steel products available in south africa
The documents below contain information about the steel products made in South Africa and readily available on the local market. To find the suppliers of these products, prices, commercial arrangements and information about qualities, see 'procuring products and services' on this website.
Notes on steel qualities
Note that structural profiles are generally available in Grade S355JR to EN 10025-2. An exception to this rule relates to small equal-leg angles: those with a leg length of up to 50 mm are made of commercial quality steel, while those from 60 to 90 mm are generally made in commercial quality but can be specified to be Grade S355JR. Angles with a leg length of 100 mm and up are made of Grade S355JR steel. Furthermore, flat bars up to 90 mm wide are made of commercial quality steel, the bigger ones of Grade S355JR.
Open cold formed sections are generally made of commercial quality steel, unless special arrangements are made with the manufacturer, or a specific product is advertised as meeting a specific standard.
Smaller hollow sections are generally made of commercial quality steel, while the bigger ones are made of Grade S355. Click on the tab for hollow sections below to see which sections are made of the various qualities of steel.