Featured Questions

Why do I have to create an account?

We only ask for the information required to process an order. The account is simply so you can log in and see previous orders, and invoices


Can you quote for a special / bespoke manufacture?

Yes, of course we would be happy to quote for a special manufacture. We do not have a minimum quantity.

If you need a special U-Bolt, C-Bolt, J-Bolt, L-Bolt, Saddle clamp, or 2 bolt pipe clip then we have an on-line estimation tool available. Just add the dimensions you need, and the quantity and you will get an instant price. 

After "dialing up" the product dimensions you require you can either take the price as it is as a good estimate (We rarely change the price as shown), or for a formal quotation simply add your email address and click the Submit. That will send the details to us to check and we will send you a formal quotation

See the online quoting tool by clicking here: https://www.graphskill.com/quotes-and-estimates/

Need something a bit more tricky? Or do you have a drawing to send us? You can add your request to our contact form. Try to include material,  quantity, full dimensions and your full invoice / delivery address. Contact form >https://u-bolts-r-us.co.uk/contact-us


Can you quote for stock items available on the website?

Although we can send a quote, we really believe there is no need. All the info you need is on the website. Every product page shows current stock levels, lead time to manufacture more, full dimensional details, product accessories (such as backing plate and test certification / LOC's)  & volume discounts.

Thre are even PDF datasheets available on every product page, just click the link under the price

If you add the quantity required to the shopping cart you will see the price & available shipping options (Pre-configured for Mainland UK, but just add your own postcode to see updated options). You can also see shipping options, and enter different invoice / delivery addresses.

If you simply MUST have a quotation then you can use the contact us form to send your request.

You should be aware though, that

  •  > we reserve the right not to submit a quotation for orders of less than £200 
  •  > subsequent ordering would still be via the website using PayPal or Card to make payments.
  •  > We cannot process orders for Bank Transfer for orders of less than £1000
  •  > On the contact form you MUST include quantity required & full invoice / delivery address (We cannot quote without these details)

Click here for the Contact Us Form: https://u-bolts-r-us.co.uk/contact-us


Graphskill Ltd Website privacy notice
  1.    INTRODUCTION  

  

This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our sites [U-bolts-r-us.co.uk, Graphskill.com, Telephone & Email Communications]

 

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.

  

Graphskill are the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

Contact Details

 

Our full details are:

 

Full name of legal entity: Graphskill Ltd

 

Email address: support@graphskill.co.uk

 

Postal address: Graphskill LTtd, Birks Road, Cleator Moor, Cumbria, CA25 5HU

 

Telephone number: 01946 811748

 

 

It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at support@graphskill.co.uk OR change them directly in your website account

 

  1.   WHAT DATA DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU, FOR WHAT PURPOSE AND ON WHAT GROUND WE PROCESS IT 

Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymised data.

 

We may process the following categories of personal data about you:

 

  •          Communication Data that includes any communication that you send to us whether that be through the contact form on our website, through email, text, social media messaging, social media posting or any other communication that you send us. We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you, for record keeping and for the establishment, pursuance or defense of legal claims. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to reply to communications sent to us, to keep records and to establish, pursue or defend legal claims.

 

  •          Customer Data that includes data relating to any purchases of goods and/or services such as your name, title, billing address, delivery address email address, phone number, contact details, purchase details and your card details (We do not store the details, they go directly to GDPR compliant PayPal). We process this data to supply the goods and/or services you have purchased and to keep records of such transactions. Our lawful ground for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps at your request to enter into such a contract.

 

  •          User Data that includes data about how you use our website and any online services together with any data that you post for publication on our website or through other online services. We process this data to operate our website and ensure relevant content is provided to you, to ensure the security of our website, to maintain back- ups of our website and/or databases and to enable publication and administration of our website, other online services and business. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and our business.

 

  •          Technical Data that includes data about your use of our website and online services such as your IP address, your login data, details about your browser, length of visit to pages on our website, page views and navigation paths, details about the number of times you use our website, time zone settings and other technology on the devices you use to access our website. The source of this data is from our analytics tracking system. We process this data to analyse your use of our website and other online services, to administer and protect our business and website, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and to understand the effectiveness of our advertising.  Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and our business and to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy.

 

  •          Marketing Data – We do not do marketing.

 

Sensitive Data

 

We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

 

Where we are required to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of the contract between us and you do not provide us with that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract (for example, to deliver goods or services to you). If you don’t provide us with the requested data, we may have to cancel a product or service you have ordered but if we do, we will notify you at the time.

 

We will only use your personal data for a purpose it was collected for or a reasonably compatible purpose if necessary. For more information on this please email us at support@u-bolts-r-us.co.uk In case we need to use your details for an unrelated new purpose we will let you know and explain the legal grounds for processing.

 

We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.

 

We do not carry out automated decision making or any type of automated profiling.

 

  1.   HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA

 

We may collect data about you by you providing the data directly to us (for example by filling in forms on our site or by sending us emails). We may automatically collect certain data from you as you use our website by using cookies and similar technologies. Please see our cookie policy for more details about this https://www.u-bolts-r-us.co.uk/content/14-cookie-policy

 

We may receive data from third parties such as analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU, advertising networks such as Facebook based outside the EU, such as search information providers such as Google based outside the EU, providers of technical, payment and delivery services, such as data brokers or aggregators.

 

4. MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS 

 

We do not do any direct marketing to our customers. We will never send you newsletters, offers or any other unsolicited emails. We will not pass your data on to third parties for marketing purposes

 

  1.   DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA  

 

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:

 

  •           U-Bolts-R-Us and Graphskill are the same company. Graphskill is the corporate name, U-bolts-r-us is the ecommerce website name. We would not class these as separate entities
  •           Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
  •           Professional advisers including accountants, lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers
  •           Government bodies that require us to report processing activities.
  •          In order to run our website review system, online customers will be contacted by Yotpo (This is classed as legitimate interest)

We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

 

  1.   INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS  

 

Countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) do not always offer the same levels of protection to your personal data, so European law has prohibited transfers of personal data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria.

 

Many of our third parties service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

 

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security of data by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is in place:

 

  •           We will only transfer your personal data to countries that the European Commission have approved as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data by; or
  •           Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or
  •            If we use US-based providers that are part of EU-US Privacy Shield, we may transfer data to them, as they have equivalent safeguards in place.

If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time. 

  1.   DATA SECURITY  

 

We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorisation. We also allow access to your personal data only to those employees and partners who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they must keep it confidential.

 

We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if we are legally required to.

 

  1.   DATA RETENTION  

  

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data for we look at its amount, nature and sensitivity, potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means and legal requirements.

 

For tax purposes the law requires us to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they stop being customers.

  

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

 

  1.   YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS  

 

Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent.

 

You can see more about these rights at:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at support@graphskill.co.uk

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive or refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

  

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

  

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you.

 

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We should be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

 

  1. THIRD-PARTY LINKS  

 

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

 

11. COOKIES  

 

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the cookies we use, please see https://www.u-bolts-r-us.co.uk/content/14-cookie-policy


Tell me about your shipping systems
  • Shipping Disclaimer

    Graphskill cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by delivery issues provided we have shipped your order at the required time. All couriers can have issues from time to time, locally and nationally, that can affect deliveries. Refunds will not be given for shipping issues that are outside our control. If we do not ship on time, or send by the wrong method, we will re-imburse the difference between standard post, and the expedited costs paid.

    We use Royal mail and standard couriers. These will generally NOT call in advance. They will NOT call for access to properties etc. Most couriers are not given phones to contact recipients and do not have time to wait. If you need special access then please use "Collect from Factory" and your own couriers

  • Shipping costs

    are automatically calculated based on the total weight of the products. The shipping estimator tool in the shopping cart will show you the costs involved, and the options you have. For example if you live in mainland UK and add 1 washer to the cart you will see prices for standard Royal Mail, Couriers, AM deliveries, Saturday courier services. If you then add a few u-bolts to the cart you may see the Royal Mail option disappear as the products will be too heavy for Royal Mail. You will see all this without committing, or even before creating an account.

    We do reserve the right to change your shipping option at no cost to you. This is because certain combinations are just hard to predict. For example high value, low weight products may give you the option for standard Royal Mail. We may for security reasons upgrade that to courier to ensure safe delivery. Do tell us if this is not appropriate to you for any reason

  • We are happy to ship anywhere in the world.

    All shipping costs are based on the total weight of the items in the shopping cart. We have a shipping estimator on the cart page. To check  the cost of shipping add the items to the shopping cart and you will see the available costs and options before committing to purchase

    Shipping to non EU countries can be very expensive. We find many overseas companies have their own logistical systems in place which is cheaper for them. If this is the case simply chose "Collect from Factory" during checkout then you will not be charged for delivery and you are free to arrange collection (But please do wait until we tell you the order is ready)

    Please do note though that if you are outside the EU you may have to pay import duties / taxes. If this is the case your local customs will contact you directly

  • Can I collect the order directly from you?

    Yes, we are happy for you to collect the order in person, or to arrange a collection. In fact many of our overseas customers do prefer to arrange their own collection. During checkout just select the "Clikc 'N' Collect" option - yes that option is free. Please do not arrange the collection or travel to us unless we have informed you the order is ready

  • Can I give special instructions for delivery? 

    Yes, during checkout you can leave a special instruction for delivery. Please note however that we will use our discretion what to pass on to delivery companies. For example we will not pass on "please leave on the doorstep if out" because this is not a secure location

    We use Royal mail and standard couriers. These will generally NOT call in advance. They will NOT call for access to properties etc. Most couriers are not given phones to contact recipients and do not have time to wait. If you need special access then please use "Collect from Factory" and your own couriers

  • Do you provide tracking numbers?

    Depends. We have different systems for shipping. Some provide tracking details direct to the customer. Some provide us with the tracking number and some do not have tracking at all. All of our couriers will email tracking details directly to the customer. Royal mail will not and pallet delivery will not


Do you have a cookie policy?

COOKIE POLICY

 

What's a cookie?

 

•A "cookie" is a piece of information that is stored on your computer's hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

•Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How do we use cookies?

 

•We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

•Cookies are either:

- Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or

- Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. [We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics.]

•Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

- Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

 

- Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

 

- Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers


Faq Sections

Company Information
Who owns and operates this website?

Legal

This site is owned by Graphskill Ltd

The head office is located at:

Phoenix Works, Birks Road Industrial Estate

Birks Road, Cleator Moor

Cumbria, CA25 5HU

United Kingdom

Email: ecommerce@graphskill.co.uk

Photography & Images

Please note that all photography and images are representative. Please check the dimensions of each product as given in the product description to ensure it matches your needs

Software Credits

Concept and production:

This Web site was created using Thirty Bees™ open-source software


Who are Graphskill / U-Bolts-R-Us?

About Us

Who we are

Graphskill is a component manufacturer with its core business in the pipework industry, but with customers in a variety of other industries ranging from communications to sanitary ware.

We work with distributors and component suppliers across the world but also work directly with clients such as Racal, AMEC, ICI, Kvaerner, Powergen, Balfour Beatty, McAlpine, John Laing, North West Water, Klargester, Armitage Shanks and BNFL.

Most of our business centres around supply u-bolts, hangers, clips and associated items, however our technical design engineers also work closely with customers in creating bespoke products.

Our lead times and reliability are the best in the business and we have efficient systems that will provide you with prompt quotes for both stocked and bespoke products. We work to very high quality standards with materials in various grades of stainless steel, carbon steel and non-ferrous metals.

Many customers make us their first choice, knowing we deliver a quality product and service that puts them, the customer, first. Reliability is our hallmark. We have a professional and dedicated workforce who are committed to fulfiling the quality and delivery promised, no matter how short the lead-time.

We are sure once you have experienced the products and services Graphskill can offer, you will stay with us for many years, just as our existing customers have.

History

The Company was first registered in 1976, with its main purpose being a Design Office. Two years later, the function was increased to General Engineering, servicing the local Engineering Companies in the county. We found our niche in the manufacture of pipe support ancillaries, such as U Bolts, Pipeclips, Eyerods, etc., supplying the Contract Engineers on the British Nuclear Fuels Limited sites at Sellafield, Springfield, Dounreay, etc. Since the early 1990's we have built up a customer base that covers the whole of the UK and diversified our product range to suit other markets than that of the Piping Industry. 

Graphskill is the Comany name - Our Static website ican be accessedd here: https://www.graphskill.com

U-Bolts-R-Us is the online web store and can be accessed here: https://www.u-bolts-r-us.co.uk/


Graphskill Ltd Website privacy notice
  1.    INTRODUCTION  

  

This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our sites [U-bolts-r-us.co.uk, Graphskill.com, Telephone & Email Communications]

 

By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.

  

Graphskill are the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

Contact Details

 

Our full details are:

 

Full name of legal entity: Graphskill Ltd

 

Email address: support@graphskill.co.uk

 

Postal address: Graphskill LTtd, Birks Road, Cleator Moor, Cumbria, CA25 5HU

 

Telephone number: 01946 811748

 

 

It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at support@graphskill.co.uk OR change them directly in your website account

 

  1.   WHAT DATA DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU, FOR WHAT PURPOSE AND ON WHAT GROUND WE PROCESS IT 

Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymised data.

 

We may process the following categories of personal data about you:

 

  •          Communication Data that includes any communication that you send to us whether that be through the contact form on our website, through email, text, social media messaging, social media posting or any other communication that you send us. We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you, for record keeping and for the establishment, pursuance or defense of legal claims. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to reply to communications sent to us, to keep records and to establish, pursue or defend legal claims.

 

  •          Customer Data that includes data relating to any purchases of goods and/or services such as your name, title, billing address, delivery address email address, phone number, contact details, purchase details and your card details (We do not store the details, they go directly to GDPR compliant PayPal). We process this data to supply the goods and/or services you have purchased and to keep records of such transactions. Our lawful ground for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps at your request to enter into such a contract.

 

  •          User Data that includes data about how you use our website and any online services together with any data that you post for publication on our website or through other online services. We process this data to operate our website and ensure relevant content is provided to you, to ensure the security of our website, to maintain back- ups of our website and/or databases and to enable publication and administration of our website, other online services and business. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and our business.

 

  •          Technical Data that includes data about your use of our website and online services such as your IP address, your login data, details about your browser, length of visit to pages on our website, page views and navigation paths, details about the number of times you use our website, time zone settings and other technology on the devices you use to access our website. The source of this data is from our analytics tracking system. We process this data to analyse your use of our website and other online services, to administer and protect our business and website, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and to understand the effectiveness of our advertising.  Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and our business and to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy.

 

  •          Marketing Data – We do not do marketing.

 

Sensitive Data

 

We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

 

Where we are required to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of the contract between us and you do not provide us with that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract (for example, to deliver goods or services to you). If you don’t provide us with the requested data, we may have to cancel a product or service you have ordered but if we do, we will notify you at the time.

 

We will only use your personal data for a purpose it was collected for or a reasonably compatible purpose if necessary. For more information on this please email us at support@u-bolts-r-us.co.uk In case we need to use your details for an unrelated new purpose we will let you know and explain the legal grounds for processing.

 

We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.

 

We do not carry out automated decision making or any type of automated profiling.

 

  1.   HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA

 

We may collect data about you by you providing the data directly to us (for example by filling in forms on our site or by sending us emails). We may automatically collect certain data from you as you use our website by using cookies and similar technologies. Please see our cookie policy for more details about this https://www.u-bolts-r-us.co.uk/content/14-cookie-policy

 

We may receive data from third parties such as analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU, advertising networks such as Facebook based outside the EU, such as search information providers such as Google based outside the EU, providers of technical, payment and delivery services, such as data brokers or aggregators.

 

4. MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS 

 

We do not do any direct marketing to our customers. We will never send you newsletters, offers or any other unsolicited emails. We will not pass your data on to third parties for marketing purposes

 

  1.   DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA  

 

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:

 

  •           U-Bolts-R-Us and Graphskill are the same company. Graphskill is the corporate name, U-bolts-r-us is the ecommerce website name. We would not class these as separate entities
  •           Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
  •           Professional advisers including accountants, lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers
  •           Government bodies that require us to report processing activities.
  •          In order to run our website review system, online customers will be contacted by Yotpo (This is classed as legitimate interest)

We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

 

  1.   INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS  

 

Countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) do not always offer the same levels of protection to your personal data, so European law has prohibited transfers of personal data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria.

 

Many of our third parties service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

 

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security of data by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is in place:

 

  •           We will only transfer your personal data to countries that the European Commission have approved as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data by; or
  •           Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or
  •            If we use US-based providers that are part of EU-US Privacy Shield, we may transfer data to them, as they have equivalent safeguards in place.

If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time. 

  1.   DATA SECURITY  

 

We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorisation. We also allow access to your personal data only to those employees and partners who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they must keep it confidential.

 

We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if we are legally required to.

 

  1.   DATA RETENTION  

  

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data for we look at its amount, nature and sensitivity, potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means and legal requirements.

 

For tax purposes the law requires us to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they stop being customers.

  

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

 

  1.   YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS  

 

Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent.

 

You can see more about these rights at:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at support@graphskill.co.uk

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive or refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

  

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We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you.

 

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Store Information
Why do I have to create an account?

We only ask for the information required to process an order. The account is simply so you can log in and see previous orders, and invoices


What about Customs/ / Import Taxes?

Overseas customers should be aware that they are responsible for any customs / import taxes. Their local customs office will contact them to arrange payment if appropriate.


I am an EU business, but I forgot to add our VAT number!

Unfortunately, once you have made the purchase and paid, we are not able to replay the VAT element.

You should be able to reclaim the VAT through your normal accounting procedures.


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Store Specific Technical Information
What is a U-Bolt and how do I measure them?

U-Bolts

U-Bolts are probably the most common type of pipe support, but there are many styles within the category.

Trying to determine the correct size u-bolt for your application can be a daunting task. Part of this is to do with old pipework engineering speak. U-bolts are traditionally used to clamp pipes into place. Pipes are tubes and engineers who design pipe systems are wholly concentrated on the inside of the tube – because from there they can determine how much fluid or gas can flow through the pipe.

Makes sense – for them. So they will ask for a u-bolt to clamp a “50 nominal bore pipe” which means “Please can I have a U-bolt that will hold a pipe that has an inside diameter of 50 mm” Now, a British standard pipe with 50 mm inside diameter will have a 60.3 mm outside diameter.

So “Please can I have a U-bolt that will hold a pipe that has an inside diameter of 50 mm” actually means “Please can I have a U-bolt that will hold a pipe that has an outside diameter of 60.3 mm

Still with us? So to hold that 50 Nominal bore pipe actually needs a u-bolt that has between 65 and 70 mm depending on how much clamping is to take place

This is why traditionally, u-bolts are labelled the way they are – in Nominal Bore – all very frustrating for non pipe work engineers

Graphskill SUMS (GSUMS)

So step forward Graphskill SUMS, the new and best way to measure a u-bolt. Using this diagram we can see the key elements:

Graphskill SUMS : U-bolt

Graphskill SUMS : U-bolt

  • Material / finish
  • Thread size / bar Diameter
  • Thread Length
  • Inside Diameter (Distance between the legs)
  • Inside height

Those five qualities will uniquely define any u-bolt and Graphskill are now utilising that in our naming conventions

Old Convention: T304 Stainless Steel 50 Nominal Bore British Standard gripping u-bolt (Only the dedicated expert will understand that)

New Convention: U-Bolt M10 *35mm Thread, 65mm Inside Diameter, 96mm Inside Height T304 Stainless Steel

Anyone should be able to read that and know if it will suit their needs

So for example:

Thread Size=M

Inside Diameter=D

Inside Height=H

Thread Length=T

Graphskill SUMS= UBOLT/MATERIAL/M*D*H*T

Example: UBOLT/GALV/M6*34*75*20


What is a pipe clamp and how do I measure them?

Pipe clamps

Pipe clamps are used to clamp a pipe to a flat surface – traditionally of two styles, grip type (anchor) or Non-grip type (saddle / guide).

Grip or Anchor clamp: used when the pipe requires a tight clamping to restrict all movements. You can see in the image below how there is no gap between the pipe and the inner surface of the clamp.

Grip / Anchor Style Pipe Clamp

Grip / Anchor Style Pipe Clamp

Non-Grip or Saddle / guide clamp: used when it is desirable to have a looser fit to allow some movement. Movement could be thermal or mechanical (perhaps a vibration). Below is a representative image showing a gap between the pipe and the clamp. Realistically there would likely be contact at the top surface.

Non-Grip [Saddle/Guide] Style Pipe Clamp

Non-Grip [Saddle/Guide] Style Pipe Clamp

Traditionally pipe clamps were referenced by the size of the pipe they were clamping. So for example an engineer would ask for a pipe clamp for a 50 nominal bore pipe. No reference to the size of the clamp, thickness of the material, size of the holes etc.

Graphskill Sums

Graphskill Sums (GSUMS) is the new way of labelling pipe clamps (Read More about GSUMS)

Pipe clamp drawing for Graphskill Sums

Pipe clamp drawing for Graphskill Sums

Inside Diameter=D

Inside height=C

Material Width=W

Material thickness=T

Hole centres=A

Hole centre to edge=B

Hole diameter=E

So the code for a pipe clamp becomes: Graphskill SUMS=CLAMP/MATL/D-W*T-C-A-B-E

Example:  CLAMP/T304/64-40*8-63-140-30-14

This clearly defines the physical dimensions of the clamp. Grip or non grip becomes meaningless as the engineer knows the outside diameter of the pipe. So for example, in the above example if the outside diameter of the pipe is 63 mm, the engineer could ask for Inside Diameter=D = 64 as above, or if they wanted a non-grip style they could ask for Inside Diameter=D = 68 (or whatever clearance they require)


What is a pipe clip and how do I measure them?

Pipe Clips

Standard pipe clips are usually either 2 bolt clips or 3 bolt clips. Basically they are two halves that are bolted together around a pipe.

2 Bolt Pipe Clip

A 2 bolt pipe clip comes in two halves, and as can be seen in the diagram, has two bolts, one either side of the pipe to join the two halves together

Standard 2 Bolt Pipe Clip

Standard 2 Bolt Pipe Clip

Standard 2 Bolt Pipe Clip Diagram

Standard 2 Bolt Pipe Clip Diagram

These are typically used with a hanger rod to suspend the pipe. However they can also be used with a shoe or base plate.

Pipe SaddlePipe SaddlePipe Saddle


3 Bolt Pipe Clip

Like the 2 bolt pipe clip, the 3 bolt pipe clip comes in two halves, as can be seen in the diagram. However it has three bolts, one either side of the pipe, and one towards the end of an extended arm to join the two halves together

Standard 3 Bolt Pipe Clip

Standard 3 Bolt Pipe Clip

Standard 3 Bolt Pipe Clip Diagram

Standard 3 Bolt Pipe Clip Diagram

These would often be used where the pipe is perhaps insulated, so that the hanger rod would be outside of the insulation


Traditionally pipe clips were referenced by the size of the pipe they were clamping. So for example an engineer would ask for a pipe clip for a 50 nominal bore pipe. No reference to the size of the clip, thickness of the material, size of the holes etc.

Graphskill Sums

Graphskill Sums (GSUMS) is the new way of labelling pipe clips (Read More about GSUMS)

Graphskill SUMS : 2-bolt pipe clipInside Diameter=D

Clip Width=W

Clip Thickness=T

Hole Centres=P

Hole centre to Edge=G

Gap Between halves=R

Bolt Diameter Size=M

 


So the code for the pipe clamp becomes: Graphskill SUMS=CLIPS/MATERIAL/D-W*T-P-G-R-M

Example : CLIPS/T304/224-65*12-320-36-12-M24

This clearly defines the physical dimensions of the clip.


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General Engineering Technical Information
British Standard Pipe Dimensions: Metric to imperial size comparison

British Standard Pipe Dimensions: Metric to imperial size comparison

 

Nominal Bore (metric) Nominal Bore (Imperial) Pipe Outside Diamter (metric)
10 mm 3/8 " 17.2 mm
15 mm 1/2 " 21.3 mm
20 mm 3/4 " 26.9 mm
25 mm 1 " 33.7 mm
32 mm 1.25 " 42.4 mm
40 mm 1.5 " 48.3 mm
50 mm 2 " 60.3 mm
65 mm 2.5 " 76.1 mm
80 mm 3 " 88.9 mm
100 4 " 114.3 mm
125 5 " 139.7 mm
150 6" 168.3 mm
175 7" 193.7 mm
200 8" 219.1 mm
225 9" 244.5 mm
250 10" 273 mm
300 12" 323.9 mm
350 14" 355.6 mm
400 16" 406.4 mm
450 18" 457.0 mm
500 20"  508.0mm
550 22" 559.0 mm
600 24" 610.0 mm
650 26" 660.0 mm
700 28" 711.0 mm
750 30" 762.0 mm
800 32" 813.0 mm


Metric Spanner Sizes

Below are a list of spanner sizes to fit standard metric nuts

Nut Size

Spanner Size

M3 5.5 mm
M4 7 mm
M5 8 mm
M6 10 mm
M8 13 mm
M10 17 mm
M12 19 mm
M14 22 mm
M16 24 mm
M18 27 mm
M20 30 mm
M24 36 mm
M30 46 mm
M36 55 mm

Metric Thread Pitch Dimensions

The common definition of thread pitch is the distance from one thread groove to the next, measured from crest to crest. Standard pitch is also often called "Course" Pitch.

Image result for thread pitch drawing

Thread Pitch Dimensions (Metric)

 

Size

Standard / Course

Fine

M1.6

0.35

 

M2

0.4

 

M2.5

0.45

 

M3

0.5

 

M4

0.7

 

M5

0.8

 

M6

1.0

 

M8

1.25

1.0

M10

1.5

1.25

M12

1.75

1.5

M16

2.0

1.5

M20

2.5

1.5

M24

3.0

2.0

M30

3.5

2.0

M36

4.0

3.0


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Quotations
Can you quote for a special / bespoke manufacture?

Yes, of course we would be happy to quote for a special manufacture. We do not have a minimum quantity.

If you need a special U-Bolt, C-Bolt, J-Bolt, L-Bolt, Saddle clamp, or 2 bolt pipe clip then we have an on-line estimation tool available. Just add the dimensions you need, and the quantity and you will get an instant price. 

After "dialing up" the product dimensions you require you can either take the price as it is as a good estimate (We rarely change the price as shown), or for a formal quotation simply add your email address and click the Submit. That will send the details to us to check and we will send you a formal quotation

See the online quoting tool by clicking here: https://www.graphskill.com/quotes-and-estimates/

Need something a bit more tricky? Or do you have a drawing to send us? You can add your request to our contact form. Try to include material,  quantity, full dimensions and your full invoice / delivery address. Contact form >https://u-bolts-r-us.co.uk/contact-us


Can you quote for stock items available on the website?

Although we can send a quote, we really believe there is no need. All the info you need is on the website. Every product page shows current stock levels, lead time to manufacture more, full dimensional details, product accessories (such as backing plate and test certification / LOC's)  & volume discounts.

Thre are even PDF datasheets available on every product page, just click the link under the price

If you add the quantity required to the shopping cart you will see the price & available shipping options (Pre-configured for Mainland UK, but just add your own postcode to see updated options). You can also see shipping options, and enter different invoice / delivery addresses.

If you simply MUST have a quotation then you can use the contact us form to send your request.

You should be aware though, that

  •  > we reserve the right not to submit a quotation for orders of less than £200 
  •  > subsequent ordering would still be via the website using PayPal or Card to make payments.
  •  > We cannot process orders for Bank Transfer for orders of less than £1000
  •  > On the contact form you MUST include quantity required & full invoice / delivery address (We cannot quote without these details)

Click here for the Contact Us Form: https://u-bolts-r-us.co.uk/contact-us


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