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Product Assurance – Bespoke Fasteners

Product Assurance – Bespoke Fasteners Blindbolt UK | 28th December 2021 Blind Bolt Standard Fasteners Standard nuts, bolts and washers are manufactured in accordance with national or international standards and must be CE Marked when used in Europe (or UKCA Marking in the UK). There are no harmonised European standards for bespoke fasteners, which means…

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4 Ways to Join Steel with One-Sided Access

4 Ways to Join Steel with One-Sided Access Blindbolt UK | 21st December 2021 Blind Bolts Several techniques can be used to connect steel components together when access is only possible from one side – typically connections to structural hollow sections or when access to both sides of a connection is limited for some other…

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How to Connect Steel Hollow Sections

How To Connect Steel Hollow Sections Blindbolt UK | 14th December 2021 Blind Bolts for Steel Hollow Sections Steel hollow sections are specified because of their structural efficiency and aesthetic appeal. Structurally, circular and square hollow sections have identical properties in both axes, in contrast, to open sections which have a weaker minor axis. Steel…

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Blind Fixings to Steelwork: What Are the Options?

Blind Fixings to Steelwork: What Are the Options? Blindbolt UK | 21st October 2021 Blind Fixing When Are Blind Fixings Needed? The obvious answer is when access is only possible from one side. Common situations are for connections to hollow sections and to other fabricated closed profiles. Sometimes, access to both sides of a joint…

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Hollow Sections: Welded or Bolted Joints?

Hollow Sections: Welded or Bolted Joints? Blindbolt UK | 6th October 2021 Blind Bolts The advantages of hollow sections are clear – lightweight, structurally efficient and ideal for exposed steelwork. The challenge comes when forming joints, particularly when connecting other members or fittings to hollow sections. The common solution is to weld, which is fine…

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Blind bolts vs. Hollo-bolts vs. Box bolts

Blind Bolts vs. Hollo-bolts vs. Box Bolts Blindbolt UK | 29th September 2021 Blind Bolts “Blind” fixings When access for a bolted connection is from one side only, so-called “blind” fixings are the answer. Blind fixings are commonly used when bolting plates or fittings to hollow sections, but may also be used when access to…