Sustainable, reliable products since 1992
Since it was first established in 1992 as Architectural Supplies Limited, Rapierstar’s uniquely innovative, technologically advanced and keenly priced branded range of fastener solutions has come to dominate the UK fenestration fastener and fixing market.
In 2002 the Rapierstar branded range was introduced in the UK which, in turn, led to the development of other ‘star’ specialist ranges. In 2003 the StarTurn brand name became a UK registered trademark. To better identify the company with its new products, the company name changed in 2005 to Rapier Star Limited. In the same year, the ‘Rapierstar’ brand became a registered trademark throughout the EU and became the identity of the company.
Specialist branded fixings include STARPVCU high corrosion resistant carbon and stainless steel window screws – specified on many leading fenestration systems, STARALU self-tapping stainless steel fixings for Aluminium systems, STARFIX plug-free masonry fixings, STARTURN universal timber screws, STARDECK specially developed exterior decking screws and STARPIN & STARNAIL stainless steel polymer headed pins and nails.
Many of the specialist masonry and wood screws feature the unique STARFORM thread, which lowers drive in torque and reduces assembly time – without pre-drilling
Rapierstar specifies, and sources from respected ISO accredited manufacturers to deliver high quality, competitively priced products. Utilising specialist global consolidation and UK logistic companies enable Rapierstar to ensure the right products are procured at the right price.
Rapierstar's clients range from small independent companies to large multinational distributors and manufacturers. The company’s goal is to establish and maintain a position of leadership in the supply of fixings and building products throughout the UK, Ireland and across Europe.
In 2010 the company acquired a new 100,000 ft² Head Office and Distribution Centre near Macclesfield, Cheshire. Centrally located close to major transport networks, the facility holds over one billion fixings usually available for next day UK delivery.
Rapierstar sells experience and quality – products are designed and manufactured to exacting quality standards. In addition to manufacturers' commitment to excellence, Rapierstar also invests in a comprehensive in-house test centre. This industry-leading quality assurance facility enables Rapierstar to comply with appropriate British and international standards
More than superior fasteners
Fasteners are tested to BS EN ISO 9227:2012 and exceed BS EN 1670 grade 4 and 5. Windows & doors fabricated with Rapierstar screws have surpassed BS EN 7412 and customers using Rapierstar screws successfully test their products for enhanced security beyond PAS 24:2016. Rapierstar is an ISO 9001:2015 quality management company, accredited with Investors in People (IIP).
Fasteners comply with The Construction Products Regulation 2011 (CPR) and carry CE marking with full traceability. Rapierstar is recommended by many of the leading manufacturers of window and door products in the UK.