Square Plate Washers

Are you looking for a high quality stock of square plate washers for your project? Here at GSS Fasteners, we stock a huge range of nuts and washers, perfect for any DIY or industrial applications.

When mounting a bolt with a square head, it is common practise to utilise square plate washers in order to ensure that the surface area is distributed uniformly. Because of the form, they offer a bigger surface area, which can give higher resistance to tightening and loosening when used with ordinary bolts. This makes them excellent alternatives to regular circular washers, which are also very useful.

For more information on square plate washers and how our team can help, please get in touch with GSS Fasteners now! We’re ready and waiting to take your call!

Ideal Product to Support a Heavy Load

When it comes to supporting heavy structures or loads, we couldn’t recommend square plate washers enough! Their flat surface area provides a stable surface area for a variety of projects, whether this is for use in professional construction work, or a DIY venture you’re undertaking yourself.

Also available in a variety of finishes to ensure your square plate washers meet your needs, including galvanised steel and bright zinc plated washers, we’re sure to end your search for your washer requirements and have them delivered in a quick time frame!

What Are Square Plate Washers Used For?

When an application requires levelling or alignment, using square washers rather than the more common round washers is useful. Square washers have four equal sides. In the same way that round washers are used, square washers are typically put to use to distribute a greater load. However, square washers can also be used as shims, and they offer the additional benefit of providing edge-to-edge contact to prevent turning. In comparison to round washers, square washers also offer a larger bearing surface.

In applications such as timber building and concrete floors, square washers, also known as construction square plate washers, can be used in place of round washers. Additionally, square washers are utilised in conjunction with all types of fasteners for the purpose of larger load distribution and for bolting through timber or walls. In contrast to square flat washers, disc washers just function as load distributors.

Square flat washers, however, perform a dual function. In addition to having a conventional bolt aperture in the middle, their thick metal shapes also have a large surface area. This is a characteristic that not only helps disperse torque and head stress, but also allows them to function as shims. This indicates that the bolt crown can be separated from the section that is anchored in place. When the screw is tightened, a multi-surfaced product won’t warp or bend, which is another advantage of this construction method.

Why Choose GSS Fasteners?

For strong and reliable square plate washers to suit any needs or requirements, GSS Fasteners should always be your first choice! We have been offering a huge range of fastener options to our customers in the UK and beyond for many years, and we’re experts when it comes to helping you find the best fastener option for you!

Whether you need a box of small square plate washers, or you’re looking for something larger, we stock all the common thickness sizes, from 100 to 150 mm, meaning we’re guaranteed to have exactly what you’re looking for!

Get in touch to ask about our stock!

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In addition to square plate washers, we also provide pal nuts, structural nuts, imperial bolts, imperial nuts, square head coachscrews, shakeproof washers, penny washers, and shear nuts as well as many other fastener options to our customers that are available for delivery, so don’t delay in contacting us today! We also fulfil a range of special orders, so we’re sure to have exactly what you’re looking for! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Before you call us, check out some of the most common questions we get asked by our customers about square plate washers and their uses.

What are square plate washers?

Square plate washers are flat, square-shaped metal washers with a central hole. They are commonly used in construction and engineering applications to distribute loads, provide additional bearing surface, and prevent the nut or bolt head from pulling through the material.

What are the advantages of using square plate washers?

Square plate washers offer several advantages, including increased load-bearing capacity, improved stability, and reduced indentation of the material being fastened. They help distribute the load over a larger area, reducing the chances of failure or damage.

What materials are square plate washers typically made of?

Square plate washers are usually made from various materials, including steel, stainless steel, galvanised steel, and sometimes nonmetallic materials like nylon or plastic. The choice of material depends on the application, load requirements, and environmental factors.

What sizes are available for square plate washers?

Square plate washers come in a range of sizes, typically specified by their outer dimensions. Common sizes include 1 inch x 1 inch, 2 inches x 2 inches, 3 inches x 3 inches, and so on. However, sizes can vary depending on the manufacturer and specific application requirements.

How do I choose the right square plate washer for my application?

To choose the right square plate washer, you need to consider factors such as the load requirements, the material being fastened, the size and type of bolt or screw, and the environmental conditions. It is advisable to consult with an engineer or refer to relevant industry standards for guidance.

Where can square plate washers be used?

Square plate washers have various applications, including structural steel connections, timber framing, heavy machinery, bridge construction, and general construction projects. They are commonly used wherever there is a need for load distribution and increased stability.

Are square plate washers reusable?

Square plate washers can be reusable in certain applications. If the washer is not damaged or deformed after use, it can be reused in subsequent projects or when disassembling and reassembling components. However, it is important to inspect the washer for any signs of wear or deformation before reuse.