Copper Sheet

Buy copper sheet metal at Trade Prices, Full sheets, Part sheets, Cutting Service, CNC Shapes.

Available in Natural, Patina Aged Copper, Mirror and Beaten.

STOCKFINISHTHICKNESS MMSHEET SIZE MM
NaturalMill, Semi Bright0.4*, 0.5, 0.7, 0.9, 1.2, 1.5, 2.0, 3.02000 x 1000 (*1200 x 600)
NaturalMill, Semi Bright1.23000 x 1000 (new size)
NaturalMill, Semi Bright1.2, 2.08ft x 4ft (2438 x 1219)
MirrorBright Polished0.7, 0.9, 1.2 (other thickness’ to order)up to 3000 x 1000
Dull PolishBrushed0.9, 2000 x 1000 (other sizes to order)up to 3000 x 1000
VerdigrisGreen Pre-weathered0.72000 x 1000, 3000 x 1000
Hammered Hand BeatenPolished0.72000 x 1000
AgedBrown PatinaMost Thickness'Most Sizes
AgedBlue PatinaMost Thickness'Most Sizes
AgedGreen PatinaMost Thickness'Most Sizes
AgedAntiquedMost Thickness'Most Sizes

Copper Sheet Metal Finishes (samples available free to designers and trade)

Metal Sheets Ltd are suppliers and distributors of high quality copper sheet metal to all sectors of industry, fabricators, builders, shop fitters, film studios, jewellery schools, education, craftworkers, and general public. We only stock the best European copper. It has the best appearance and is the best for fabrication. Don’t settle for less.

Our Services for Copper Sheet Metal

  • Supplier of Full Sheets, Part Sheets, Cut to Size and CNC Shape Cutting
  • Expert applicators of aged copper patina finishes
  • Metal Spinning, Fabrication & TIG Welding
  • Wide choice of sheet thickness’ and sheet sizes
  • National & International Delivery – EORI Reg: GB940114367000
  • Some pre-cut sheet sizes are available in our store

We offer a huge range of bespoke products all fabricated by our skilled craftsmen. Our product range includes copper bar tops and table tops for the hospitality trade, as well as copper kitchen features such as counters, work tops, splash backs, cooker hoods, and kitchen units for the home kitchen. In addition, we also create copper wall art and dining tables for the home living room, and copper planters, roof flashings, gutters, and cladding panels for outdoor use.

We even offer copper and brass signs. Check out some of our products on Flickr! Our copper kitchen splash backs come in a variety of finishes, including natural copper, brushed copper, mirror copper, beaten copper, hammered copper, and distressed copper. If left untreated, natural copper will patina and develop a rustic look over time. However, we also offer the option of a lacquer finish to maintain its original quality.

Our Stock Information

We stock copper sheet in thickness’ 0.4mm, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, 0.9mm, 1.2mm, 1.5mm, 2.0mm and 3.0mm and sheet sizes up to 3000mm x 1000mm.

Sheets are available in a range of finishes including aged copper, blue patina copper, green patina copper, bronzed copper, distressed copper, mirror polished copper, brushed copper and satin copper. Note that Satin Copper is done by hand to achieve a satin/matte appearance which is different to a machine finish. It doesn’t look machine finished. 

Our hand beaten hammered copper sheet is authentic, it is hand beaten by a traditional British copper smith. Each piece is unique, hammer impressions are truly random and varying in intensity it is NOT machine hammered copper. It is 0.7mm thick and mirror polished before beating, machine beaten is usually only 0.5mm thin.

Metal Sheets Ltd predominantly stocks what is probably the best copper sheet in the world, the aesthetic appearance is unsurpassed and the quality is consistent, it is produced by KME. or Aurubis. There are many inferior products on the market, “you get what you pay for”.

Copper Origin

The name “copper” stems from the Roman era when the metal was called “aes cyprium” , meaning “ore from Cyprus”. This resulted in the word “cuprum”, the chemical symbol “Cu” and the English word “copper”. Information courtesy of Aurubis .

Some of our work

Metal Sheets Ltd supplied natural copper sheet for prop making in the Hammer House of Horror film The Quiet Ones which is the sequel to The Woman in Black.

Recently Ricker Restaurants have invested in bespoke design Bronzed Copper Table Tops.

The Source Battersea restaurant has recently installed our Bronzed Copper panels to its bar front.

General Information

Copper sheet is a versatile metal with unique properties and excellent corrosion resistance that make it useful for various applications. It can be easily formed into complex shapes, and when used outdoors, it develops an attractive natural greenish patina, protecting the metal from further corrosion.

For those interested in metalworking, an informative book titled “The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals: A Manual for Fine Metalworkers, Sculptors and Designers” is available from Amazon. This book contains numerous recipes for treating various metals, with accompanying color pictures of the results.

Jewelers and craft-workers may find the copper thickness guide from Basic Copper, an American company, to be useful. An approximate conversion to gauges can be found on this webpage.

As a good conductor of both heat and electricity, copper is highly sought after and can be alloyed with tin, zinc, and lead to form different brasses with diverse properties.

Additionally, copper is 100% recyclable, making it an eco-friendly metal for a sustainable world. Only a fraction of Earth’s copper reserves have been exploited, which adds to its appeal as a sustainable resource.

Other uses

Copper has natural antibacterial properties, the growth of bacteria on the surface of the sheet is greatly slowed and there is a markedly lower population density than on traditional metals like stainless steel. This makes copper an additional defence against infections. Copper sheet metal can be used in kitchens as work surfaces, splash backs, trims, push plates and kick plates for example. This antibacterial property of copper is now being successfully exploited by the NHS to reduce infections in hospitals.

Metal Sheets Ltd manufacture a range of antibacterial copper sheet metal products including push plates.

Copper is also used as a biocide to control pests on plants. It is often used to remove fungi that grow on leaves. In France copper fungicide is used on vines that produce grapes for wine.

Water pipes can be made of copper tube for central heating systems because it does not corrode and is ductile so it is easy to bend and shape

Coins have been made from copper for centuries, coins are passed from hand to hand innumerable times and because of its antibacterial properties this diminishes the chances of passing on infections.

Non-allergenic copper is often worn by people as bracelets to improve their health. Arthritis sufferers claim copper bracelets makes them feel better.

Typical applications of copper sheet metal are roofing, heat exchangers, heat sinks, radiators, gaskets, electrical contacts, electrical bus bars, jewellery, architectural features, decorative features, splash backs, ornaments, restaurant interiors.

Used outdoors copper sheet metal will gradually change through shades of brown to a black brown before developing a blue green patina. This may take up to 10 years but adds character to building features such as a roofing and cladding.

Technical

Grade C106 copper, (Metal Sheets Ltd main stock), is a 99.9% pure general purpose copper, it is a phosphorus-deoxidised copper that has good welding and brazing properties but reduced electrical conductivity. It finds many applications in general engineering particularly in chemical environments due to its good corrosion resistance. It is tough, malleable and ductile, it has excellent cold working properties and performs well with bending, riveting, soldering and brazing.

Grade C103 copper is 99.9% pure, it is oxygen free high conductivity electrical quality copper. It is mainly used for electrical bus-bars.

Grade C101 copper is 99.9% pure, it is electrolytic tough pitch copper with the addition of controlled amounts of oxygen, it is an electrical grade copper

Unless specified, Metal Sheets Ltd will supply copper sheeting purchases in either C101, C103 or C106, depending what is currently on stock but without designation

Copper Specification Cross References

Copper Alloy BS CEN UNS
Cu-OF C103 CW008A C10200
Cu-DHP C106 CW024A C12200
Cu-ETP C101 CW004A C11000
natural copper sheet

Natural Copper