Due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak, our trade counter is no longer open for customers. All future orders will be delivery only, but due to demand, there may be some delays.We have made arrangements with suppliers to send items direct on a next day service on items that have a 3 day availability and are not on our shelves. These charges are set by our manufacturers and will depend on items ordered and delivery postcode, but should help with clearing backlogs and ensuring deliveries are received quickly if required.
This information may change at any time.
A carriage bolt, also known s a coach bolt or as a 'cup square hex bolt', has a domed head, and the shank is topped by a short square section under the head. The square section grips into the part being fixed (typically wood), preventing the bolt from turning when the nut is tightened. A rib neck carriage bolt has several longitudinal ribs instead of the square section, to grip into a metal part being fixed.
Stainless steel does not readily corrode, rust or stain with water as ordinary steel does. However, it is not fully stain-proof in low-oxygen, high salinity, or poor air-circulation environments. There are different grades and surface finishes of stainless steel to suit the environment the alloy must endure. Stainless steel is used where both the properties or steel and corrosion resistance are required.