GripIt 25mm Plasterboard TV Fixing Kit £7.99 at Maplin + 5.5% TopCashBack (£7.55 after cashback) - £7.99 @ Maplin
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GripIt 25mm Plasterboard TV Fixing Kit £7.99 at Maplin + 5.5% TopCashBack (£7.55 after cashback) - £7.99 @ Maplin

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Found 26th Jul 2017
Bought a new TV recently but have been having issues handing anything on my walls (new build property with plasterboard walls) so started researching plasterboard wall hanging solutions as this TV is 55" and I'm worried it will fall off... .

"Grip It" seems to be the bees knees but I don't want to buy them and a drill pit separately so I'm going for this kit - cheaper than Amazon etc. (cheapest is F F X £7.12 delivered but they aren't allowed on HUKD for some reason).

Key selling points for me are the drill bit and screws that are included in the pack. If this works then I just need to buy more Grip It's from Screwfix as I will already have the drill bit.

Hope this helps someone...will report back.

FYI, I've both this bracket.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003U4I4DI/
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I can vouch for these being absolutely brilliant. In the same way, I too tried to hang my 55 inch tv on the wall using what I thought would be sufficient plugs but in reality they were not. These grip its are simple to fit and can take a fair amount of weight and are perfect for those who are unfortunate enough to have rubbish paper-thin walls that now come with new build properties.
The issue with new houses isn't so much the thickness of the walls but the use of dot and dab to fix the plasterboard. Finding studs to fix to can be troublesome.
And aren't these the ones featured on dragon's den? Invented by a kid and his granddad iirc.
Im no expert on this, but can the plasterboard actually take the weight of the tv? I know normally, the weight of the tv is on the fixings, and the fixings in the board give way, and thats what this fixing kit avoids. But will the plasterboard actually stay up with the weight?
Plasterboard can take massive weights but not using these stupid things that make huge holes in the board and weaken it significantly.
well my TV has been on the wall for 8 months now using the grip-its and it hasn't budged. TV's don't weigh a lot these days and they are certainly better than other options.
The problem I have as do many others, is the depth behind the plaster board and the brickwork behind. A lot of the time I cannot use a number of wall fixings because I not have the depth behind to push them in and then open them out. These grip-its are as thick as the plasterboard and the way in which they then grip to the plasterboard is simple yet clever.
these are superb - its all about the surface area of the fixing - so if you bang in a nail and hang a picture, the surface area of the nail in the board is TINY. These create a much bigger even surface area to hang upon. pretty simple really. Likewise I used these about 18 months ago for my admittedly on 40" TV and it was a doddle. IF you do hit a 'dab' they do a nifty recess tool so that the flaps can still be opened up.
Edited by: "stuart07970" 26th Jul 2017
If you have a drill bit and bolts with the bracket, home bargains and quality save have packs of these in various sizes for around £2.50 (they might even come with bolts, didn't check reviews say they do
Edited by: "caverncity" 26th Jul 2017
Make sure you check the width of your plasterboard before you buy any. You have to buy the right size of these or else when you push them in and twist, they won't grip anything.

I've used these with a child safety gate. My son has tries his best to rip them out, but has failed so far.
The screw in types I had before lasted 5 minutes.
I'm pretty sure I've seen these in red in Home bargain for a couple of quid.
These are brilliant I have the 20 pack and hung 4 LCDs with them so far!
If you have dry lined walls all you need to do is drill with a long 7mm drill bit and brown wall plugs with long screws and knock the plugs in using the screws then tighten normally. I fix heavy radiators using this method no problems.
I was in the same boat in 2011 , moved into a new build and purchased a new kitchen cupboard and wanted to hang it.

My boss at the time told me about these wall anchors

http://s7g3.scene7.com/is/image//ae235?src=ae235/68410_P&$prodImageMedium$

I have used these to mount everything that needed hanging around the house. They are brilliant , cheap and easy to use. Also the hole required isnt that big for a M6 bolt.
I used these to hang my tv. here very easy.
These are massively overpriced you can buy at any screwfix for £5-£6...great item though
Amazon have reduced the price to match the £7.12, granted that's with Prime Free Delivery if you have it!


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I'm confused, the description says about drilling six 25mm holes in the wall but also says "Completely removable and reusable should you move your TV set to another location"?

Doesn't sound "removable" to me.
pimpchez

I was in the same boat in 2011 , moved into a new build and purchased a … I was in the same boat in 2011 , moved into a new build and purchased a new kitchen cupboard and wanted to hang it. My boss at the time told me about these wall anchors I have used these to mount everything that needed hanging around the house. They are brilliant , cheap and easy to use. Also the hole required isnt that big for a M6 bolt.


Agreed, these are great, but make sure that you buy the correct length if using on a dot & dab wall - you will usually only have 25mm clearance behind a 12mm sheet, and the fitting needs to be able to open out in the gap. Perfect for stud walls though.
pimpchez1 h, 49 m ago

I was in the same boat in 2011 , moved into a new build and purchased a …I was in the same boat in 2011 , moved into a new build and purchased a new kitchen cupboard and wanted to hang it. My boss at the time told me about these wall anchors [Image] I have used these to mount everything that needed hanging around the house. They are brilliant , cheap and easy to use. Also the hole required isnt that big for a M6 bolt.


Agreed. I considered the Gripit, but the initial bore-holes (they're pretty big in fairness) really put me off.

Wall anchors, or wanchors for short if you like, can hold seriously decent amounts of mass. A setting tool helps, but reality is that the screw itself sets the wanchor just fine. At M6, these are easily able to hold the mass of a 55" TV by themselves - using four, you're laughing.
pimpchez

I was in the same boat in 2011 , moved into a new build and purchased a … I was in the same boat in 2011 , moved into a new build and purchased a new kitchen cupboard and wanted to hang it. My boss at the time told me about these wall anchors I have used these to mount everything that needed hanging around the house. They are brilliant , cheap and easy to use. Also the hole required isnt that big for a M6 bolt.




Was about to post some info regarding this very thing - wall anchors! Absolute gem to work with and secure a great amount of weight. The only thing with these wall anchors is the possible need for the wall anchor setting tool for about £10. Defo worth it though as a pack of wall anchors ranges from £4 - £12 for about 50 - 100. The size of the hole is smaller than the grip it's so it wouldn't lead to as much stress on the plasterboard. I have used both the grip its and wall anchors and both are amazing.

Take note though to measure the pasterboard thickness before purchasing (simply drill a small hole and use a paper clip to measure the depth of the plasterboard). As for this deal though.......Great find OP have some heat mate
OrribleHarry2 h, 8 m ago

I'm confused, the description says about drilling six 25mm holes in the …I'm confused, the description says about drilling six 25mm holes in the wall but also says "Completely removable and reusable should you move your TV set to another location"? Doesn't sound "removable" to me.


yeah i wondered the same when i was considering options for hanging my tv

anyone explain to layman how they are removable (and what you are left with if you choose to)?
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ben1979

Amazon have reduced the price to match the £7.12, granted that's with … Amazon have reduced the price to match the £7.12, granted that's with Prime Free Delivery if you have it! Linky



Wow! Did you request the price match? If yes, how???
I've used these and they are excellent .Bought a tub with different sizes and inc drill bits.Also comes with under reaming tool so dot and dab not an issue. To remove just insert screwdriver and twist.
Gedc

I've used these and they are excellent .Bought a tub with different sizes … I've used these and they are excellent .Bought a tub with different sizes and inc drill bits.Also comes with under reaming tool so dot and dab not an issue. To remove just insert screwdriver and twist.



Sleeve anchors are much better for dot and dab. Much stronger and leave smaller holes.
bignigglet

Was about to post some info regarding this very thing - wall anchors! … Was about to post some info regarding this very thing - wall anchors! Absolute gem to work with and secure a great amount of weight. The only thing with these wall anchors is the possible need for the wall anchor setting tool for about £10. Defo worth it though as a pack of wall anchors ranges from £4 - £12 for about 50 - 100. The size of the hole is smaller than the grip it's so it wouldn't lead to as much stress on the plasterboard. I have used both the grip its and wall anchors and both are amazing. Take note though to measure the pasterboard thickness before purchasing (simply drill a small hole and use a paper clip to measure the depth of the plasterboard). As for this deal though.......Great find OP have some heat mate



Well yes , put up a curtain pole up at the weekend and always use a setting tool (12£) years ago. The stud walls yes are deeper than the length of the M6 anchor.However use the setting tool and it will expand and clamp into the cavity and is fine for shelves and curtain poles and also my 50" tv with (4).

When i did my kitchen wall unit , i used M8s which cleared the plasterboard then i used a set of longer heavier duty bolts.
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