Alloy Sales typically supply both sheet metal and extrusion for the client to use as they see fit. But when it comes to our Easyfix aluminium tubes and connectors, this is a self-build system that allows the individual to construct a framework of their own bespoke design.
The kit comprises of a 25mm square tube system, each aluminium tube has a small wall height. This ensures a strong hold of the tube connector, together with the tube it can be built into a solid, free-standing structure.
Easyfix is all in the name. It is easy! In fact, it's designed for anyone to use. Homeowners, DIYers and even Pro's. The uses are plentiful and the limit of ideas goes only as far as where your imagination will take you. Using a 25mm square tube over anything larger, makes the framework less intrusive. For example, if you're building racking for your garage or shed, it will take up less space and offer more room to store things. It's a great invention to get yourself organised and what's more, if you build something and realise you need to make it bigger, you can just keep adding more aluminium tube and let it grow to the size you need.
How does Easyfix work?
To connect and build this kit, all you require is a rubber mallet. No power tools, hands tools or even adhesives are required! It really is as low budget and easy as that. The internal dimensions of the tube connector is specifically designed to very snuggly fit and hold onto the 25mm square tube. To ease the tube profile into the connector, simply tap the end of the tube with the mallet until it's firmly in place. Once it's been fitted, we do not recommend removing the tube out. It can be done, but over time this may wear the connection and we can not guarantee you're build will be a solid structure, especially if holding weight. After you've 'tapped' in your first easyfix tube, you can repeat this step until you're satisfied with your project. This method of building will assemble any size structure in a grid-like construction. The limited use of different building materials makes it the most easiest and quickest construction solution for small budgets.
Whilst all of our tubes are a 25mm square tube, we do offer a variety of lengths. You can buy this aluminium tube in increments of 1 meter going up to 5 meters in length. In addition, there are a wide choice of shapes and angles from our tube connector range. A 2-way tube connector will allow you to build a corner at a 90 degree angle. Whilst a 3-way connector with take that angle from left to right as well as up so you have the side of a cuboid. A 4-way connector will allow you to add easyfix tubes in all directions!
But it doesn't stop there. There's more accessories in our Easyfix kit for you to complete your project. We have adjustable feet to lift it off the ground and castor wheels to make it mobile! Or even a simple plastic end cap to seal the edges of the tube, protect fingers from cut pieces and provide a professional finish.
The easyfix tube system is the easiest way to create a simple aluminium construction without using machinery or welding. We've seen Easyfix shelving, pallet racking, reptile cages, aviaries, dog grooming benches, trailers, display stands, appliance trollies and much more!
What's also great about this aluminium tube, is that it is available to buy in a range of colours. Black painted aluminium tube is one of our most popular styles. Yellow painted tube is brilliant for getting noticed, ideal in warehouses where you might need to colour-code or aid safety regulations.
There is also a silver anodised easyfix tube. Anodising is a process of adding an anodic film. This creates another layer of protection against corrosion resistance and is harder wearing.