Thunderbolt™ has made it to BS Fixings - the original self-tapping anchor bolts! The Thunderbolt™ brand comprises an extensive range of versatile bolts, that can be used with a variety of construction materials such as concrete, brick, and stone. No matter how small or large your task is, these fixings are suitable for any job and are a cost-effective and long-lasting solution. Whether you’re a builder, renovator, roofer, or even plumber, this range will be ideal for you.

We stock over 20 brands on our website, and we are eager to continue growing the collection, to deliver our customers the most innovative and up-to-date products. By partnering up with prominent names within the industry, we can assure you that all of the items we supply are the very best of the best, so you can always achieve outstanding results.

Why should you choose Thunderbolt™ fixings?

Each Thunderbolt™ is a one-piece, non-expansion anchor, that allows for a quick and easy installation. Due to their design, these bolts do not require a wall plug or resin, making them perfect for close-to-edge fixing tasks. This means that you do not need to purchase additional accessories to ensure the fixing is secure, making Thunderbolt™ one of the most cost-efficient solutions on the market!

They are manufactured with a threaded anchor and self-tapping design, which offers safe anchorage. If you’re inserting the fixing into wood or require a leak-proof fastening, you can use washers with the Thunderbolt™ range, to make the assembly even more long-lasting. The majority of the range is available in a zinc and yellow finish that offers corrosion resistance, however, there are galvanised options as well. The galvanised collection is ideal for environments that might be exposed to more corrosive substances, such as coastal areas, marine settings, and industrial industries.

Their advanced design means that they can be used for both permanent and temporary projects, so not only will they hold up to wear and tear in long-term construction jobs, but they can easily be removed if required.

Different head types of the Thunderbolt™ range

To suit a variety of project requirements, these fixings are obtainable in six different head types, including:

Hexagon – hex head fixings are the most common in the range as they are strong and versatile and can be utilised for a variety of general construction tasks.

Hexagon flange – the flange head helps to spread the holding power over a greater area, producing a durable fastening.

Pan – similar to the flange head, pan types spread the load over a greater area, however, the end result looks tidier as the pan head is flatter.

Hook – hook bolts are used for load-bearing purposes, they can be used to hand products from ceilings as well as secure roofing panels.

Eye – eye bolts are ideal for anchoring down materials such as rope and cables.

Countersunk – for jobs that require a clean and professional finish, the countersunk head can ensure the fixing sits flush with the surface material.

For cases where there are safety legal requirements, there are ETA-certified and CE-marked Thunderbolt™ products. These bolts have been thoroughly tested to European standards, to ensure the item can be used in the most demanding of projects.

How to use Thunderbolts™

If you’re curious as to how these fixings work, we have provided some simple instructions below.

  1. Measure the size of your Thunderbolt™ and use a drill bit of the same size. Drill a hole into your desired material and drive a little deeper than the length of the bolt.
  2. Remove any dust particles from the hole. You can blow air around the area or use a brush and vacuum.
  3. Using a compatible impact driver, screw the bolt in place. As they are designed with a self-tapping thread, you need to make sure you use downward pressure.
  4. Secure the fixing in place using a tightening motion.

We supply the Thunderbolt™ range in many different sizes, to meet all of your requirements! Please feel free to browse the collection on our website or if you have any enquiries about our product catalogue, contact us today and we will be more than happy to help.