Unistrut Channel

Unistrut Channel

Channel is usually formed from metal sheet, folded over into an open channel shape with inwards-curving lips to provide additional stiffness and as a location to mount interconnecting components. Unistrut Channel usually has holes of some sort in the base, to facilitate interconnection or fastening strut to underlying building structures.

The main advantage of Unistrut channel in construction is that there are many options available for rapidly and easily connecting lengths together and other items to the Unistrut channel, using various specialized strut-specific fasteners and bolts. It can be assembled very rapidly with minimal tools and only moderately trained labour, which reduces costs significantly in many applications. A strut channel installation also can often be modified or added-to relatively easily if needed. The only alternative to Unistrut channel for most applications is custom fabrication using steel bar stock and other commodity components, requiring welding or extensive drilling and bolting, which has none of the above advantages.

The security of a quality brand, how to spot the imitations.

When purchasing Unistrut Channel, you will have the confidence, security and peace of mind that the products you are purchasing are only using quality steels backed by certification and testing all our products to relevant BS standards – but there are authorized Unistrut stockiest and distributors that stock imitations which are positioned as ‘’compatible Unistrut’’ – Compatible Unistrut is not Unistrut, but a cheap alterative. 

DP Building Systems only stock Genuine Unistrut Channel, as such we have been rewarded the status by Unistrut as a ‘’Super Stockist’’ for Unistrut Channel and their full solution of Cable Management 

As Unistrut® celebrates its 90th anniversary; they pride ourselves as much today on the quality of our products as we did in the 1920’s. By only using quality steels backed by certification and testing all our products to relevant BS standards, we are so confident in our total systems performance we back it with a 10 year warranty*, we also understand that provenance of the materials we use can be a major factor, with this in mind we clearly stamp on the side of all Unistrut Channel a unique code (QBN code) that enables traceability of the steel provenance back to the manufacturer and the production batch, giving you the confidence that you get the performance we state and we also stamp Unistrut® on every component which includes every length of Unistrut channel to make them easy to identify and back it with a 10 year warranty.

Know your Unistrut Support Channel  - BS6946:1988 specification for product marking 

The standard requires that products are stamped with BS 6946:1988 and also the name of the manufacturer. Unistrut® show that the standard is achieved by rolling the Unistrut support channel with the part number along with the full name of the Standard BS6946:1988, and also our own UNISTRUT® branding. This is, as it should be, engraved deep into the Unistrut Channel to ensure that you can clearly identify our product over the inferior product that is creeping into the market place.

Customers should be aware of cheap imported and non-standard products that have removable or no product marking at all, as this is not within the Standard. FULL MATERIAL TRACEBILITY 

The Unistrut support Channel System is normally the product that supports the majority of the building services in any installation. We know how important this product is to any installation, and how important it can be to have confidence in the pedigree of the material used, so we use a QBN (Quality Batch Number) engraved on every length of Unistrut Support Channel that we manufacture. With this code we can trace the material used back to the original coil supplied and back to the supplier. This means you have peace of mind whenever you supply Unistrut Channel that they meet the levels that we state. 

Unistrut Offer 10 Year Warranty

Unistrut are that confident in their products and solutions that they offer a 10 Year warranty.

The Unistrut limited warranty applies to Unistrut® Channel Systems (“System”) manufactured by Unistrut International Corporation and its corporate affiliates (“Unistrut”). As used in this warranty, “Channel System” means Unistrut channel and accessory products that are purchased together and installed simultaneously. 

Unistrut warrants that the Unistrut Channel System is transferred rightfully and with good title; that the Unistrut Channel System is free from any lawful security interest or other lien or encumbrance unknown to Purchaser; and that for a period ten (10) years from the date of original shipment, the Unistrut Channel System will be free from defects in materials and workmanship which arise under proper and normal use and service. 

Total systems performance they back it with a 10-year warranty.

Unistrut products are available in three types of zinc coatings: 

•Electroplated (EG)

•Perma-Gold (ZD)

•Pregalvanized (PG)

•Hot Dip Galvanized (HG)

Zinc coatings offer two types of protection:

•Barrier: The zinc coating protects the steel substrate from direct contact with the environment.

• Sacrificial: The zinc coating will protect scratches, cut edges, etc. through an anodic sacrificial process.

The main supplier we offer is Unistrut, their channel is a support system manufactured from steel, which is also referred to as Strut, is available in Plain Oil, Hot Dipped Galvanised (HDG), Pre Galvanised and Stainless Steel with different options for thickness; 21mm, 41mm, 62mm, 82mm and larger if required. Length options as standard are 3 or 6 metre (or smaller with our cutting service). Within Unistrut channel range, there is the option for slotted channel which have slots at either 11mm or 14mm.

Unistrut’s are renowned for offering quality products and services throughout the electrical & mechanical industry Unistrut’s comprehensive range of cable management products consists of Cable Tray, Cable Ladder & Cable Basket, Channel, Brackets, Clamps  and Channel Accessories

• Security of the worlds leading brand

• The widest portfolio of support products in the market

• Best fit for purpose solution

• The latest innovations in products and finishes

• Total traceability from steel manufacturer, though production to delivery through QBN

• 10 year guarantee*

In addition, UNISTRUT Ltd declares that our manufacturing, testing methods and record maintenance processes are in accordance to the relevant BS specification and are third-party certified under ISO 9001:2008 – Quality Management Systems Requirements.

Discover a supportive solution that caters to your exact requirements right here at DP Building Systems. Browse our range below or contact us on 0121 706 7777 or technical@dpbuildingsystems.co.uk for further advice