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, offering an upgrade from traditional galvanised nails. Let's explore why these nails are a superior choice for both indoor and outdoor applications!

What are Sheradised Nails?

Sheradised nails are not an ordinary type of nail, they are steel nails that have undergone a process called sheradising, which helps to increase their durability and corrosion resistance. This process involves coating the steel nails in zinc, not through the usual process of galvanisation but through a thermal diffusion method instead. This technique ensures an even coating around the nail, providing superior protection against rust and corrosion compared to standard galvanised nails. The process involves heating the nails in a zinc powder environment, allowing the zinc to form a strong layer around the metal.

The Sheradising Process

The sheradising process is quite interesting, setting these nails apart from their counterparts. It involves placing clean steel nails in a closed rotating drum with zinc powder and a filler-like sand. As the drum is heated to around 380-450°C, the zinc vaporises and diffuses onto the surface of the steel nails, forming a tight, adherent zinc-iron alloy layer. This not only improves the nail’s resistance to corrosion but also its overall toughness and durability.

Why Choose Sheradised Nails?

Choosing sheradised nails for your projects offers several benefits:

Longevity and Anti-Corrosion Properties

One of the standout features of sheradised nails is their superior longevity and anti-corrosion properties. The sherardising process creates a barrier that is highly resistant to environmental elements, making these nails ideal for use in areas prone to moisture and corrosion. This durability ensures a longer lifespan for your projects, reducing the need for frequent maintenance or replacement. Whether it’s rain, snow, or sunshine, sheradised nails remain resilient, ensuring your structures remain secure and intact for years to come.

Indoor and Outdoor Use

Thanks to their robust anti-corrosion properties, sheradised nails are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Whether you're working on timber constructions, outdoor decking, fencing, or roofing, these nails provide the strength and durability you need. Their exceptional corrosion resistance makes them particularly suitable for projects exposed to the elements or in damp environments, where traditional nails might fail.


Investing in sheradised nails is a cost-effective choice in the long run. Whilst they might have a slightly higher upfront cost compared to standard nails, their longevity and reduced need for replacements or repairs make them a more economical option over time. By choosing sheradised nails, you’re investing in the longevity of your project, saving you time and money in maintenance and repair costs.

Range of Nail Designs

Sheradised nails come in various designs to suit different construction tasks. From square twist nails approved for use with joist hangers and brackets to annular ring nails that offer extra grip for outdoor projects, there’s a sheradised nail for almost every application. This versatility ensures that you can find the perfect nail for your specific project requirements, whether it's for framing, decking, or any other construction task.

Comparison to Galvanisation

Whilst both sheradised and galvanised nails aim to protect against corrosion, there are notable differences between the two. Galvanisation typically involves dipping the nails in molten zinc, which can lead to uneven coverage and potential weak spots. In contrast, sheradising provides a more uniform and durable zinc coating, offering improved protection. Additionally, sherardised nails are less prone to hydrogen embrittlement, a common issue with galvanised nails, making them a safer choice for critical applications.

Choosing the Right Sheradised Nails for Your Project

At BS Fixings, we offer a comprehensive range of sheradised nails to suit various applications. For best results, ensure you're using the appropriate size and type of sheradised nail for your material and application, and follow standard best practices for nailing and construction. Our expert team is always on hand to provide guidance and advice, ensuring you choose the best fit for your construction needs.

Explore our range of sheradised nails and other high-quality fixings on our website today or if you require additional information, please feel free to call us on 03330 117818 or email and we will be happy to help!