Due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak, our trade counter is currently closed for customers. Collection is available on orders with instructions for collections once orders are placed.Courier deliveries are currently operating as normal with some delays in a small select number of locations.
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.
Threaded bar, or rod, also known as stud or studding is a steel bar with thread extending across the entire length. They are designed to be used in tension applications and can be cut to the desired length for any application. They are available in lengths from 1 metre to 3 metres, and longer lengths can be made with the use of thread connectors.
There are two grades of threaded bar, 4.8 and 8.8, relate to the tensile and shear strength, with the higher value being stronger.
Self coloured finishes have no protection against corrosion, and are more suited for use in internal joinery applications. Self colour finishes have no definitive colour and can vary with the effects of natural oxidisation and weathering, from a bright zinc finish to a dark black colour. Before being used in exterior environments, they should be coated or painted with a protective covering.