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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Hi All. Ive been putting off doing the splashback in my kitchen for a while now due to not having the cash for the glass or tiles i like which come in at minimum 50/60 a sqm. I also looked at stainless steel but that also seems like it'll be expensive.
I'm now looking for a cheaper alternative and am considering something a little bit unique after watching that new £100k house programme on TV. Tonight they suggested the use of mild steel as an alternative to stainless steel and from looking on the internet i could get all i needed for the area quite cheap - possibly more than regular tiles but considerably less than glass or stainless steel. Are there any reasons why this wouldn't be suitable? who would i need to call to fit it?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:14 pm 
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Burnz0 wrote:
Tonight they suggested the use of mild steel as an alternative to stainless steel............................ Are there any reasons why this wouldn't be suitable? ?


Rust?

What about aluminium Chequer plate? I've got no idea of the cost. :lol:

Edit: some cheapo offcuts available here, might have a size suitable for you - http://www.alcoeng.co.uk/material-stock ... te-offcuts

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Dunno if they're still there but, a month or so ago, B&Q had a three pack of 600 X 600 X 10 mid grey polished porcelain tiles for £12

Is that the kinda cost you had in mind

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sorry, i should have said galvanised mild steel... and they did also mention chequer plate. I don't mind spending a bit more than those tiles would cost but im not that big a fan of tiles anyway and im no good at tiling so paying someone £200+ to do the job isn't really cost effective.
i've got a mate who owns a steel fabricating company so im going to ask if they'd be able to knock something up and hopefully i'll get it at a reasonable price assuming it's not too much hassle for them to do a small job like this.


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