Tape Measures

A tape measure is a type of hand tool used for measuring a wide range of materials, objects and distances in various professional and home DIY applications. Tape measures feature a long length of marked material with measurements along the full length and are available in a range of sizes. The measurements are often both in metric (centimetres and metres) and imperial (inches and feet) units. Most measuring tapes are flexible, which allow the tape to measure around the curves and enable it to be rolled up and easily carried. Most commonly made of a coated, flexible steel strip, other measures use plastic or fabric where the measure must be more flexible for accurate use.

Check our Tape Measures Guide for information about the variety of types available, as well as their different applications.

Types of Tape Measures:

Tape measures used in carpentry or construction industries often use a stiff, curved metallic tape that can remain stiff and straight when extended at length. Tape widths vary and wider tapes have a greater rigid strength over a larger distance for ease of use when working alone. The tape can be retracted into a coil for convenient storage and to avoid damage. Flexible measuring tapes are intended for use in tailoring or dressmaking. Known as a sewing tape, these types are made from fibreglass, which does not tear or stretch and typically do not sit within a retractable housing.


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Description Price Length Blade Width Imperial or Metric Open Case Frame Material Series Coating Chemical Resistant Height Safe
RS Stock No. 364-4956
Mfr. Part No.0-34-262
BrandStanley
£14.71
Each
Units
30m 12.7mm Both - ABS - - - -
RS Stock No. 667-5934
Mfr. Part No.0-32-125
BrandStanley
£8.27
Each
Units
3m 12.5mm Metric - ABS - - - -
RS Stock No. 833-0835
Mfr. Part No.XTHT0-33503
BrandStanley
£31.34
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5m - Both - ABS FatMax Mylar - -
RS Stock No. 833-0841
Mfr. Part No.XTHT0-33501
BrandStanley
£35.61
Each
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8m - Metric - ABS FatMax Mylar - -
RS Stock No. 690-0707
Mfr. Part No.FT50CM
BrandLufkin
£39.98
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50m 13mm Metric Yes - FT50CM - - -
RS Stock No. 364-4934
Mfr. Part No.2-34-791
BrandStanley
£22.35
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30m 12mm Both Yes ABS 100/30 PVC - -
RS Stock No. 653-9172
Mfr. Part No.5-33-886
BrandStanley
£26.11
Each
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5m 32mm Both - Chrome Plated Metal, Rubber FatMax Mylar - -
RS Stock No. 833-0839
Mfr. Part No.XTHT0-33504
BrandStanley
£35.61
Each
Units
8m - Both - ABS FatMax Mylar - -
RS Stock No. 653-9138
Mfr. Part No.5-33-891
BrandStanley
£29.66
Each
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8m 32mm Both - Chrome Plated Metal, Rubber FatMax Mylar - -
RS Stock No. 910-3246
Mfr. Part No.893.316SLS
BrandFacom
£15.68
Each
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3m 16mm Metric - ABS - Nylon - Yes
RS Stock No. 517-432
Mfr. Part No.0-34-132
BrandStanley
£34.42
Each
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30m 10mm Both - ABS FatMax Polymer - -
RS Stock No. 910-3240
Mfr. Part No.893.519SLS
BrandFacom
£21.24
Each
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5m 19mm Metric - ABS - Nylon - Yes
RS Stock No. 667-5925
Mfr. Part No.0-33-892
BrandStanley
£28.84
Each
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8m 32mm Metric - Chrome Plated Metal, Rubber FatMax Mylar Yes -
RS Stock No. 489-0920
Mfr. Part No.T3442M 3
BrandCK
£5.32
Each
Units
3m 13mm Metric - ABS ST Nylon - -
RS Stock No. 833-0817
Mfr. Part No.STHT0-33568
BrandStanley
£17.94
Each
Units
5m 28mm Both - Rubber - Nylon - -
RS Stock No. 667-5928
Mfr. Part No.0-33-887
BrandStanley
£26.11
Each
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5m 32mm Metric - Chrome Plated Metal, Rubber FatMax Mylar Yes -
RS Stock No. 489-1018
Mfr. Part No.T3442M 5
BrandCK
£8.54
Each
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5m 19mm Metric - ABS ST Nylon - -
RS Stock No. 168-030
Mfr. Part No.FT30CM
BrandLufkin
£28.99
Each
Units
30m 13mm Metric Yes - FT30CM - - -
RS Stock No. 667-5922
Mfr. Part No.0-33-728
BrandStanley
£26.11
Each
Units
8m 32mm Metric - ABS FatMax Mylar Yes -
RS Stock No. 833-0813
Mfr. Part No.STHT0-33567
BrandStanley
£14.49
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3m 19mm Both - Rubber - Nylon - -
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