Heavy Brenton Bolt Galvanised 210mm
Poorly Made, quality varies
These are not heavy duty, they are not secure and 2 out of three of the ones I got were also not galvanised?! I feel the product description needs a good looking at.
I was fitting 2 of these bolts to a piece of custom metalwork for a customer and when i got them out of the packet the 2 were clearly different. In the end I got 3 bolts and they were all manufactured differently and to different levels of quality and spec. I think this explains the mixed reviews they have had. They were also very low quality as I will explain.
One was hot dip galvanised the other looked to have been electroplated only, they were also different in terms of thickness of the bolt itself, the steel it was mounted to and how it was put together, I checked the packaging and the SKU code and supplier details matched. My other half took them back and got another one, to match the one which did not appear to have been galvanised (I was due to powder coat so finish was not that relevant). When she returned this was different again!
The galvanised one appeared to be the better (but not good) quality, the other 2 already being bent when I got them (backplates and cross brace).
As pointed out by another reviewer the cross braces are very weakly attached so these are IN NO WAY HEAVY DUTY AND NO GOOD AS ANY MORE THAN A VISUAL DETERRENT in terms of actual security. Of the non galvanised 2, one of them had cut corners at the back end and appeared to be slightly higher quality. By this point is was too late to get another I was working late so had to work with what I'd got, I ended up welding all over the bolts to make them stronger (ended up with a lung full of zinc fumes and frankenbolts).
Next Gripe is the catches for these bolts are 1.5 inch long yet even if you mount these bolts with the plates flush up against the edge of your door/gate, the bolt would only project 1 inch from the edge, and this allows for no clearance between gates/door and frame whatsoever. As such the bolt will never go right into the catch/receiver and as such the screws on one side would be put under additional strain were someone to give it a kick/push.
I appreciate these are done to a price but I would rather screwfix also offered a quality item which is up to the job and charged me accordingly. I cannot see how a company with the buying power of screwfix has landed such an unreliable supplier.
27 Jan 2015
very solidly built and looks lot better than the stock photo. worth spending a bit more on this than the cheaper ones.
31 Dec 2014
Just been into local Screwfix and picked up two of these bolts........They are now on the way back.....Hard to see the poor quality and finish in the packet...Not square and would have to be fitted at angle to fit......Just not good enough something else going back.......More time and fuel wasted.
19 Oct 2014
Good value strong bolt. Appears decent quality. Only just fitted it so hard to judge reliability, but seems to be well made
4 Aug 2014