Facade screws can often be an overlooked element in construction; however, they are pivotal to achieve secure installations and durable constructions. In this blog post, we are going to explain what facade screws are and how they can help you in your DIY and construction endeavours.

Defining Facade Screws

Facade screws, as the name suggests, are specifically designed for fixing facade cladding to a substrate or underlying layer. They are more than just a regular type of screw; they are purpose-built fasteners that ensure secure and reliable installations. They are available in various sizes and materials, allowing you to choose the perfect fit for your specific project needs. They are commonly characterised for their superior strength and longevity.

Common Uses

Facade screws perform particularly well when securing cladding materials such as timber, metal, or insulation boards to the underlying structure. They are designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions, generally manufactured out of stainless steel to offer excellent resistance to corrosion and wear. Additionally, they can also accommodate thermal expansion and contraction, to ensure the stability of the cladding material even under varying temperatures.

Ease of Installation

Another advantage of facade screws is their ease of installation, with many types featuring self-drilling tips to eliminate the need for pre-drilled holes. This can help to save a considerable amount of time and effort on construction sites or when completing a DIY project, making the process more efficient.

Different Types

In recognition of the variety of tasks they must perform, facade screws come in a range of sizes and types. Whether you're working on a small DIY project or a large-scale construction, there's a facade screw that fits the bill. Here at BS Fixings, we stock a number of facade screws from industry leader SPAX, find below the different types you can find on our website and how they are used.

SPAX A2 Stainless Steel Facade Screws with Cut Point

The A2 facade screws with a CUT point feature a countersunk head and T-Star plus T20 driver, which enables you to create a secure fixing in wooden facade, such as board and batten cladding. Due to the countersunk head, the fixing is concealed when inserted, offering a clean and flush finish. The tip of the screw has a CUT point, which reduces splitting within wooden materials, allowing you to create a professional and strong connection every time.

cut point facade screw

We also stock a smaller version with a T-Star plus T15, which has the same features but is more suitable for tongue and groove profiles.

facade screw

SPAX A2 Stainless Steel Facade Screws with Fixing Thread

This facade screw is slightly different to the ones mentioned above as it features a fixing thread towards the head of the screw. This attribute makes this screw suitable for board and batten cladding, as the smooth section of the shank helps to absorb movements of the board during harsh weather conditions. This means you will have a reliable and long-lasting fixing that will not become loose over time. Another contrast is the tip of the screw, with this type featuring a 4CUT point instead of a CUT. This 4CUT has a tip which is shaped like an arrow, which successfully displaces wood fibres and creates a perfect space for the shaft of the screw to fit through. As a result of this design, minimal screwing-in torque is needed, allowing for a quick and easy installation.

fixing thread facade screw

All of the facade screws we supply are sold in boxes of 100 or 200 and are available in many different sizes to fulfil your requirements. Please feel free to browse our fixing products today or if you require more help, contact us on 03330 117818 or email info@bsfixings.co.uk and we will be happy to help!