Are metallic conduits right for my project?

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Looking for a solution to protect vulnerable wires? Learn more about metallic conduits in this article and whether or not they’re the right fit for your project!

Flexible conduits are a vital accessory for any wiring project.

Whether you’re tidying up the cables behind your TV at home, organising wires underneath your office desk or working on a commercial wiring project, flexible conduits provide excellent protection for all your wires.

They’re available in two main forms – metallic and non-metallic.

Here, our experts discuss the benefits of metallic conduits and whether or not they’re right for your wiring project.

What are the differences between metallic and non-metallic conduits?

There are three key differences between metallic and non-metallic conduits – material, cost and durability.

Metallic conduits are, generally, more expensive than their non-metallic counterparts, but they offer heightened protection from extreme hot or cold temperatures, fires and other conditions.

Being made from stronger materials, like stainless steel, they’re much more durable and have a longer lifespan than non-metallic alternatives.

If you’re looking for something flexible to bend around tight corners, or corrosion-resistant, you may be better off opting for one of these non-metallic alternatives. This is because metal, of course, isn’t the most flexible and is highly susceptible to corrosion in wet (or otherwise moist) conditions.

What are the benefits of metallic conduits?

Metallic conduits offer many benefits, some of which include:

  • They’re durable and – with proper care and maintenance – will last you for many years.
  • Galvanised steel, stainless steel and other metals that these conduits are made from are all recyclable, making them the most environmentally friendly option.
  • They can withstand extreme temperatures and conditions, making them the perfect choice for wiring projects in harsh operating environments.
  • They’re made from non-combustible materials and are ideal for fire safety applications.
  • They’re incredibly easy to fabricate and are excellent for projects that require custom sizes.

Are metallic conduits right for my project?

Metallic conduits – be it galvanised steel, stainless steel or otherwise – are best suited to demanding industrial applications.

Unlike plastic alternatives, metal conduits can withstand high temperatures, and offer unmatched chemical resistance. So you can be confident that your wires are always protected.

They can be used almost anywhere – including behind walls and various other structures, thanks to their spiral construction.

If you need something waterproof to protect your cables from excess moisture, you may be better off opting for a plastic alternative or keeping an eye out for a liquid-tight metallic conduit instead.

Our D-series for example offers all the benefits of a metallic conduit, with the additional advantage of protecting your wires from water damage, thanks to the outer PVC coating.

Order high-quality metallic conduits from Flex It!

Here at Flex It, we stock a selection of metallic conduits that would be the perfect fit for your wiring project.

To find out more about our range, or for help choosing metallic conduits, our experts are here and more than happy to help and offer their top recommendations.

Give us a call today on 01530 812 195 or drop us an email at and we’ll be in touch with more information shortly!

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