Whether you're in the construction industry or merely a hobbyist, if you regularly buy fasteners, you'll have noticed that the prices have gone up and continue to do so. In some cases, prices have increased by hundreds of percentage points in the last 12 months alone. We've already written about the actions we're taking to mitigate these price increases. Still, it's worth delving a little deeper into what's going on in the industry, why prices continue to spiral, and offering suggestions to protect yourself from the worst of the increases.
In the 20 plus years I've been in the Fasteners industry, I can never recall a period where prices were rising almost daily, yet supply is incredibly tight. Whilst this is clearly true of most of industry and construction, fasteners, whilst crucial to the job, are often the smallest item and overlooked.
There are a number of fastener materials available, all with their pros and cons. From stainless steel to brass, choosing the right fastener material is crucial to the success of your project. Each respective material has different levels of corrosion resistance, tensile strength, and brittleness, and you need to weigh up these factors before deciding which is best for your specific needs. With that in mind, here's a quick overview of some of the most popular fastener materials.
When buying the business some 9 years ago, the two Directors of Leyton Fasteners started to plan the modernisation of the business. For years the systems had been paper driven, the building rather old and requiring upgrading, with investment needed in most areas. Clearly, in a small business, investment must be planned carefully, with due […]
British standard fine (BSF) is a screw thread form as a “fine” alternative to BSW or British standard whitworth. BSF and BSW were common prior to the introduction of “unified” and later metric threads. Whitworth and BSF became obsolete in 1948 following agreement between the UK, USA and Canada to standardise to the American UNC […]
The people you are most likely to talk to, if you call us are: Nigel, Jack and Ben. Nigel (above left) is one of the owners and has been with Leyton for twenty years, having managed the business before buying it in 2012. His knowledge of the industry, huge product knowledge and technical ability is […]
Leyton Fasteners Ltd is a Fastener specialist, based in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, primarily supplying fasteners and fixings to business; we also deal directly with individuals and contractors. Leyton ships to locations across the UK, using either our own transport or carriers. We offer marine related items in A2 and A4 stainless steel grades. We have […]
I guess we all know that metric and imperial are the two main measures for fastener sizes both here in the UK and worldwide. While the US market uses imperial measurements, metric fasteners are more common in the Europe. Metric has been in general use in the UK since the mid 1960’s. but there are […]
Yesterday I had a customer call to buy a fairly standard product, but one, which we don’t usually stock; M12 A4 stainless full nuts. I contacted my normal supplier, who had no stock whatsoever. By the fourth supplier I was starting to worry, thankfully the fifth had some stock. The problem being, that this […]
Leyton Fasteners new website launched last month, with a completely new look, more information for customers and a brand new web-shop.