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Metal: Why It’s Always Number One

There are so many options out there if you are looking for different materials to use as part of your next project. Whether you are after bespoke components for your manufacturing business, or intricate and decorative metal sheets to incorporate into your next sculpture; the possibilities are endless.

Of course, here  at, our number one passion (and area of expertise) is metals of every kind. We know that metal has always been one of the most popular and most reliable materials for a plethora of purposes, and we know there are plenty of good reasons for that.

But if you find yourself questioning whether or not metal really is superior to organic materials like wood or cheaper productions like plastic, read on and allow us to show you the shiny, steely light.

Why metal is better than wood

Wood has long been a popular material in construction, furniture-making, art and more. Historically, it was the most common material used in commercial and domestic settings, and continues to be the first choice in construction across the pond and in other parts of the world.

However, being an organic material, wood is subject to decay and degradation in a way, and at a speed that metal needn’t worry about. It is a tasty meal for bugs and pests, and it suffers after prolonged exposure to heat, water and bad weather, as well as pollution in the environment. This means that it will not last as long as metal, and if it does, it will cost a lot more in terms of upkeep, repair and maintenance efforts.

Why metal is better than plastic

Plastic is a popular contemporary material, not least because it is cheap to mass produce. There are umpteen different kinds of plastic, and you can play around with colours, textures, thicknesses and more.

That said, plastic degrades just like any other material, and if you are being overly cost-effective with it, you might find more poor-quality and brittle examples than you’d like. What’s more is that both the production and disposal of plastic is environmentally unfriendly, especially in comparison to, say, steel, which is produced using naturally-occurring elements and ores.

Why metal is best

Of course, even with the various pros and cons of each material, metal has something superior about it. You can use it in more traditional projects, or you can create an instantly contemporary vibe with it. And with superbly innovative processes like  photo chemical  etching  and laser cutting, you can achieve phenomenal results with metals. Intricate designs, fiddly and complicated briefs, or just that all important wow factor and guaranteed quality; all possible with metals, and with Qualitetch.

So get in touch now or take a look around our website to find out more about metals, and why they should be your number one choice of material, whatever the occasion.