Blind Bolts; The Ultimate Solution for Structural Connections

Blindbolt UK | 11th December 2020

Blind Bolt Fixings

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There has been an increase in the number of construction projects that are using hollow sections in the structures, especially with multi-storey construction industry projects. This increase is in part due to aesthetics, as well as the economic and structural performances that hollow sections can provide for engineers. The downside of this is that it created an inability to get to some interior sections to tighten a standard bolt. As a result, there is a need to use blind bolt fixings in order to ensure a structurally sound connection.

Blind Bolts

Blind Bolts are convenient and are a reliable blind fastening solution, enabling structural steel connections, whether that be to connecting hollow sections of steel or helping to create a connection when access to one side is restricted. For years, blind bolts have been the first choice to consider when it comes to any manufacturing, construction or where repairs are needed and there is limited access. This is what makes bind bolts structural steel the ultimate solution for structural connections.

With a hexagonal head design of a blind bolt, it helps in the whole installation process. This is because the hexagonal shape can be held in place using an open-ended wrench. Meanwhile, the core bolt can be tightened up by simply using a torque wrench, another reason why they are the ultimate solution for structural connections.

Blind Bolts also come with a wide range of benefits. One of these benefits include tensile strength; by selecting the correct blind bolt for the job, you are guaranteeing a high-quality, lasting connection. Another benefit to using blind bolts for structural connections is shear resistance. Shear resistance is the ultimate load that can be supported; the high shear resistance blind fixings manufactured by BlindBolt makes them extremely useful for large, industrial construction projects.

Why Are They Ultimate When It Comes to Structural Connections?

In structural connections, one of the most commonly used connections is bolted connections. This kind of connection has the advantage of being flexible in how it is constructed, as well as how it is disassembled. All of which is necessary if there happens to be an inspection or routine maintenance on the structure.

Blind Bolts can be used in this to connect the pieces of metal, by putting them through the holes in the metals, and then connecting the structures. The advantages of using blind bolt connections are:

 

  • You can erect structures much more quickly, as it is a simple solution, especially where there is some restricted access
  • It isn’t always necessary to have any skilled labourers to perform the work, which can help construction firms to keep costs down
  • You can use the structure straight after use when using a blind bolt connection, so construction projects can be completed in a timely manner
  • You don’t need to have a huge area to work, to get the job done, which can be helpful in the construction industry, when space is at a premium or there is an awkward space

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Blind bolts are used in several different industries, demonstrating how important Blind bolts are to the future of construction. At BlindBolt, we are continually looking at new ways to improve our blind fixings while also identifying new avenues where our project can save you time and money.

To find out more, as well as finding where our products can save you some time and money, get in touch with the team today. Feel free to get in touch with us and speak to a friendly member of the Blind Bolt team by calling us on 01299 272 955 or by sending an email to enquiries@blindbolt.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you!

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