Design Inspiration for your home or office

Are you looking for modern industrial design inspiration for your home or office?

Have you thought about new ways in which you can modernise your workspace?
The trend at the moment is for the industrial design furniture so we thought we’d give you a helping hand by coming up with some suggestions, that are easy to do, and don’t have to cost the earth.

Here’s an example of how James Kemp, one of our customers, bought tube clamping to create a trendy desk at exactly the right dimensions for his room, with beautiful matching shelves.


And below is a picture from S & L Flowers in Chichester who created an eye catching shelving display in their shop.


Take a look at the shelves that were made on the DIY SOS programme for a teenage boy who wanted something stylish yet functional for his bedroom.

See the story here

The sky’s the limit and you can order it all from our online store.

We try our utmost to get your order to you within 24 hours and we’ll even cut it to size for you. But best of all, delivery of your order is free if its £70.00 or more.

We’d love to see your creations, so please tag us in on Twitter @TheMetalStoreUK and we could be showing off your show stopper next time around.

Industrial Design Ideas for your Kitchen

Are you thinking of creating the urban industrial kitchen design look for your home? Urban industrial décor is all the rage at the moment. Do you need some ideas?

With loft living becoming increasingly trendy, and interior designers being encouraged to make the most of the unused space, bare brickwork and steel piping has become popular with cool and trendy retailers and homes. Bars and restaurants are exposing brickwork and metal pipes, and people are paying huge amounts of money for chick and stylish kitchens with revealed pipework and lots of re-cycled timber.

There’s an easy and affordable way that you can create this look for your own kitchen, by using some of our products, so why not get your creative juices flowing and see what you can create?

You’ll get so much more satisfaction from making it yourself and it’s as easy as pie.

Some ideas that we’ve pulled together


This butcher’s block has similar components as our desk, we’ve just substituted the toughened glass for the butchers block wood.

Need some more inspiration?




shelfWhy not make your own shelving for herbs and spices or your cookery books?

Just measure the size that you need and order all the pieces from our website.


We’d love to see what you’ve been making so please feel free to send them into us and we’ll share them on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

And if you get stuck you can always phone our helpful sales team who can advise you on the best bit of tube clamp for your project.

It’s a little like Lego, but for grown-ups!

Keeping the kids happy with your metal creations

Monkey Bars Climbing Frame

Monkey Bars made from Key Clamp

As the weather changes and we start to think more about the great British summer, and the annual promise of that heatwave,  have you thought about making a climbing frame for the kids?

We’ve currently got 15% all our galvanised tubing and tube clamp and its as easy as putting together man sized meccano, so what are you waiting for?

Just order the sizes that you need together with all the right clamps to pull it together and you’re away.

We’ll even cut it to size for you and if you’re stuck and need some help just give our friendly team a call on 01274 875479 and we’ll do our utmost to get it to you the very next day.

We pride ourselves on our customer service, so we’ll do our utmost to make sure you’ve got everything you need, when you need it.

And of course, there’s nothing nicer than knowing you’ve made it yourself and when it’s up and the children are enjoying it, send us a photo. We love to see all your metal masterpieces and share them with our Facebook friends.

Tube Clamp – Make Your Own Brackets

Use the flexibility of our tube clamp range to make cost effective brackets.

Punch Bag Bracket

Solid Bracket made from Tube Clamps

Punch Bag Bracket

Close Up of Bracket showing individual parts.

All items are available from stock including galvanisted tube from The Metal Store

Garden Steps Handrail

Here is an Handrail built using our Tube Clamps Slope Range Fittings.

Garden Steps Handrail

Garden Handrail

Garden Steps Handrail

Garden Handrail



















For more on our Slope Range Fittings

Thank you to David Marsh for providing the Photographs.

Table and Bench made from Tube Clamp

This is a great idea.

This wood top table is made from Tube Clamp fittings and galvanised tube.

Tube Clamp Table

Table from Tube Clamp


Thank you to Geoff for allowing us to share this.


All fittings and tube are available online at The Metal Store


Tube Clamps used for Sports and Leisure

Interclamps combination of high quality and outstanding value-for-money can be found in a number of sports.

Picture of Cricket Practice Nets

Cricket Nets

Picture of Camera Platform

Camera Platform at Bernebau stadium

Boat / dinghy Racks

Onshore Boat Racks

Tube Clamp Fittings and Galvanised tube are available online here

Tube Clamp Applications

Here are a few examples of the flexibility and range of applications for our tube clamp range.

Low cost handrail for ramps

Handrail for Ramps


Can also be used as a barrier to provide fall prevention and pedestrian safety

Tube Clamp Barrier

Fall Prevention Barrier


All tube clamp fittings and Galvanised Tube can be purchased online for UK wide delivery.

We also supply DDA Assist – DDA Compliant Handrail Online



Low Cost Saftey Rails for the home with key clamps

Here is a good idea sent to us by Jim of Blackpool who installed this safety rail for a friend and was kind enough to send us the photographs.

This solution needs only 3 fittings and two pieces of Galvanised Tube.


Easy to install

Galvanised – No need to paint

If you move home, take them with you.

You can view our full range of  Allen Key Tube clamp Fittings and Galvanised Tube with Free Cutting service.

Handrail Kits for Tube Clamp

We have put together a modular handrail kit to make it quick and easy to buy railing components to construct most simple handrail installations.

Easy to order and assemble these handrail kits save time and increase onsite productivity.

Buying preassembled posts (shown below) it reduces time to assemble handrail and reduces the amount of products ordered making the whole process quicker and easier from start to finish.

These can also be used as part of much more complex installations and compements our existing range of Tube Clamps.

Tube Clamp Handrail Kits

For more details of out Handrail Kits and complete handrail ideas go to Tube Clamp Handrail Kits .