Custom Metal Manufacturing Services in Dartmouth

At Burnside Sheet Metal Ltd, we’re equipped to make numerous types of custom residential and commercial products made of metal. Those include:

  • Back pans and drip/drain pans
  • Backsplashes
  • Chimney caps
  • Stainless steel
  • Countertops
  • Ductwork
  • Flashing
  • Smoke pipes

We primarily work with the following types of sheet metal:

  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum (plain and coloured)
  • Galvanized
  • Cold rolled steel
  • Copper

To answer all of your metalsmith needs, we conduct various restaurant related and welding work (in shop and on-site).

We’re also equipped to manufacture (from templates) vehicle body/rocker panels and sell 4 feet by 8 feet metal sheets (larger sheets can be ordered in advance).

Sheet Metal Available

Light sheet metal, 26-gauage (thin) to 16 gauge (thickest), is available in sheets of 4 feet by 8 feet.

Materials available:

  • Steel/black iron — Needs to be painted, as it’s bare metal
  • Galvanized sheets — Has an anti-rust coating but may also be painted
  • Stainless steel — Dull or polished/brushed finish (similar product used on appliances)
  • Aluminum 
    • Plain — .030 to .090 thicknesses available
    • Checkerplate — .060 thickness
    • White/brown aluminum (flashing) — .032 thickness
  • Copper — 16 oz thickness, 3 feet by 8 feet sheets)

Miscellaneous Metals Available

We also provide angled iron, flat stock, round or square bars of various thicknesses, such as ½”, ¼”, 3/16” in aluminum, steel, and stainless

Note: These items are not stock items, but we can have them in stock for you within one to two days.


  • ½” or 1” expanded metal screen, 4 feet by 8 feet sheets
  • Grecian — Decorative screen that is paintable, available in 3 feet by 8 feet sheets


Tabletops can be bent for garage, kitchen, workshops; available in steel, galvanized, or 

stainless steel (up to 4 feet by 8 feet in size). These include any backsplashes and/or overhands required. Any larger sizes must be welded and polished. 

Drain Pans

Used for under any water-containing item (washers, hot water tanks, air conditioner units, etc.), with or without drain hole. 


Door kick plates, corner guards, and heat shields are available with or without mounting holes. 


We are able to bend up to 8 feet long and cut up to 10 feet long. We work with steel, galvanized steel, and stainless steels up to 1/16” (no thicker). We cut and bend aluminum sheets up to .09” thick (slightly less than 1/8”). 

Some examples of items we bend in our shop are:


Rocker Panels

Panels are bent straight NOT rolled up to 8-feet long. We require that you provide us with template made from the shape of your rockers (using a strip of metal hand-bent to the profile on the side of your car or truck). 


  • Light welding (metals up to 3/16” thick)
  • MIG welding with steel or stainless steel or stainless wire, aluminum welding
  • TIG welding with steel, stainless, aluminum (up to 1/8” thick)

If you can bring it into our shop, we can most likely weld it! Sorry, we are unable to weld on vehicles. 

Examples of some items we have welded repaired are:

  • Machine panels/parts
  • Restaurant equipment (shelves, fry baskets, donair scoops) 
  • Porch swings
  • Lawn chairs
  • Broken bike parts
  • Frames
  • Lawnmower parts
  • Snowblower parts
  • …and much more


  • Duct and pipe for hot air systems and wood stoves
  • Square or round duct (custom-made to any size)
  • (Elbows, ducting, pipe, transitions, plenums, offsets, reducers, etc.)

Chimney Caps

  • China caps
  • Cloverleafs
  • Closed caps (may be made from galvanized or stainless steel)
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