Last updated on September 25th, 2023 by Myla Pablo
Metal that has been industrially processed into thin, flat pieces is called sheet metal. One of the basic materials used in metalworking is sheet metal, which can be bent and cut into a wide range of shapes.
Extremely thin sheets are referred to as foil or leaf, whereas sections thicker than 6 mm (0.25 in) are referred to as plate, such as plate steel, a type of structural steel. Thicknesses can vary greatly.
There are flat pieces of sheet metal and coiled strips available. A roll slitter is used to cut a continuous sheet of metal into coils.
The majority of the world regularly specifies sheet metal thickness in millimeters. In the US, the gauge—a conventional, non-linear measure—is frequently used to specify sheet metal thickness. The metal is thinner the higher the gauge number. Steel sheet metal in common application ranges in gauge from 30 to around 7. Compared to nonferrous metals like aluminum or copper, ferrous (metals based on iron) metals have different gauges. For instance, the weight of copper in a square foot of material is measured in ounces, or copper thickness. For best results, sheet metal parts must retain a consistent thickness.
BI sheet, also known as iron plate, is an untreated sheet of metal that rusts very easily and at varying rates depending on the external climate. The surface of the sheet plate is treated (for example, powder coated) to prevent corrosion, typically using an epoxy-polyester mixture. Heavy metals and aromatic solvents are not used in the coating process.
Because of their longevity and resistance to corrosion, B.I. Sheets, which are made of copper (sheet metal) and aluminum (base metal), can be used as metal blades on any construction project. It is mostly used for thermometers, electrical equipment, and fire alarms.
BI Sheet are also used as platforms, covers and even cladding depending on the thickness and the size to be used.
The table below shows the latest retail September 2023 prices of BI Sheet, in Philippines Peso price per pieces including its dimension and size
Price and Standard Sizes of BI Sheet per pc in the Philippines
The standard size of sheet or plate is 4 feet by 8 feet.
UPDATED: Construction Material Prices for BI Sheet in the Philippines (September 2023)
UPDATED: All Construction Prices are based on retail prices around hardware in Metro Manila
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