Where to find sheet metal ?
Hi,i'm deanbo and just joined.
I want to make a custom-built hood,for my daughters tropical fish tank.
We can't find one that fits,as it was built by someone[very well made] and was given to her recently,but it never had a hood and now it definitely needs one.
Where in the Stoke-on-Trent area can i buy some sheet steel ?
Either Galvanised sheet steel or aluminium would do and i only need a piece approx 4ft X 3ft and approx 1mm thick.
I've been looking on the internet but i can't find anything or anywhere where i can simply buy a piece of sheet metal ?
The closest i've got is obscure directories,that don't even tell you if they sell sheet metal.
I went to B+Q and they don't sell it[never have,so they said],nor did a few other DIY shops that my lady rang.
This seems a bit crazy to me,and i've gone and promised i'll make it for her now.
So i'm in a bit of a bind here.
I can make it easily enough,as long as i can bend it by hand but where on earth can i buy a simple piece of sheet metal ?
I can't buy online,as i haven't got a debit or credit card,so it has to be from a shop somewhere locally.
I'm not after anything fancy,and it could be just steel[not galv] if that's all i can get,but who on earth sells it ?
Thanks very much to anyone who can please help me.
Oh and HI BTW,nice to join in.