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  1. What’s the Difference Between an Anchor Bolt and a Through Bolt?

    When it comes to securing anything from the lightest of fixtures to the heftiest of machinery, the importance of choosing the right bolt cannot be overlooked. It’s the kind of decision that, whilst seemingly minor, underpins the stability and durability of your entire project! Two such fasteners that are often used interchangeably are anchor bolts and through bolts, however, although...
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  2. What is the Difference Between Type 2 and Type 4 Wall Ties?

    If you’re struggling to find the right wall tie for your construction project, you are not alone. Wall ties, essential for the structural integrity of buildings can often lead to confusion, as there are so many types and designs to choose from. With various types available, each designed for specific conditions and applications, deciding on the right one can be...
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  3. Which Types of Screws Don’t Rust?

    Have you ever poured your heart and soul into a project, only to watch it slowly degrade to rust? It’s a common tale of frustration amongst DIYers and professionals alike. At BS Fixings, we understand the disappointment that comes from finding those once-shiny screws tarnished and weakened by corrosion. The struggle is real, and it’s why choosing the right screws...
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  4. Why is Lead Flashing No Longer Used for Roofing?

    Lead flashing has been a mainstay in roofing for centuries, known for its durability and weatherproofing capabilities. However, the use of lead in construction, particularly in roofing, has seen a substantial decline. This shift away from lead flashing is due to a combination of health concerns, environmental impact, and the development of effective alternatives. In this blog, we’ll explore why...
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  5. What are Sheradised Nails?

    At BS Fixings, we know the feeling of pride that comes with a job well done, and that’s why we’re here to introduce you to something that might just become your new favourite tool in your toolbox – sheradised nails. If you’ve ever faced the frustration of corrosion or wear and tear, these nails are about to change your game...
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  6. It’s Time to Prepare for Nesting Season

    As March rolls in, so does nesting season, a natural spectacle where many species of birds start to prepare for the arrival of their new chicks. Whilst this period is fascinating to observe, it can also bring a few challenges for homeowners and businesses alike. Nesting can lead to blocked gutters, damaged roofs, and unwanted droppings in the areas where...
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  7. What is A2 Stainless Steel?

    Stainless steel, a material celebrated for its exceptional blend of strength, corrosion resistance, and affordability, comes in various grades, each tailored for specific uses based on its unique properties. Amongst these, Grade A2 stainless steel stands out as a versatile and widely used option, but what sets Grade A2 apart, and in which applications is it most used? Commonly known...
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  8. Tips and Tricks for No More Nails

    Renovating your home or undertaking a DIY project has never been easier, thanks to UniBond’s No More Nails adhesive. This powerful, heavy-duty construction adhesive offers a robust alternative to traditional fastening methods, removing the need for nails or screws in many projects. Its high-strength, water-resistant formula makes it suitable for adhering wood, ceramic, metal, brick, and most plastics. Plus, as...
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  9. Phillips vs Pozi Screw Heads

    When it comes to fixings and fasteners, precision and compatibility are key. Screws are one such fixing that are essential in a range of industries, including construction, manufacturing, and assembly, playing an important role in joining and mounting materials. Two of the most common screw head designs are Phillips and Pozi. Although these two head types might appear similar at...
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