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Universal Beams

Essential for structural integrity and major support in building construction, Universal Beams are long, strong, robust structures with an I- or H-shaped cross section. These steel beams are also known as UBs, I-beams, I-sections, H-beams, RSJs, RSJ beams, steel girders, steel lintels, and loadbearing steels.

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Essential for structural integrity and major support in building construction, Universal Beams are long, strong, robust structures with an I- or H-shaped cross section. These steel beams are also known as UBs, I-beams, I-sections, H-beams, RSJs, RSJ beams, steel girders, steel lintels, and loadbearing steels.

Universal Beams are usually used in large-scale construction projects. To prevent compromising the structure’s stability, the beams should be made from quality steel. We offer high quality steel Universal Beams in dimensions ranging from 127 x 76 x 13kg to 104 x 178 x 74kg, and we can cut beams according to your specifications. Order the right beams for your commercial or domestic project from BM Steel online with ease and enjoy fast delivery. 

If you aren’t sure which Universal Beams would be most suitable for your project, get in touch with our team of experts. They’ll guide you towards the right choice. 

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127 x 76 x 13KG from £40.25 inc VAT VIEW
152 x 89 x 16KG from £49.54 inc VAT VIEW
178 x 102 x 19KG from £58.82 inc VAT VIEW
203 x 102 x 23KG from £71.52 inc VAT VIEW
203 x 133 x 25KG from £77.71 inc VAT VIEW
203 x 133 x 30KG from £92.88 inc VAT VIEW
254 x 102 x 22KG from £68.11 inc VAT VIEW
254 x 102 x 25KG from £78.02 inc VAT VIEW
254 x 102 x 28KG from £87.61 inc VAT VIEW
254 x 146 x 31KG from £96.29 inc VAT VIEW
254 x 146 x 37KG from £114.55 inc VAT VIEW
254 x 146 x 43KG from £133.13 inc VAT VIEW
305 x 102 x 25KG from £76.78 inc VAT VIEW
305 x 102 x 28KG from £87.31 inc VAT VIEW
305 x 102 x 33KG from £101.54 inc VAT VIEW
305 x 127 x 37KG from £114.55 inc VAT VIEW
305 x 127 x 42KG from £129.72 inc VAT VIEW
305 x 127 x 48KG from £148.92 inc VAT VIEW
305 x 165 x 40KG from £124.76 inc VAT VIEW
305 x 165 x 46KG from £142.73 inc VAT VIEW
305 x 165 x 54KG from £167.18 inc VAT VIEW
356 x 127 x 33KG from £87.38 inc VAT VIEW
356 x 127 x 39KG from £103.22 inc VAT VIEW
356 x 171 x 45KG from £118.80 inc VAT VIEW
356 x 171 x 51KG from £134.64 inc VAT VIEW
356 x 171 x 57KG from £150.48 inc VAT VIEW
356 x 171 x 67KG from £177.14 inc VAT VIEW
406 x 140 x 39KG from £102.96 inc VAT VIEW
406 x 140 x 46KG from £121.44 inc VAT VIEW
406 x 178 x 54KG from £142.82 inc VAT VIEW
406 x 178 x 60KG from £158.66 inc VAT VIEW
406 x 178 x 67KG from £177.14 inc VAT VIEW
406 x 178 x 74KG from £195.89 inc VAT VIEW

Universal Beams FAQs

What is a Universal Beam?

A Universal Beam is a steel beam with an I- or H-shaped cross section along its entire length. The beam’s dimensions are the same from one end to the other—the height is equal to or greater than the width at any point along the length of the beam.

Universal Beams are incredibly efficient at bearing heavy loads, so they are often used to form the skeletal structure of a building and to add support and stability.

What does UB mean in steel?

In steel, UB means Universal Beam. Universal Beams have H- or I-shaped cross sections throughout their length, and are known for robust strength, durability, and their ability to bear significant loads.

UBs or Universal Beams are used in large- and small-scale construction projects to add support and stability.

What size are Universal Beams?

Universal Beams are available in a wide range of sizes. At BM Steel, we offer beams ranging from 127 x 76 x 13kg to 104 x 178 x 74kg.

We also cut bespoke Universal Beams for our customers.

What type of steel is used in I-beams?

I-beams or Universal Beams are commonly manufactured using structural steel. I-beams can also be manufactured using aluminium or other materials.

Can a Universal Beam be used as a column?

Universal Beams cannot be used as Universal Columns. Each has its own properties, and these properties make them suitable for different applications. Universal Beams carry more tension load and less compression load, making them suitable for horizontal loads such as roof rafters or floor joists. Universal Columns carry more compression load and less tension load, making them suitable for vertical loads such as bridges or walls.

It is essential to use the right type of beam for your project, as using the wrong beam could result in structural failures with potentially disastrous consequences.