Houston & Sons Ltd

What We Buy


We pay very competitive prices for all grades of ferrous scrap metal, some examples of such grades are;

  • Light Iron
  • 5ft No 1
  • Oversize No 1
  • Mixed Scrap
  • 5ft Plate and Girder
  • Oversize Plate and Girder
  • Steel Cuttings
  • Steel Turnings
  • Oversize Profile
  • Farm Scrap
  • Cast Iron
  • ELV's
  • Engines


We also pay very competitive prices for all non-ferrous scrap metal. Whether or not it is properly sorted and cleaned, we will still be able to offer a suitable price. Some examples of non-ferrous grades are as follows;

Copper Grades

  • 98% Heavy Copper
  • 94% Mixed Copper
  • Copper Cylinders
  • Braziery Copper
  • No 2 Copper Wire/Copper Turnings
  • Dry Bright Wire
  • Electro Copper

Aluminium Grades

  • Old Rolled Aluminium
  • Cast Aluminium
  • Pure Commercial Cuttings
  • Clean and Painted HE9
  • Aluminium Turnings
  • Irony Aluminium
  • Litho Plates

Brass Grades

  • Mixed Brass
  • Rod End Brass
  • No 1/No 2 Brass Turnings
  • Ally Bronze Swarf and Solids
  • Phosphor Bronze Swarf and Solids
  • Gunmetal Swarf and Solids
  • Brass and Copper Radiators

Stainless Steel Grades

  • 18/8 Stainless Steel Swarf and Solids
  • 316 Stainless Steel Swarf and Solids
  • Chrome Iron

Miscellaneous Grades

  • Household Cable (PVC)
  • Steel Wire Armoured Cable
  • Low-grade Aluminium Cable
  • Lead
  • Lead Acid Batteries
  • Elements
  • Pyro/PVC Pyro
  • Electric Motors
  • Zinc
  • Circuit Boards (PCB's)

Specialist Metal Grades

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Nickel Content Materials (Inconel's, Monel's, Cu/Ni etc)
  • High Speed Steels
  • Tungsten Carbide Tips
  • Mercury

These grades are just examples. If you have any material which is not listed, or if you don't know what it is we will test and valuate it on site using our Niton Analyser.


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