The Right Fastener for the Job
FDG stocks a large variety of Fasteners to meet all manufacturing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and construction applications. Our extensive range of Nuts, Bolts, Washers, Rivets, Anchors, Screws, Rivnuts, Threaded Rod, Tools and Consumables means you can have the confidence to get the right fasteners for your job. Our SRS system allows you to keep your fastening inventory organised and fully stocked, with QR code functionality linking directly to our FDG Trade Store, trade.fdgnz.com.
Below are some examples of common fasteners and their uses:
Self-tapping screws, as the name suggests threads into the chosen material cutting a grove pulling the fastened materials together. Ideal for securing thin sheet steel/metal.
Self-drilling screws are ideal for wood and metal. Sometimes known as Tek screws, these can be used to fasten metal-to-metal or metal to wood. Self-drilling screws do not require a pilot hole, meaning installation time is dramatically reduced. Available in a variety of sizes and finishes including, Yellow Zinc, Galvanized, and Stainless.
Coach bolts are ideal for fixing heavy timber-to-timber or fixing timber and metal together. Sometime referred to as carriage bolts, coach bolts are very heavy duty and hard wearing. Available in multiple different sizes, small coach bolts are ideal for DIY, where as the larger coach bolts can be used in construction. Coatings available are Zinc, Galvanized and Stainless.
Expansion Hollo Bolts
These bolts are ideal for use when access is available to only one side. These hot-dipped galvanized, seismic approved bolts include a mechanism that expands and provides a clamping force bolting your structure securely in place.
Tension Control Bolts (TCB)
This Tension control bolt consists of a round head with a truncated, flat surface area on the top. The protruding end of the bolt has a 24 sided tip which when calibrated will shear off with the proper tension. High strength TCBs are used in a wide range of applications from beam and column connections to roof trusses and heavy steel to steel connections on bridges and large construction. They are becoming the bolt of choice over other large bolts due to their ease of installation.
Seismic Rated Thru Bolt Anchor (Wedge Anchor)
The Seismic Rated Thru Bolt Anchor is ideal for use in Seismic Zones offering maximum performance and C1 & C2 seismic certification. Ideal for use on projects in Zones with seismic activity, giving you peace of mind through traceability and a high level of testing data.
Sleeve Expansion Anchors
Sleeve Expansion Anchors (also known as Dynabolts) are a versatile option for your anchoring needs. The pre-assembled single unit sleeve quickly expands to secure your bracketing in place. Ideal for masonry, concrete brick and block work.
Rivets are typically used to fasten sheet metal or an application where only one side is accessible. The mandrel is pulled up which expands the rivet, locking it permanently in place and then snapping off at a predetermined tension. FDG has a large range of rivets available in stock between 3.2mm and 12.7mm in Aluminium, steel and stainless steel.
Hex Head Screw Bolts
Screws bolts are a thick industrial size screw, that when installed using an impact wrench, bite their way into the concrete quickly cutting a secure fitting. These easy to install bolts can be used as a permanent fixture or for temporary installations like barriers and temporary fencing. What makes them so versatile is that they can be removed and the fixture repositioned with a new bolt. FDG stocks multiple finishes including Yellow Zinc, Galvanized and Stainless.
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Fasteners are used in thousands of applications from construction to internal design, so having the right treatment on your fasteners can make a job more efficient and effective, saving you time and money as well as looking good.
Depending on your requirements for your fasteners, will depend on the right final finish desired. Read more about the most effective treatments available on the market today and then give FDG a call to see how we have help you with your job.
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