Concrete Screws is the UK's largest direct

June 29 [Wed], 2016, 14:59
Concrete Screws is the UK's largest direct and online supplier of trade tools, accessories and hardware products. With over 30 years' experience in the industry, we dispatch tens of thousands of parcels every week for next day and weekend delivery to tradesmen, handymen and serious DIY enthusiasts all over the UK.

Screws help keep panels in place. Whether you are using to fasten steel panels or wooden panels it is still important that you use the right type of screw. Screws are also used to secure planks on decks. In simpler terms, screws have the same function as the nails. However, screws secure planks better because of its grooved sides that grip onto the wood.

Choosing the right screw is not a problem for experienced carpenter and wood workers, but it can be a daunting task for a first time do-it-yourself carpenter. True, there are different types of screws and each of these are is designed for a specific purpose.

If you are a ceiling contractor, you know what a lag pole is. This tool is used to fasten eye lags to metal deck and wood ceilings from the floor. At the same time, they tie the grid wire to the lag. While used mainly for suspended ceiling work, they are is becoming more common on job sites. Electricians are using them to support light fixtures. Low voltage contractors are using them to support cable runs, speakers and more. So if you want to suspend something from the ceiling with grid wire, read on.

When choosing a variety of screw, consider the thickness of any materials that you will be working with. Approximately two-thirds of the screw length should extend into the second piece of material, but it should not go all the way through the other side. If you are putting up sheet rock or wallboard, you will need a type of long screw that made just for wallboard.

Particle board requires special Self Tapping Screws that have wide, sharp threads, as well. For a repair or assembly that you anticipate to be permanent, you might think about using a one-way screw. These secure things permanently and are extremely difficult to remove.