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.
The specific fastener you choose is vital, especially when you’re investing significant sums into projects such as a new suite of kitchen units, glass splashbacks, a classic car restoration, or even a play area for the kids. DIY projects on this scale do not come cheap, and they can be time-consuming.
To prevent any unnecessary expenses and to avoid wasting your time, you need to get the little details (such as your selection of fasteners) right the first time.
Why Are Fasteners Important?
Choosing the right fastener is every bit as important as your home improvement designs or your blueprint for a commercial construction project. Regardless of your specific industry or use case, your project’s success depends on the quality of materials you use.
Although fasteners are generally inexpensive, choosing the wrong one can lead to damage and expensive repair and replacement costs. The wrong fastener can cause joints or pipework to become loose or leak, cause structural damage, or leave you with poor product functionality.
An incorrect fastener installation will not always be evident from the get-go. Your fastener might work correctly and fasten the product securely initially but might become loose or strained a few days later. This strain can lead to more significant problems if undetected and can be potentially dangerous.
Which Fastener is Right for Your Project?
Choosing the right fastener can be overwhelming because of the wide variety available. No matter what the nature of your project is, the fastener you choose must allow for efficient, durable, and safe installations.
Naturally, you don’t want to rush your choice, but you don’t want to spend an unreasonable amount of time deciphering which fastener offers the best solution for your needs. There’s no point trying to guess if you’re inexperienced in this particular area. Instead, it makes much more sense to consult the help of fastener experts such as ourselves. We’ve seen pretty much every fastener there is, and we can always offer a perfect solution, even if we have to make it from scratch.
Regardless of your choice, the one thing your fastener you choose should be durable. You’ve got to buy fasteners that do a high-quality job that lasts decades. That’s why it’s so imperative you choose a quality-assured manufactured fastener that is robust and certain to last as long as you need it to.
Why Are Fastener Sizes Important?
Once you’ve decided upon the right type of fastener and ensured its quality, you need to make sure you choose the right size. Otherwise, it’s going to be no good to you, no matter how amazing its longevity and design is.
Let’s take a screw as an example. You could be choosing between 8mm or 10mm in length. Although both those screws could successfully secure an item to the wall, one screw is much more likely to fix the load securely and conveniently than the other, depending on your specific needs.
Remember, just because a fastener will adequately secure the load does not make it the best option for you. Taking a “that’ll do” approach to your fasteners is bound to lead to trouble further down the line.
Why Should You Choose Leyton Fasteners?
For over four decades, Leyton Fasteners have been the chosen supplier for engineering, manufacturing and construction firms. We are the preferred supplier for home improvement and classic car enthusiasts too because of our wide range of unique or obsolete fasteners. Our clients even refer to our stock room as Aladdin’s Cave!
If by some miracle we don’t have the fastener you need, we can source it for you or have it manufactured. Therefore, if you need a fastener, we can supply you with it no matter what it is.
Better still, our next working day delivery service is a convenient way to get quality fasteners without the hassle. Our friendly team members are experts in the world of fasteners and would gladly help you get what you need whenever you need it.