There does appear to be a “relentless” increase in prices, despite currency fluctuations in favour of the pound. The drivers appear to be driven by iron ore costs and rampant global demand, as well as the well-publicised shipping costs.
Fasters are a crucial part of all installation, engineering, and maintenance tasks in the workplace and personal DIY projects. During the 2020 pandemic, the home improvement market has grown significantly as more people have spent time at home. With more homeowners getting inspired to start DIY projects, interest levels in fasteners have dramatically increased.
So sang Nat King Cole and a host of others in that famous song. However, if you’re a small business, manufacturer, constructor or anyone who needs fasteners at the moment, there may well be trouble ahead! We are seeing a number of issues playing out at the moment, most of them COVID and Brexit related.
Despite the weather, Covid and Lockdowns we are still here and open....and busier than ever! The counter remains open, with Covid safety foremost, for both our staff and customers. Please observe the "one in, one out" and wear a face mask when entering our premises. Thank you and let's make 2021 a happy and prosperous new year!
We will close on Friday 18th December 2020 at 4pm for our Christmas and New Year break. Back on January 4th 20201. Please make a note of the closing times as we will be unable to process orders through this period. Thank you for your custom throughout the year, have a great Christmas and here's to a better 2021 for all of us!
Over the last few months, we have seen an increasing number of requests for fasteners, mainly bolts, sets, nuts and washers from enthusiasts in the Heritage steam sector. Whilst a fairly small sector of business, there does appear to be a strong demand for quality, industrial grade fasteners, particularly in the older and mainly imperial […]
The WW2 Tank Our customer found the vehicle, A Morris light tank of WW2 vintage, in very poor state of repair and was in the process of restoring it. The partly riveted hull of rolled steel was held by some interesting dome headed bolts, which held the armament to the substructure. It is these bolts […]
Since re-opening the trade counter in July, sales have more than doubled! We’ve added new lines to the normal fasteners and fixing, with quality hand tools, BAHCO tools and saws, studding and consumables. We also carry gloves, sanitiser and masks. As usual we can offer local delivery as well as carrier nationwide. We are fully […]
Covid 19 has had a severe impact on our industry and customers, which is likely to reverberate around the business for many years to come. However, we’ve stayed open throughout, initially closing the trade counter and relying on our website and telephone sales. In fact our fastest selling items in the early days of covid […]
Nigel has worked at Leyton for nearly 20 years, following a career with BNFL at Capenhurst. Working with the previous owner Iain Raw, he decided to buy the company back in 2012 and has run things since then. The business has changed dramatically in the last ten years, specifically with more business than ever […]