Blind Bolts; The Ultimate Wall Cladding Fixing Solution

Blind Bolt US | 2nd November 2020

Wall Cladding Blind Bolts - cladding and Facades

Wall Cladding

If you want to completely alter the external appearance of a structure then few things will get the job done as effectively as cladding. It creates an external covering which is completely distinct from the structure of the building itself. Not only will this improve the appearance of the building, it will also offer better insulation. In simple terms, it’s the best way to update a building which has seen better days without having to rebuild entirely.

Metal cladding doesn’t just have to look good, it has to function properly as well. This means that it has to be able to cope with the weight of the cladding itself as well as weather conditions such as snow, which can impact hugely on the structural integrity of the original building and the cladding. In addition to this, the pressure of wind on the surface of the building can also cause serious damage if the cladding and the attachment it uses are not completely secure.

All of which helps to explain why blind bolts have quickly established themselves as a popular choice across the construction industry. They offer a unique combination of extreme tensile strength and the kind of flexibility which modern building projects depend upon.

What Makes Blind Bolts So Useful?

The fact that blind bolts can be used across the widest possible range of construction applications, all while offering a finish which is more secure than rivets or welding, makes them incredibly useful. They are particularly effective when dealing with steel attachments, which makes them the ideal choice for larger infrastructure projects like bridges. Commercial and domestic buildings have seen an architectural trend for larger expanses of glass, and the support needed to make these designs happen has also led to an uptick in the use of blind bolts.

A large part of the appeal is the simplicity of application offered by blind bolts. Given a pre-drilled hole, the bolt can simply be inserted without the other side of the structure needing to be accessed. Once it’s in place, it offers a high strength fixing which can cope with extreme levels of wear and tear. In other words, you simply won’t find a better system for fixing cladding into place.

The Plus Points of Blind Bolts

Blind bolts have become the leading choice across the majority of construction projects, thanks to a number of key factors:


  • Tensile strength – If you’ve selected the right blind bolt for a specific job then the connection you create will be strong and durable. The measurement known as the grip represents the total thickness of the materials being joined, and if you get that measurement right then the join created will be built to last.
  • Shear resistance – This phrase refers to the maximum load that the join can support, and blind bolts offer an extremely high shear resistance. This makes them the ideal choice for industrial and large scale construction projects.
  • Ease of use – the name blind bolts refers to the fact that they can be used without having to access the reverse side of the materials being connected. This makes them the ideal choice for many construction projects.
  • Corrosion resistance – Blind bolts are supplied in a range of different materials. This includes A4 stainless steel which is highly resistant to corrosion when exposed to environmental factors such as seawater.

Bolted Shut

The fact that blind bolts will play a huge role in the future of construction is underlined by the wide range of varied industries in which they are already utilized. We’re constantly on the lookout for new ways in which blind bolts can be applied to save the time and money of our customers.

Want to find 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 (630)882-9010 or send us an email on We look forward to hearing from you.

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