Shield anchors and sleeve anchors for fixing to masonry. Anchors provide a heavy duty fixing in solid materials such as brick, block and other masonry. Inserted into a pre drilled hole, the outer part expands to grip the surface and provide a solid secure fixing point. Used for more substantial fixing than with simple plug and screw.
Selection of fixing bolts used in home improvement and construction. Bolts are fixings comprising a threaded metal bar with head at one end so that it may be inserted through a hole in a material and fastened with a nut at the other end. Threads on the bolt and the nut are matched. A range of bolt designs are available for many specific applications
Galvanised and bright ring or smooth brads for a number of different applications. A brad is a thin wire nail which may have either a head or a small projection on one side. Simple brads may be used for glazing work to retain the glass in position. Other brads are designed for use in specific models of nail gun and come in a strip.
Brass screws for use with brass fittings such as hinges. Brass screws are available in many different patterns. Their use is usually for fixing brass locks hinges and other brass items. Brass is a softer material than steel and pilot holes should be drilled first to prevent damage. In some situations, steel screws are used as a temporary fixing before swapping for brass screws.
Bright or self coloured steel nails for general construction work. Bright nails are used for all manner of nailing work. Ideal for general interior and exterior nailing including carpentry and wood frames. These nails have a bright finish and are used where the nail head will be seen and appearance matters
Fixings for cavity wall and hollow items. Cavity fixings are designed to create a fixing point in hollow items where a regular plug cannot be used. Their designs vary but the principal is that the fixing has some mechanism which, when the screw is tightened, will grip the inner surface of the cavity to provide support. In addition, some hollow wall fixings have very deep threads which anchor into the facing material to provide the required support
Fixing clips ranging from hose clips to tool clips. Two main types of clip are included here. Clips for holding items such as tools - these may be used for hanging small hand tools in the workshop or shed. Hose clips which are used for fixing hoses to outlets. Often referred to as jubilee clips, these have a worm screw which tightens a metal band around the hose to hold it in place securely
Coach bolts and carriage bolts. Generally plated or galvanised to resist corrosion, coach bolts and carriage bolts provide heavy duty fixings. Unlike ordinary bolts, they normally have a rounded head with a square section below which grips the wood while the nut at the other end is tightened
Specialist drop in anchor or expansion plugs from manufacturers including Fischer. Often used in shallow concrete or masonry these fixings provide a socket for the fixing of bolts and threaded rods. As the bolt or rod is tightened, the expansion plug expands to grip the sides of the drilled hole
Screws for external applications including fixing decking timbers. These exterior screws are corrosion resistant so that they can be used outside. Often zinc plated or galvanised to resist moisture. Specialist decking screws are designed to drive easily without splitting timbers. May be collated. For hardwood decking, pilot holes should be drilled first
Frame fixings for use with door and window frames. These fixings comprise a plug and screw supplied as a pair and pre mounted. A hole is drilled through the frame and into the masonry. The frame fixing is then tapped fully into the fixing hole with a hammer before being finally tightened with a screwdriver
Specialist fixings for furniture and and cabinets such as kitchen units. Included here are cam dowels and cam locks for fixing together two panels, connecting screws for joining cabinets together as well as joint blocks for securing plinths and worktops in position. Joint blocks are also used for simple connection of two panels where appearance is less important
Simple hooks, cup hooks and coat hooks. Hooks designed for all manner of applications - often electro brass plated or white plastic coated. Small cup hooks and the like have a screw threaded point and are driven into the timber by hand whereas cabin and coat hooks etc are secured with screws.
Drywall screws and masonry screws for fixing plasterboard. These screws are specially designed to fix plasterboard or drywall to timber or metal studs. They tend to have fairly deep threads giving additional grip. Commonly used as a versatile "all rounder" fixing due to their rapid driving threads and thinner shafts with a sharp point allowing the screw to be started more easily
Nails and pins used for general fixings in construction and home improvement projects. The simplest and quickest of all fixings these, nails and pins are simply driven into the surface with a hammer. They are used where the additional fixing strength of screws is not required or justified.
Standard nuts as well as wing nuts, cap nuts and dome nuts. Nuts are used in conjunction with bolts or threaded rods to provide strong fixings. The thread of the nut and bolt must match. A number of different head types is available from hexagonal through to wing nuts which are designed to be readily removable
Nails specially designed for fixing plasterboard or drywall to timber stud work. These plasterboard nails are galvanised to make them corrosion resistant and have countersunk heads so they sit flush with the board surface. The shaft is ridged which gives extra grip preventing them working loose
Plastic headed nails for specific application including fixing UPVC. These nails usually have a stainless steel shank together with a sharp point and the head has a plastic cover. Annular rings improve the grip characteristics so that they are almost as secure as screws. These fixings are hammered home and often used for securing PVC profiles and other maintenance free items where a secure fixing is required. Used where nails or screws would give an unsightly appearance
Plastic and nylon fixing plugs for secure fixings in masonry. Plugs come in a range of sizes to suit different application. The basic principle is that the plug is inserted into a hole drilled in brick, block or stone to provide an anchor point for a screw. As the screw is tightened, the plastic plug expands gripping the side wall of the drilled hole to provide a secure fastening
Blind and flange rivets for use with riveters. Rivets are metal pins which can be inserted through a hole in two surfaces to form a fastening. The pin is mounted in a sleeve with a preformed head at one end. As the pin is drawn through the sleeve by the riveter a second "head" is formed tightly against the other surface to give a secure fixing
General purpose round wire nails for building and DIY projects. These "all rounders" comprise a steel wire shaft with a round head. They are normally used where appearance is not a major concern. The larger head makes for increased contact with the head of the hammer as it is driven into the wood making them popular for general work.
Caps and cups for screw fixings. Generally made from plastic these screw cups and caps are used to give a neater appearance to fixings. They are available in a range of colours. The screw cup is mounted on the screw prior to fixing and the screw cap is clipped in place. They are designed for concealing both slotted and cross head screws - particular used with melamine or laminated panels
Self tapping or self boring screws for fixing to metal. Self tapping screws have hardened threads which enable them to create an internal thread in the material as they are driven in. Sometimes referred to as sheet metal screws, these provide a secure method of fixing to metal work.
Shear nuts, sometimes referred to as security nuts. These nuts are specially designed to provide a vandal resistant fixing. The nut has a cone shaped base and hexagonal top. As the nut is fully tightened, the hexagonal section shears off leaving the domed section in place. This domed section is smooth giving a secure fixing which is difficult to undo
Staples for a range of different staplers or staple guns. Staples are "U" shaped wire fixings designed to hold materials in place. The staples are driven into the surface using a staple gun or tacker. The two points drive into the surface leaving the top of the "U" exposed holding the material