When it comes to construction and DIY projects, having the right tools and materials is crucial. One essential component that often gets overlooked is fasteners and fixings. These small but mighty pieces play a vital role in holding everything together. If you’re new to DIY, you might find the variety and technicalities a bit overwhelming. In this blog post, we will introduce you to the basics of fasteners and fixings, including the different type, their uses and how to choose the right one for your project.
At Leyton Fasteners, we've worked hard over the last forty years to become a leader in quality and expertise in the world of fasteners. And with a recent uptick in the visitor numbers to our trade counter, we thought it might be a good idea to explain why independent businesses like ourselves are often a better bet for your fastener needs than some of the big box names you’ve all heard of.
Fasteners play a critical role in maintaining the structural integrity of buildings and machinery. From holding together car chassis to securing structural steel in the frames of buildings, fasteners play a crucial role in maintaining safety and functionality.
Quality fasteners play a crucial role in countless industries and applications, yet their significance is often underestimated. Using high quality fasteners is crucial for ensuring safety, durability and the overall success of any project, whether it be in construction or manufacturing. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of quality fasteners and how […]
When it comes to securing structures, whether in construction, engineering, or DIY projects, the importance of reliable fasteners cannot be overstated. One such solution that offers exceptional strength and stability is through bolts. This blog post will delve into the world of through bolts, exploring their various uses and highlighting the numerous benefits they bring to the table.
Hexagon bolts, commonly referred to as hex bolts or hex head bolts, are frequently used fasteners for a wide range of applications. Their distinctive hexagonal heads make them easily recognisable and extremely useful for numerous tasks. In this blog post, we will explore the many uses and advantages of hexagon bolts, shedding light on why they are preferred by professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike.
The European Commission has imposed a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of steel fasteners from China, it announced in the Official Journal of the European Union on the 17th of February. This is on the basis that steel fasteners imported from china are being sold at artificially low prices.
In short, a threaded fastener uses a screw head thread to advance within a nut or pre-tapped hole to enable the connection of two (or more) parts. The fact that these fasteners are threaded means that they can be disassembled and used again if necessary. For this reason, they are considered non-permanent fasteners.
As you might well have noticed, Leyton Fasteners have recently made a foray into the marine fasteners and fixings market. After many years of supplying the industrial sector and other specialist niches, it might come as somewhat as a surprise.
Here at Leyton Fasteners, we specialise in the sale of high-quality marine fasteners & fixings. We supply a huge range of marine grade stainless steel (A4) fasteners that are perfect for general use in marine structural applications. As keen boaters ourselves, we understand how important it is to have fixings that are highly resistant to […]