As one of the country’s leading suppliers of fasteners, bespoke and non-standard fixings are one of our specialities. However, we’re often asked by new and existing customers alike – when and why might you need bespoke fasteners?
As with most things in life, the answer is that it depends. While your fastener selection will always depend on the application, required tensile strength, weight-bearing requirements, and more, there are certain circumstances when a standard fastener just won’t cut it, and that’s when a bespoke solution is required.
So, what are some of the most common reasons for needing a bespoke fastener?
Reasons for Requesting a Bespoke Fastener
There are several reasons you might request a bespoke or non-standard fastener, including:
- When the application demands it: In some cases, the application you’re using the fasteners for will dictate that you need a bespoke solution. For example, if you’re working on a construction project where the weight or forces exerted will exceed that of a standard fastener, you’ll need one specifically designed for the job.
- When standard fasteners won’t fit: In other cases, it might be that the space you’re working with is too large or too tight to accommodate a standard fastener, meaning you need one specifically designed for the dimensions you’re working with.
- When you need something unique: Sometimes, you might need a fastener with a certain aesthetic or to perform a specific function that standard fasteners don’t offer. In these cases, a bespoke solution is often the best (and sometimes only) option.
- When the existing standard fastener solution doesn’t cut it: There are plenty of applications (especially on older classic vehicles) where an old or obsolete fastener could do the job, but a bespoke one would perform better than the original. It could be that the original fastener material has been surpassed by recent advances in technology and manufacturing, so you might put in a bespoke order for the same fastener design made up of a more durable material.
If you’re ever in doubt about whether you need a bespoke fastener for your project or not, the best thing to do is get in touch with an expert who can offer guidance and advice, such as the staff here at Leyton Fasteners. We’re always happy to help no matter what you need.
What Do I Need for a Bespoke Fastener Order?
When requesting one or several bespoke fasteners, we need the basics, such as your application, material preference, sizes, and quantities. However, what is really useful when supplying made-to-order fasteners is having a drawing, sketch, or even just a good description of the required fastener.
Doing so allows us to understand your requirements in greater detail and produce a sample for you to sign off on before we have the fasteners made to your specifications.
Again, if you’re ever in doubt, pick up the phone and give us a call – we’re always happy to talk through your requirements. It could just be that a very obscure fastener out there will do the trick, and we might have it in stock. If you don’t ask, you don’t get as they say!
Source Bespoke Fasteners from Leyton Fasteners Today
It doesn’t matter if you need fasteners made of an obscure material or a non-conventional size; here at Leyton Fasteners, we can source and supply them for you. We’re experts in bespoke fastening solutions and would be more than happy to discuss your requirements in greater detail.
Get in touch with us today, and we’ll do our utmost to find a fastener solution that fits your needs perfectly.