What are the strongest fixings for plasterboard?

What are the strongest fixings for plasterboard?

Metal cavity fixings, also know as hollow wall anchors, are a type of plasterboard fixing that is ideal to use when fixing something to plasterboard walls that requires a strong brace. The metal cavity fixing works by the expanding arms swinging open and pressing into the reverse side of the board.

Which is the strongest of the plasterboard anchors?

The superb Gripr+ anchor, at 55kg rec load it’s the World’s strongest plasterboard fixing, able to carry huge loads in plasterboard and sheet materials.

What wall fixings do I need for plasterboard?

A Plasterboard Fixings Guide – What to use and what not to use

  • Standard plasterboard hollow wall fixings.
  • Heavy duty plasterboard hollow wall fixings.
  • Universal wall plugs.
  • Ready driver.
  • Rosett cavity fixings.
  • Snaptoggles.
  • Hollow wall anchors.
  • Spring toggles.

Do you need special wall plugs for plasterboard?

A normal screw will not securely stay in plasterboard or masonry without a wall plug. They expand to securely grip the sides of the hole you have drilled, and will help to hold the screw in place without damaging your walls.

How much weight can a plasterboard plug hold?

The blue type is ideal for single skin plasterboard applications and can hold loads up to 38kg. The red type is ideal for double skin plasterboard applications and can hold loads up to 70kg.

What weight can plasterboard fixings hold?

How much weight can plasterboard fixings hold?

How do you attach heavy items to plasterboard?


  1. Use a flat drill bit to drill a hole in the plasterboard. Top tip – for a dot and dab or double depth plasterboard, use our undercutting tool.
  2. Use a hammer to gently tap the fixing into the drilled hole.
  3. Use a screwdriver to turn the cam and open the wings for super grip strength.

Can I hang a heavy mirror on a plasterboard wall?

Many wonder if you hang a heavy mirror on a plasterboard wall. In short, the answer is yes!

How much weight can hollow wall anchors hold?

Toggle bolts are the types of drywall anchors that can support up to 50 pounds, while steel hollow-wall anchors have a drywall anchors weight limit of up to 100 pounds.

What is the best wall anchor to use for plaster?

Plastic wall anchors, Molly Bolts or Toggle Bolts? Plastic wall anchors don’t work with lath and plaster walls. Instead, use plaster anchors made of metal like a molly bolt or a toggle bolt. Be sure to use one that’s long enough to get behind the plaster and lath.

Is plasterboard strong enough to hold a TV?

Many people ask the question “Can I put TV on a plasterboard wall?” The answer is yes you can fix a TV to a plasterboard wall. Hanging a TV on a plasterboard wall is possible even if the TV is very large and heavy.

Are grip it fixings any good?

Review for GripIt by Around To A very innovative range of plaster board fixings, they work really well for the places you can use them. However they do an all plastic range of fixings which I found really very useless. They break easily and when screwing into them with the supplied screws they fell apart in the wall.

Can you hang a 20kg mirror on plasterboard?

What are the best plasterboard fixings for heavy objects?

GeeFix are the perfect plasterboard fixings for heavy objects. Whether you are a building trade professional or a keen DIYer, you’ll know that the plasterboard fixings available had serious limitations. Some of them are tricky to fix, some are prone to fail, and most just aren’t reliable enough for heavy objects, until now!

What type of load do you test plasterboard for?

All of my tests are based on an axial load – this also sometimes gets called tensile or tension loads and involve pulling the fixing straight out of the plasterboard (i.e. not at an angle). This is pretty much worst case scenario for any fixing.

Can plaster board hold a screw alone?

Plaster board is too brittle to hold a screw alone, so if you are hanging a picture frame, TV or a canvas ensure you pair it with the correct fixing. We stock a range from the biggest brands in Fischer and Rawlplug.

Does geefix work on plasterboard?

GeeFix cavity wall fixings have many benefits that distinguish them from other cavity and plasterboard fixings on the market: A single GeeFix works for substrates between 3mm and 75mm thickness with suitable cavity wall fixing screws. This unique product is only available direct from GeeFix. May 25, 2018 Wattle and Daub What is wattle and daub?

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