Blind Bolt – changing the way for designers and architects 30 March 2022

Thanks to a combination of engineering innovation, new ways of thinking, and manufacturing quality, Owlett-Jaton states the Blind Bolt provides a solution to blind fixing issues which is effective, affordable and versatile.

Owlett-Jaton, the master wholesaler for the Blind Bolt brand, has seen consistent growth of the high performance fixing included within its specialist fixings range – JCP. Independently SCI assessed, Owlett-Jaton points out Blind Bolt brings exceptional qualities to the market and is utilised throughout the construction industry in all corners of the world – in areas never expected, as well as growing applications. Every day specifiers come up with new and innovative ways of taking advantage of the unique properties Blind Bolt has to offer.

Blind Bolt is a constructional cavity fixing covering both horizontal and vertical applications. The simplicity of the fixing also makes it an ideal choice for fixing steel sections where access is restricted or when working at height.

With three different ranges available, Blind Bolt products are commonly used in hollow sections, girders and beams, masonry support systems, as well as cladding and façades. A removable blind fixing, Blind Bolt does not require an oversized hole and can be installed in just a standard hole clearance. Manufactured from high-tensile steel, it has a product range of M8 to M30. For applications requiring a high degree of protection, a Geomet® 500 finish offers approximately 1,000 hours of salt spray protection. A range is also available in A4 stainless steel.

The range also features a heavy-duty version with an expanding base and unique pin locking mechanism, as well as a higher tensile strength than the standard Blind Bolt. It guarantees fast installation with no special tools required. Developed to address the need for a shorter blind fixing, Owlett-Jaton reports it is the ideal fixing solution between heavyweight steel sections. It employs a simple activation method designed to reduce installation time and expense; a hammer and spanner are all that’s required. The thin wall bolt was developed to address the need for blind fixings to be used in a lightweight steel sheet or cladding material. After installation, a neat low profile head is left with no stud.

Blind Bolt products have been used on a multitude of high profile projects in the UK by leading companies, including the Bull Ring project in Birmingham, British Waterways, Heathrow Airport, and BP/Amoco Oil Production Co. It is also Railtrack approved for up to 125mph (PA05/710) on steel sleepers.  

JCP’s technical helpline can provide detailed technical information on the installation and removal of Blind Bolts to both customers and end-users. Blind Bolt products are available for free next day delivery, with low minimum order levels, across the majority of the UK mainland.

Deputy Editor

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889


Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.