Bolts, nuts and washers are available with a galvanised finish to protect against corrosion. Galvanised fasteners are characterised by the presence of a protective shell applied by a process of hot-dipping, this finishing process adds a layer over the surface. When fasteners are galvanised, they are submerged inside a container filled with molten zinc. After […]
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.
One of the things that often concern us here at Leyton Fasteners, are when we hear of folk refurbishing machines yet still re-using the old nuts, bolts and washers. When fasteners have been used for many years holding parts together, they can suffer from neglect, corrosion and stress, all of which can lead to failure. So, […]
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.
In the fastener industry, there are organizations that specify the strength and marking requirements for both metric and imperial size bolts and screws sold around the world. Here we explain what the markings are and what they mean for the most commonly used. The term Grade is the word we use to identify the material, […]
Many folks simply aren’t aware of the size of the industry standing behind Classic, Vintage and Veteran cars and motorcycles, pundits reckon that turnover of companies supplying this area runs into billions of pounds per year. As interest in these vehicles has increased so has a cottage industry of small businesses repairing, servicing and restoring vehicles, […]
The other day I was passing a building site to drop off some supplies and noticed a stationary engine driving a pump, which was emptying a huge volume of water from some tanks that were being demolished. The thud thud of the engine drew me across to look at it, a single cylinder, only to find […]
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.
Whilst the subject of Stud bolts can hardly be described as exciting, we often hear stories of how our fasteners are used, from holding down a distillation column to attaching vital armour plates to a classic tank! ASTM A193 B7 studs are made of chromium-molybdenum steel and are well known for their capabilities to weather […]
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 […]