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Everything You Need To Know About Strut Channels

Strut Channels are versatile products used to mount, brace, and support lightweight structural loads, such as pipes or wires. However, if you’re searching for strut channels you’re likely looking to use them for a specific use or want to find them at a great price.

If you’re looking for great prices you may want to visit our Strut Channels product page, click here to see what’s on offer. 

As one of the UK’s top providers of Strut Channels and Unistrut-compatible parts & accessories, we’re certain you’ll find what you need for your project or contract’s success!

However, if you’re still unsure about Strut Channels and their uses, keep reading our comprehensive guide to understand exactly what they are and how to use them. 

How are Strut Channels used?

Steel strut channels provide light structural support designed for use in construction and electrical industries.

Strut Channels provide light structural support and are designed for use in construction and electrical industries.

They’re often made of steel and are used to provide support for wiring and plumbing. Although, they are also used to support mechanical components for larger appliances.

Channel support systems are often put together using U-shaped slotted steel channels that are combined with fittings. This creates sturdy metal structures that are capable of supporting electrical conduits, cables, panel boxes and other pieces of equipment with ease.

They can be used to create a permanent structure that is used to support wiring around a property, or they can be used temporarily to store different types of machinery and wires for temporary projects.

To put it simply, it’s an incredibly versatile support product that can be used in a variety of applications - especially looking at the number of different types of channel fasteners and fixings that are available.

Understanding the Components of a Strut Channel

The number of fixings, bolts, screws, nuts and brackets that are available help to make the strut channel system an incredibly versatile light construction framework.

However, it's important to understand the many different terms related to the product and all the options available in order to make full use of the strut channel support system.

As a result, we’ll be explaining the individual components, types, sizes, and uses of the accessories available. 


The main component of a strut channel is the strut itself. It's the name given to the U-shaped, slotted steel channel that acts as the building block of your construction framework. See the diagram below.

It’s slotted so that various fittings, brackets and hardware can be attached to it, and there are also a number of different channel styles that can be mixed and matched depending on your exact needs.

Strut channels come in various different shapes and sizes. Exact measurements of what we offer are available on our website with the dimensions so that you can create a sturdy framework that is designed for your exact needs.


In order to connect the strut pieces together, it’s important to choose the right fittings to help the pieces come together, which provides better structural integrity.

Depending on how you want to mount the strut channel or piece it together, there are a number of different fittings that can open up the possibilities for your light construction framework.

There are small right-angle brackets that can help you connect two pieces of strut together at a 90° angle. However, you’ll also find brackets in different angles that can be used for a variety of different supports and construction styles. 

Straight brackets are also available to connect two pieces of strut together if a longer piece is required.

Flat corner brackets can also be used to reinforce flat right-angle strut joints for more stability. For additional backing and to reduce vibration and noise, there is also a variety of washers that can help ensure stability and also grounding path integrity.

By taking a look at our fittings and accessories, you’ll be able to find an incredible number of different configurations that will be well-suited to your exact needs. 

Plus, if you’re still struggling to find what you need, you can get in touch and we'll be happy to help you find the right solution!

Extra Accessories

At Direct Channel, we provide all the essentials you need to build your own Strut Channel framework. Here we offer strut channels and fittings as well as supplying bolts, nuts and washers that are suitable for every part of your strut channel framework.

Why Choose Strut Channel Over Alternatives?

To put it simply, Strut Channel is compatible with well-known strut systems such as Unistrut which makes the product compatible with a large majority of existing strut systems out there.

Not to mention how good for value it is compared to expensive alternatives. We also have strict measures on quality to ensure that our products meet our customers expectations.

But let’s expand on this to understand why Strut Channel is the best option for any kind of light construction framework.

Nevertheless, here’s a more detailed explanation to why Strut Channel is the best option to use as a framework for light construction.

  • Sensible costs for all our components - the price is far more reasonable than industry standards. It’s also created from high-quality materials and is capable of withstanding even the toughest conditions, being great value for money.

  • Wide variety of fittings and accessories - We have a massive selection of different fittings and accessories that are compatible with other standards such as Unistrut.

  • Comprehensive list of products - We have a vast range of strut channels, accessories and fittings to ensure that we’re a one-stop-shop for all of your framework needs. You can even purchase specific nuts and bolts if you need them to install your Strut Channel system.

If you have more questions about Strut Channels or would like some assistance, feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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