Metal Screws

Buildex® Metal Teks® self-drilling screws have a hardened drill point that will drill and thread in structural steel and mild steel. These Teks points are designed in a manner much the same as a high speed drill bit.

Buildex® Metal Teks® are available in a variety of finishes with unique product features to suit a wide range of environmental conditions.

Selection Guide

Wafer Head

For jobs needing a low profile head, e.g., metal deck clips, electrical fittings, signs, sheet metal, etc.

Bugle Head

For fixing of plasterboard to metal

Button Head

For jobs needing a broad flat head, e.g., foil sarking and insulation panels, fascia bracket clips to rafters, conduit clips to steel, etc.

Countersunk Head

For jobs needing a flush finish, e.g., fencing, gates, hinges, etc.

Countersunk Head (Extended Point)

For fixing timber trim through plasterboard to steel framing, e.g, skirting, architraves, cupboards, window frames, etc.

Countersunk Rib Head

For fixing pre-drilled board, e.g., panelling, lining board, etc.

Pan Head

For General Fixings, e.g., brackets, fixings, etc.

Self Embedding Head

For General Fixings to metal, e.g., lining boards, fascias, panelling, etc.

Self Embedding Head (Extended Point)

For fixing wet area linings to steel studs, maximum 2.5mm thickness, e.g., bedrooms, laundries, kitchens, etc.

Tamper Resistant Head

For security fixings, e.g., security grills, signs, cladding, etc.

Taptite Countersunk Rib Head

For fastening timber, particleboard flooring into heavy gauge steel, where a predrilled hole is preferred


A 14g screw with a 12g head, which outperforms 12g screws in all strength properties

Hexagon Head with Seal

For fixing roofing profiles and wall cladding to steel purlins

Hexagon Head - No Seal

For fixing metal to metal, e.g., fences, signs, fixings, trailers, etc.

How to use

Buildex® Metal Teks®:
  1. Measure the total thickness of the materials to be drilled.
  2. Choose a screw that has a drilling capacity equal to or greater than the total thickness of materials to be drilled.
  3. Determine the best head style for the intended application.
  4. Choose a screw long enough to allow at least three threads to protrude beyond the metal being fastened to.
  5. Select the correct driver for the screw being used.
  6. Fit driver to a power screwdriver (Tek Gun) set to HIGH (approx. 2500rpm).
  7. Put screw onto driver and place at fastening position.
  8. Push sharply on screwdriver to create a starting point.
  9. Squeeze screwdriver trigger and maintain firm end pressure until screw has drilled and fastened.
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