Design of New Build Offices

New Offices

Graphskill are pleased to announce that the project for new office space has officially begun. Planning permission was received on the 16th January 2018, so it is now all systems go. Space in the existing stores and office areas has been filling up fast. The new prestigious two storey office block will pave the way for the stores area to expand into the old office space. This allows more room to store our ever expanding Read more…

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The future is here – the future is blue! The brand new, patent pending, low friction u-bolts. The 1111 series.

The future is here – the future is blue! The brand new, patent pending, low friction u-bolts Our first line of U-bolts with a rubber shroud were the ever popular 1108 series. A basic rubber sleeve and pad added to the U-bolt to act as an insulator These U-bolts are ideally suited to insulating the metal of the pipe / tube from the U-bolt. Perhaps they are dissimilar metals, and you need to prevent any Read more…

Fidget Toys / Spinners – the latest craze

What are Fidget Toys? Some people are fidgety, always on the move, fiddling and doing something with their hands. Fidget toys are specially designed to provide tactile sensations and an outlet for that surplus energy. Twiddling something in your hands can distract your attention away from stressful situations. They can be particularly beneficial for those with Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s and Anxiety. But also great to help with hair twirling, thumb sucking, pencil flipping, nail biting, smoking and anything else you Read more…

1110 Series light duty anti-vibration U-bolt -Flame retardant

Flame Retardant Anti-Vibration U-bolts

What’s this? Colourised fashion accessories? Well, they do look great, but no. Introducing our brand new range of Flame Retardant Anti-Vibration U-bolts These U-bolts have a D-shaped rubber sleeve which is also grooved. Designed to absorb vibration. But the rubber is a bit special: Advantages:  – Reduce or eliminate noise and fatigue due to vibration of pipework against the supporting structure  – Prevention of galvanic corrosion due to the contact of dissimilar metals in the presence Read more…

Difference Between Black Steel and Bright Drawn Steel | Metal Supermarkets

Great informotion from Metalsupermarkets.co.uk Black Steel: Black steel is created through a mill process which involves rolling the steel at a high temperature (typically at a temperature over 1700° F), which is above the steel’s recrystallization temperature. When steel is above the recrystallization temperature, it can be shaped and formed easily, and the steel can be made in much larger sizes. Black steel is typically cheaper than bright drawn steel due to the fact that Read more…

Graphskill SUMS Standard Universal Measuring System

Graphskill SUMS – Standard Universal Measuring System This method of identification was primarily devised to categorise pipe supports for ease of identification, storage, retrieval & computerised manufacture coding purposes. It is principally a code made up of alpha numeric & punctuation which give the product it relates to a unique reference showing its category, its material & more importantly its dimensions. It is being used to uniquely identify pipe support components but it can be readily Read more…

A Fantastic New Development: Slotted Backing Plates

Slotted Backing Plates It has been difficult not only for us to manufacture and stock backing plates for all our U-bolts, but it has also been tricky for customers to find the correct match So here is our brand new innovation, slotted backing plates   😀 The principle is fairly straightforward really. Instead of holes for the U-bolt legs, we have elongated slots. This means that one plate will suit a wide variety of U-bolts AND Read more…

Big Boys’ Meccano And Our Brilliant Young Design Engineer

Big Boys’ Meccano And Our Brilliant Young Design Engineer You may well have read recently that Graphskill have started supplying Unistrut / Oglaend style metal framing systems. These systems are metal channels which can be used with nuts, bolts, washers etc to create just about anything from shelving to pipe support systems. It works just like Meccano – only bigger. Which is why we have taken to calling it affectionately as “Big Boys’ Meccano ”   So, along Read more…

New Products: Unistrut Brackets, BZP fasteners & N-bolts

New Products: Unistrut Brackets, BZP fasteners & N-bolts We we have had a very busy week here at Graphskill. Not only has it been our busiest sales week, but we have added some exiting new ranges to our own line store Firstly, we have started extending our Metal Framing System range to include brackets. We manufacture the brackets in house, so if you need a style not yet listed please do let us know and Read more…

Nutters – All hands on deck!

Nutters – All hands on deck! It has been very busy of late at Graphskill towers and all hands have been turned to putting the nuts onto U-bolts. It is a very tiring job as we can see But our regular staff, Steve, Jay and Scott jumped a march on a couple of visiting helping hands by pinching the seats, leaving Hayden and Harriet to stand  😆 The really nice thing, as Martin our MD Read more…

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