Our Square Hollow Sections (SHS) are most commonly used for a wide range of security fencing applications. Lion Fencing and Steel Supplies also provide Rectangular Hollow Sections (RHS) which are often used for columns, however, they are not often used as beams due to its shape which makes it difficult to bolt it to other beams (this problem is also found with SHS pipes). Like SHS, RHS’s are often called “box sections” and can be created in two different ways:
- Hot Rolled: During the milling stage, the sheet of hot metal is rolled into its shape and leaves no evidence of welding joints.
- Cold Formed: Flat sheet rolled at right angles and welded.