Washers are essential components used in conjunction with fasteners, such as screws, bolts, or nuts. They provide support, distribute loads, and prevent damage to the fastened materials.  Washers come in various shapes, sizes, and materials to suit different applications.  The most common washers are:

  • Flat Washers: These are the most basic and widely used type of washers. They have a flat, circular shape with a hole in the center. Flat washers distribute the load over a larger area, reducing the chance of the fastener head or nut from digging into the material. They also help to prevent loosening due to vibration.

  • Lock Washers: Lock washers are designed to prevent fasteners from loosening under vibration or torque. The most common types of lock washers include split washers (with a split cut), toothed washers (with serrations), and star washers (with external teeth in a star pattern). These washers create friction between the fastener and the material, increasing resistance to rotation.

  • Spring Washers: Also known as Belleville washers, spring washers are conical or disc-shaped washers that exert spring pressure when compressed. They are used to maintain tension and compensate for the loosening effect of vibration or thermal expansion and contraction. Spring washers are often used in applications where a consistent load is required.

  • We stock metric and imperial sizes in a range of finishes including stainless, zinc plated, brass and self colour.