General Information

Established in 1984, NZ Nail Industries Ltd has steadily built a reputation for reliability and integrity. One hundred percent New Zealand owned and operated, the company now supplies the largest and most comprehensive range of loose nails to the New Zealand building industry and DIY’ers. We have a comprehensive range of nail finishes and types to meet any job requirement.

To decide which Nail is right for your job simply peruse the information below, or for a comprehensive list of our entire product range, navigate using the links in the left-hand side bar.

Building Product Information Sheet for Nails: BPIR.DECLARATION.NZNails_06.11.23.pdf

/ Nail Finishes / Nail and Staple Types


/ Nail Finishes

// Bright // Galvanised
// Gold Passivated // Electroplated
// Stainless Steel // Silicon Bronze

// Bright

A plain steel nail that has no protective coating. Nails have been rumbled (polished) after manufacture to give a shiny finish. For interior use only.
USES: All Internal framing - walls, roofing, floor structures, internal finishing (skirting architraves), joinery and cabinet making.


// Galvanised

Have been coated after manufacture with zinc for corrosion protection. For exterior use or where moisture may occur.
USES: External framing (pergolas, shade houses, car-ports etc), timber fencing & gates, landscaping, external finishing (eaves, fascias), or in any situation where the timbers being held are exposed to the elements and protection from corrosion is required.


// Gold Passivated Plasterboard Clout (Annular Grooved)

This shank has been mechanically rolled to leave a number of sharp rings. These rings act like barbs against the timber fibres, vastly increasing the holding power of the nail. This nail shank is used where increased holding is required.
USES: For fixing Plasterboard


// Electroplated

This nail has been coated after manufacture with zinc for corrosion protection using electroplating processes.
USES: For finishing work such as internal timber moulding, joinery and cabinet making. Not recommended for exterior use.


// Stainless Steel

A Stainless Steel finish provides superior corrosion resistance. This is achieved due to the “passivity” inherent in the nails. When exposed to oxygen it immediately acquires a protective invisible film (chromium oxide CrO2). We use 316 Stainless is recommended over 304 due to its superior resistance to corrosion.
Any environment with exposure to corrosive seaside elements.


// Silicon Bronze

Silicon Bronze nails possess a copper alloy that contains Iron, Zinc, Silicon, Manganeso, Lead and Nickel. Silicon Bronze nails are corrosion resistant and can be used in salt water environments.
These nails are commonly used in cedar cladding, boating applications and more recently in Kwila decking timber.


/ Nail & Staple Types

// Flat Head // Jolt Head
// Timber Flooring / Decking // Timber Deck
// Timber Paling // Bracket Nail
// Fibre Cement // Tile & Slate Underlay
// Galvanised Jolt (3.15mm Diameter)
// Clout
// Panel Pin // Springhead Twist
// Nu-Fix Roofing // Slice Cut Staple
// Barbed Staple  

// Flat Head

A large diameter head (normally up to 2.5 times the thickness of the nail shank). This head will sit slightly proud of the work surface. Flat head nails are designed to resist pull through on soft or thin timbers. This nail is used where the concealment of the head is not critical. Particularly suitable for strong construction. e.g. Framing.

// Jolt Head

A small diameter head particularly suitable for applications where the head is required to be concealed. This head may be punched beneath the timber surface. Jolt head nails are designed to either finish flush with or below the work surface.


// Galvanised Timber Flooring A.G. (Annular Grooved)

This nail has an annular grooved shank for extra holding power. The countersunk head on this nail holds the decking in place without damaging the timber.
USES: For fastening particle board flooring to floor joists. In external circumstances, it is used for fastening Hardwood decking timber. When using nails in Hardwood it is preferable to pre-drill Hardwood first.


// Galvanised Timber Deck (A.G.)

This nail has an annular grooved shank for extra holding power. The countersunk head on this nail holds the decking in place without damaging the timber.
USES: For fastening 37-40mm timber decking.


// Galvanised Timber Paling (A.G.)

The annular grooved shank has extra holding power. It has a flat head to help eliminate pull through.
USES: This nail is used for fixing timber palings with a thickness of 19mm or 25mm.


// Galvanised Bracket Nail

This nail is commonly used for fastening galvanised spouting brackets to fascia board and galvanised timber plate connectors.


// Galvanised Fibre Cement

USES: Used for fixing various James Hardie products. (Please refer to manufacturer guidelines for application instructions for these nails).


// Galvanised Jolt (3.15mm Diameter)

USES: Used for fixing Linea Weatherboard. (Please refer to manufacturer guidelines for application instructions for these nails).


// Galvanised Tile & Slate Underlay (A.G.)

USES: Used for fixing Tile Underlay Sheet to wooden or particle board flooring so that tiles can be laid over the top. (Please refer to manufacturer guidelines for application instructions for these nails).


// Clout Head

A thin diameter head (can be more than 2.5 times the shank thickness). This nail is used mainly for attaching sheet materials and other products to timber.


// Panel Pin Head

A small jolt head used where concealment of the head is required.


// Galvanised Springhead Twist Nail

USES: A nail used for utility sheds, farm buildings and galvanised iron fencing.


// Galvanised Nu-Fix Roofing (Spiral Shank)

USES:  For fixing various profiles in galvanised roofing iron.


// Galvanised Slice Cut Staple

USES: Mainly used for fastening various gauges of fencing wire to farm fence posts and batterns.


// Galvanised Barbed Staple

USES: For fastening various gauges of fencing wire, barbed staples are preferred for additional holding power.