A guide to hot and cold rolled steel strip

Steel Strip Resources


The small order spring steel Specialists

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Steel is an indispensable part of our everyday lives. No other material offers the combination of strength, formability and versatility.

From cars, to refrigerators, bridges and buildings to drink cans and cooking utensils, steel has become a vital part of our modern world.

Steel is an alloy consisting mainly of iron and carbon, and can be broadly  split in to the categories of mild steel, medium and high carbon, alloy steels, stainless and increasingly in recent years, high strength low alloy.

The two main raw steel product groups are flats, which include strip and plate, as found in car body panels and refrigerator bodies, and long products as found in reinforced concrete buildings, wire and railtracks.

Steel Strip Resources the most complete guide to hot rolled steel strip and cold rolled steel strip on the internet.

Welcome to the web guide to sites relating to hot and cold rolled steel strip. Since our launch at the end of 1999 this site has grown to be the most comprehensive online resource  available. Its popularity has grown, and the site receives in excess of 100,000 visits each month. As the visitors are predominantly professionals involved in the steel business its' reach within the industry and more particularly amongst steel users is significant. The site is constantly updated so please check back regularly.


A lot of the information contained within the site will relate to steel in general, particularly the sections on steelmaking. Our primary function remains to link sources relating to steel strip in all it's forms, hot rolled strip, cold rolled strip, coated strip. galvanised strip. We hope that the links will enable visitors to locate information relating to low carbon, medium carbon, high carbon, High strength low alloy and alloy grades as well as stainless steels. We also have links to information on rolling. slitting annealing and the manufacturers of the processing equipment.

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Please contact us to  to add your name to our listings. Please include Company Name, Address, telephone number, Fax and a contact. Also brief details of your product range will be useful for future expansion plans.

As always we welcome your comments on any aspect of this site, and invite any views that you may have, or any information relating to other useful sites that we could beneficially supply a link to.      

We welcome Exchange links with related sites, please email us with the exact location of the link and we will gladly reciprocate. Only Steel, Engineering or closely related links please.


This Site is sponsored and maintained by BSS Steel Strip, the source for spring steels

BSS Steel Strip was formed around 15 years ago when I left the Steel manufacturing industry after 27 years, during which time I worked in every department from the steel melting shop, rolling mills, and final processing sections through to despatch and logistics. Finally I “hung up my overalls”, put on a suit and moved in to sales. Since that time I have worked with spring steel strip producers from within the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and The USA. During my “suit” years, I realised that there was a gap in the market for the supply of small quantities of spring steel. The mills require large orders and even many of the stockholders have minimum orders that are prohibitive. So I hung up the suit, and started BSS to concentrate on supplying spring steel to a marketplace that needed a fast and flexible supplier.

Today BSS operate from a unit in Rotherham which is only 5 minutes from junction 34 on the M1 with good links to a Nationwide distribution. We have extensive inventories of spring steel strip and sheet in the hardened and tempered,and annealed conditions, in carbon and stainless grades. We are able to offer a next day despatch (or same day despatch on most orders before noon). Our couriers guarantee next day delivery, and use computerised tracking systems to follow your order through to delivery.We are also happy for you to collect (by arrangement). To support our growing customer base, we have added a range of spring steel flat bar, mild steel shim, and tool steel sheet to our stock.

We have arrangements with two steel manufacturers to enable us to offer larger production quantities of spring steels, at more competitive prices, but with longer lead times. Finally we are able to supply laser cut profiles, and offer small batch production of finished springs to your drawings.

We are not a general steel stockholder and cannot supply structural steels, re-bar, galvanised, beams etc. We believe that a “catch all” stockholder cannot be the best at everything. We concentrate on being the best at what we know, and we know spring steel. If you need to speak with someone who knows spring steel, and can offer advice and support, call BSS.

Contact Details

  • Telephone 01709 820070
  • Fax  08701 236 052
  • email bss@steelstrip.co.uk
  • Address Unit 6, Ford Park, Canklow Road, Westgate S60 2JB
  • web page http://springsteelstock.co.uk/
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