Blind Bolts; The Ultimate Wall Cladding Fixing Solution
Blindbolt UK | 26th October 2020
Looking to radically change the external appearance of a structure? Then cladding is definitely something that can make the difference. It forms an external covering, entirely separate to the original building. This can both make a huge aesthetic difference and provide better insulation. In short, it's the best method for updating tired and ageing buildings without going to the expense of a complete rebuild.
Metal cladding needs to work on a functional level as well as altering the look of a structure. For example, the additional weight of the cladding, any impact and weather conditions such as snow may present threats to the structural integrity of both the cladding itself and the building underneath. Although it might not be the first thing you think about, the strength of wind pressure on the surface of the building can cause serious damage if the attachment and the cladding itself are not secure.
That’s why blind bolts have quickly become a firm choice within the construction industry for providing both the extreme tensile strength and flexibility of application so often demanded by modern projects.
Why Are Blind Bolts So Useful for Wall Cladding?
With a range of different applications within the construction industry, blind bolts provide a useful solution when a structural fastener is required that is adaptable to different situations, and yet provides an even more secure finish than welds or riveting. It’s especially useful for steel to steel attachments, which makes it an obvious choice for the construction of large infrastructure such as bridges - but due to the increasing architectural preference for large expanses of glass, is also becoming more prevalent in both commercial and domestic buildings as well.
Where you have a pre-drilled hole, you can simply insert a blind bolt fuss-free without having to access the other side, and know that you have a strong fixing that can withstand a lot of wear and tear. If you’re looking for a cladding fixing system, there isn’t much that can perform better.
The Benefits of Blind Bolts
Using blind bolt fixings has become the number one choice within most construction projects, and that’s down to a few key factors:
- Tensile strength - When you select the correct blind bolt for the job, you’re guaranteed a great and lasting connection. The grip is the total thickness of the materials being held together by the fastener, so get that right and you have something built to last.
- Shear resistance - This is the ultimate load that is able to be supported, and the high shear resistance value that blind bolts can offer makes them extremely useful in large scale or industrial construction projects.
- Ease of application - Blind bolts gained their name because they are able to be applied where you can’t access the reverse side of the construction, which makes them invaluable.
- Corrosion resistance - As blind bolts come in a wide variety of material options, including A4 stainless steel which is extremely resistant to corrosion from factors such as seawater.
Blind bolts are used is such a wide array of different industries, showing just how important they are to the future of construction. At Blind Bolt, we are continuing to find new ways to improve out blind fixings as well as look at new avenues where our product can save you time and money.
Interested in finding out more about how blind bolts are used for cladding and facades? Get in touch and speak to a member of the Blind Bolt team today on +61 3 9757 4989 or send us an email at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.