Cedar Steel has the capability to draft, plan, supply, fabricate, install and surface treat universal beams to create durable structures for a range of projects in Sydney

Universal Beams (UB)

Also known as I-Beams or Rolled Steel Joist (RSJ) beams

We can cater to a wide range of requirements for universal beams in Sydney:

  • Standard (9m to 20m)
  • Heavy (460mm, 540mm and 610mm)

Our team can also produce non-standard beams cut to length in a variety of sizes on request.


All our universal beams are finished in Zinc Phosphate Primer as per Australian industry standards.

However, we can also supply other finishes to meet your requirements:

  • Powder Coating
  • Hot Dip Galvanised Finish
  • Hot Zinc Spray
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What is a Universal Beam?

A universal beam is a type of structural steel known for its shape: it has a taller height (the middle section between the side flanges) and shorter flanges (the supporting parts on the ends), with the same cross-section along its length.

When looking at a universal steel beam from either end it looks like a capital ‘I’ in a sans font, which is why it has its name.

The benefits of this shape and its robust composition are:

  • High Tensile Strength
  • Excellent at bearing load under direct pressure or tension in multiple directions
  • More lightweight than Universal Columns (H-Beams)
  • Even weight distribution
  • Can prevent vibration in a building

Universal beams are often used in conjunction with universal columns to create strong steel structures for buildings. 

We provide end-to-end services to look after the steel structure requirements of your project from start to finish.

Undeniably Robust Fabrication

A universal steel beam is always one piece of metal throughout (no welding).

Due to the style of its fabrication (where it is rolled or milled out of steel instead of being joined together by multiple pieces), universal beams are a versatile and dependable structural application for every builder. Making the building of the metal structure process faster and more efficient.

More stable. Less need for numerous structural supports. Less time and money wasted.

Applications for Universal Beams across industries:

For Residential Use:

  • Primary Frameworks & Supporting Components
  • Residential Dwellings
  • Multi-Storey Dwellings
  • We offer a 48-hour turnaround time for Residential Projects

For Commercial Use

  • Structural Framework
  • Support Components
  • Shopping Centres
  • Offices
  • Mezzanine floors to expand retail space

For Industrial Use

  • Primary Structural Framework
  • Expansions
  • Manufacturing
  • Warehouse Mezzanine Floors