery?
If you have any queries regarding delivery please ring our team on 01803 664020. We shall make every effort to contact you if we cannot deliver your order within the specified period and we will let you know of the expected time.