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We aim to ship orders by the most economical means, whilst taking into consideration other factors, namely:

Size & weight - this determines which services can or cannot be used

Value - certain services include compensation for goods lost or damaged in transit.

Urgency - various options are available, ranging from Guaranteed Next-Day, to 3-5 day delivery.

Location - some charges applied by carriers attract a surcharge for certain postcodes within the UK, both on the mainland or off-shore.


On 2 April 2013, the postal rates applied by Royal Mail™ changed. The increase in charges was accompanied by changes to the maximum size of package which can be sent within each price band.

Accordingly, many of our metal products of 500mm or 18 inch length, cannot be sent under the small packet tariff.

The tables below outline the various options which are available.

NOTE Royal Mail prices assume 1st. class post option.


Max. length

Max weight


(Note 2)

 Options / Restrictions
  Royal Mail Small     Parcel

450mm < 1Kg

450mm <2Kg



Signed-for. Add £1.10

Signed-for. Add £1.10

Royal Mail Medium Parcel

610mm < 1Kg.

610mm < 2Kg.

610mm < 5Kg.

610mm < 10Kg.

610mm < 20Kg.






Signed-for. Add £1.10
R M Special Delivery by 13:00   Next-day

610mm > 1Kg

610mm < 2Kg.

610mm < 10Kg.

610mm < 20Kg.





Insured value < £500.00

For insurance < £1000.00, add £1

48hr. Carrier

305mm < 1Kg.

610mm < 5Kg.

1500mm < 30Kg




Fully tracked, must be signed-for.

Compensation up to value of goods.

Surcharges may apply ( Note1)

3-5 day Carrier

610mm <0.5Kg.

610mm < 1Kg.

610mm < 1.5Kg.

610mm < 2Kg





No tracking, no insurance.

All must be signed-for.

     Note 1    Certain postcodes attract a surcharge (e.g. Scottish Highlands & Islands,  Isle of

                      Wight, London Congestion Zone, Northern Ireland)

     Note 2     All above prices are subject to a flat rate 50p packaging fee, and VAT.


Packets, up to 2Kg., are usually sent by airmail using Royal Mail Airmail Small Packet tariff.    The table below gives examples of a 2Kg. consignment to 3 world zones.

Heavier consignments are sent by Air Freight for onward delivery by local logistics company, (typically DHL, Fed-Ex, TNT etc.). There is a charge for the first 5Kg., plus an additional fee per 1Kg. thereafter. Charges are dependent on 10 world zone destinations.

The table below gives typical examples for 3 zones, based on a consignment weight of 6Kg.

Maximum weight varies per carrier, but is usually 30Kg.

Country / Zone
Price range

Airmail Small Packet Europe Zone

£3.50 (250g)  -   £13.65 (2Kg.).
(World Zone 1)
£4.50 (250g.) - £23.40 (2Kg.)
Australia / N.Z.   (World Zone 2)
£4.70 (250g.) - £24.65 (2Kg.)

Canada / Mexico

(Zone 7)

£53.34  first 5Kg

£4.14  thereafter


U.S.A / Australia / Japan / U.A.E.

( Zone 8)

£59.35 first 5Kg.

£5.84  thereafter


S.Africa / New Zealand

(Zone 9)

£74.98  first 5Kg.

£8.40  thereafter


 NOTE   VAT is applied to these charges for countries within the EC. Countries outside the EC

               are VAT exempt.

               All above prices are subject to a flat rate 50p packaging fee.






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