Universal columns, also known as an L-column due to its shape, is a vertically-oriented piece of steel used in construction to resist axial loads.
The term ‘universal column’ is used due to the versatility of this steel in building.
Steel L-columns are designed to be excellent at resisting compression. Unlike a universal steel beam, the width and depth of a universal steel column are roughly equivalent and they have a lower web to flange ratio.
The reduced depth of structural steel universal columns in comparison with steel L-beams is the reason for their widespread use in residential builds such as loft conversions and other situations in which height is too restricted to allow an L-beam.
|Designation||Mass per metre||Depth of Section (h)||Width of Section (b)||Thickness Web (s)||Thickness Flange (t)|
|152 x 152||23||152.4||152.2||5.8||6.8|
|152 x 152||30||157.6||152.9||6.5||9.4|
|152 x 152||37||161.8||154.4||8||11.5|
|203 x 203||46||203.2||203.6||7.2||11|
|203 x 203||52||206.2||204.3||7.9||12.5|
|203 x 203||60||209.6||205.8||9.4||14.2|
|203 x 203||71||215.8||206.4||10||17.3|
|203 x 203||86||222.2||209.1||12.7||20.5|
|254 x 254||73||254.1||254.6||8.6||14.2|
|254 x 254||89||260.3||256.3||10.3||17.3|
|254 x 254||107||266.7||258.8||12.8||20.5|
|254 x 254||132||276.3||261.3||15.3||25.3|
|254 x 254||167||289.1||265.2||19.2||31.7|
|305 x 305||97||307.9||305.3||9.9||15.4|
|305 x 305||118||314.5||307.4||12||18.7|
|305 x 305||137||320.5||309.2||13.8||21.7|
|305 x 305||158||327.1||311.2||15.8||25|
|305 x 305||198||339.9||314.5||19.1||31.4|
|305 x 305||240||352.5||318.4||23||37.7|
|305 x 305||283||365.3||322.2||26.8||44.1|
|356 x 368||129||355.6||368.6||10.4||17.5|
|356 x 368||153||362||370.5||12.3||20.7|
|356 x 368||177||368.2||372.6||14.4||23.8|
|356 x 368||202||374.6||374.7||16.5||27|
|356 x 406||235||381||394.8||18.4||30.2|
|356 x 406||287||393.6||399||22.6||36.5|
|356 x 406||340||406.4||403||26.6||42.9|
|356 x 406||393||419||407||30.6||49.2|
|356 x 406||467||436.6||412.2||35.8||58|
|356 x 406||551||455.6||418.5||42.1||67.5|
|356 x 406||634||474.6||424||47.6||77|
The quality of our universal steel beams and joists
Our steel fabrication service is the result of skilled craftsmanship and the experience of a team of highly-qualified professionals with nearly 50 years of industry experience.
All our steel is manufactured in our own workshops and is CARES approved. All the structural steel we produce has original manufacturer’s test certification and meets BS EN ISO 9002 requirements.
Our steelwork is manufactured to British Standards BS 8666 and BS 4466 and all our welding, drilling and steelwork fabrication is compliant with CE Marking standards.
Why choose Cannon Steels?
At Cannon Steels we provide structural steel universal columns in a range of sizes to suit any build requirement.
However specialised the requirements of your build, we have the equipment and expertise to cater to them. We are ideally situated to supply structural steel across North London and the surrounding areas.
We have invested in our delivery service to ensure over 90% of our deliveries arrive within 48 hours of placing your order.
Every lorry in our fleet is fitted with a crane and safety is our top priority – all of our drivers hold third party offloading accreditations to guarantee that your steel are offloaded smoothly and safely.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team who will be happy to help you find the specialist steel to meet your exact build requirements.