Nuts, Bolts and Fasteners are vital for assembling your steel building. You can buy nuts and bolts here, at the bottom of this page.
Smaller sheds might use the M8x25 or M10x30 nuts and bolts for connections. One of the most popular purlin bolts for small and medium size sheds are the 12 x 30 Flanged Purlin Bolt and for bigger sheds the 16 x 30 Flanged Purlin Bolt. The 16 x 40 finds it place amongst the bigger knee, apex and hold down connections.
How tight should I tighten my sheds bolts? Numerous methods are used to tension high tensile bolts however as a rule of thumb “snug” tight plus one half turn of the nut is fine for the connection bolts. In engineers speak shanks tensions are: For M12 bolts, shank tension 50kN. For M16 bolts, shank tension 90kN.
Many professional erectors will also place a couple of construction or framing teks (14-10×20 tek) at each connection just to hold things in place whilst the are tightening their nuts and as a little insurance against a connection slipping around.
These bolts below are available for immediate purchase in various pack sizes. If you do not see the size bolts you want then please email us with you requirements and the qty you require and we’ll get you a price. Scroll down the page to purchase.
We also have available a wide range of other fasteners for sheds and garages
- Framing screws
- Wall screws and Roof screws
- Dynabolts / Sleeve Anchors
- L Bolts for casting into Concrete.
- Need a mixed Qty of various shed fasteners? Email us your list for quoting.
Shipping: Fasteners are heavy! Fortunately our supplier has negotiated a national delivery rate for your bulk lot of fasteners of $55.00. This is a great rate given the weight of fasteners. If your fastener order is a small one, you can email us for a satchel quote.
Delivery of items from the ShedBlog and it’s premium suppliers where possible, are to the door, however if no one is home, at the business or on site then the delivery maybe placed at the nearest freight depot for the carrier. Some items are delivered by freighters who only deliver to a depot or business address. Please note that it may be necessary to collect your order from a freight depot near you. This is not unusual with construction goods.