Gripit Plasterboard Fixings 18mm Pk 25 £6.99 prime / £10.98 non prime @ Amazon
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Gripit Plasterboard Fixings 18mm Pk 25 £6.99 prime / £10.98 non prime @ Amazon

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Found 9th Jan
These are great if you have plasterboard and want to hang up things on the wall.

This is a pack of 25, the pack of 8 at most places like screwfix.

Bare in mind you have to make a hole the same size of the fixing, so in this case an 18mm flatwood drill bit.

screwfix.com/p/f…05v
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Tried various products, nothing beat these
Hate these things, bloody great holes which are a **** to get rid off later and not nearly as strong as they claim.

These are the kings of plasterboard fixings...

screwfix.com/p/d…132

Cheap as chips, no drilling, you can reuse them and they will hold crazy weights, as an example, four will hold a kitchen cupboard full of heavy tins on the wall without skipping a beat. These are what most builders use to hold just about anything up in a dry lined house and you've only got a small hole to fill when the missus decides she doesn't want whatever it is in the perfectly good position it's been in for the last 20 years!
Edited by moderator: "removed swear word" 9th Jan
virgil472 h, 38 m ago

These are awesome things, we've used them on all the TVs in the bedrooms, …These are awesome things, we've used them on all the TVs in the bedrooms, although we used 25mm ones ... Bit scary the first time drilling a 25mm hole in the wall and hit studwork in one hole (no prob as just filled hole and moved across a few MM (good job the mount had room for adjustment) ... Bit fiddly to use for first time, if you've got wonky vision like me, but worth it!


If you found a stud, why didn't you just screw into that for support?
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Has anyone used these? Are they any better than, for instance, these ones?

I'm a bit worried about the 18mm hole needed. Knowing my luck, the hole edges will crumble away leaving me with a 25mm hole
Edited by: "Yas" 9th Jan
Good find, thanks for sharing OP
Good price however I'd be abit concerned about that 18mm hole especially when the Mrs always wants things moving around.

I regularly use the self-drill fixings and have only had an issue with them coming loose once on a stair gate.
Yas12 m ago

Has anyone used these? Are they any better than, for instance, these …Has anyone used these? Are they any better than, for instance, these ones?I'm a bit worried about the 18mm hole needed. Knowing my luck, the hole edges will crumble away leaving me with a 25mm hole

Used these to hang my radiators
It simply works as Advertised
I used the screws for my TV and they work as well
So it depends on ur budget/tools
Edited by: "mahmouddiaa" 9th Jan
Tried various products, nothing beat these
dutluk20013 m ago

Good price however I'd be abit concerned about that 18mm hole especially …Good price however I'd be abit concerned about that 18mm hole especially when the Mrs always wants things moving around. I regularly use the self-drill fixings and have only had an issue with them coming loose once on a stair gate.


Ah nothing important then
Yas18 m ago

Has anyone used these? Are they any better than, for instance, these …Has anyone used these? Are they any better than, for instance, these ones?I'm a bit worried about the 18mm hole needed. Knowing my luck, the hole edges will crumble away leaving me with a 25mm hole



These are awesome things, we've used them on all the TVs in the bedrooms, although we used 25mm ones ... Bit scary the first time drilling a 25mm hole in the wall and hit studwork in one hole (no prob as just filled hole and moved across a few MM (good job the mount had room for adjustment) ... Bit fiddly to use for first time, if you've got wonky vision like me, but worth it!
Yas18 m ago

Has anyone used these? Are they any better than, for instance, these …Has anyone used these? Are they any better than, for instance, these ones?I'm a bit worried about the 18mm hole needed. Knowing my luck, the hole edges will crumble away leaving me with a 25mm hole


The screwfix ones are the ones I use on my internal walls, which have a large cavity behind them. On the inside of the external walls, the plasterboard is fixed by dot and dab which leaves a relatively tiny cavity and they are useless unless you drill into the wall behind the cavity.

The gripit type are relatively new to me but look like they might be quite useful. I'm going to give them a try although, yeah, an 18mm hole is a bit scary.
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Yas34 m ago

Has anyone used these? Are they any better than, for instance, these …Has anyone used these? Are they any better than, for instance, these ones?I'm a bit worried about the 18mm hole needed. Knowing my luck, the hole edges will crumble away leaving me with a 25mm hole


Yes we use them. We used to use the others linked to further down but Gripits are by far the strongest and best on the market. It is scary when you drill the hole but the fix is incredibly strong.
I use the snap toggles, need an 12mm hole. They are easy to use
Hate these things, bloody great holes which are a **** to get rid off later and not nearly as strong as they claim.

These are the kings of plasterboard fixings...

screwfix.com/p/d…132

Cheap as chips, no drilling, you can reuse them and they will hold crazy weights, as an example, four will hold a kitchen cupboard full of heavy tins on the wall without skipping a beat. These are what most builders use to hold just about anything up in a dry lined house and you've only got a small hole to fill when the missus decides she doesn't want whatever it is in the perfectly good position it's been in for the last 20 years!
Edited by moderator: "removed swear word" 9th Jan
We used these. They do the job really well. Unfortunately hubby didn't measure properly and drilled two 18mm holes in the wrong place.
Just make sure you measure really carefully!
Edited by: "bristolgal" 9th Jan
Are these the best solution for hanging radiators on a 9.5 plasterboard?
daver771 h, 12 m ago

Tried various products, nothing beat these


They work ok if you have the crimp tool to compress them properly
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The great thing about these is that you know they'll work and you won't have to fiddle around with different size screws or plugs.

The holes are quite big so I would only use it for something I know I'm not going to move. But I doubt it's that difficult to fill the holes.

I've changed all my curtain rails to these as all previous ones eventually start to become loose. My bookshelves are fixed to the wall with these. My radiators. Even a huge TV cabinet on the wall.
Showing £16.99 for me?
daniq1 h, 17 m ago

Are these the best solution for hanging radiators on a 9.5 plasterboard?


Most definitely not, use the ones I recommended above, remember Dragon's Den!!!
virgil472 h, 38 m ago

These are awesome things, we've used them on all the TVs in the bedrooms, …These are awesome things, we've used them on all the TVs in the bedrooms, although we used 25mm ones ... Bit scary the first time drilling a 25mm hole in the wall and hit studwork in one hole (no prob as just filled hole and moved across a few MM (good job the mount had room for adjustment) ... Bit fiddly to use for first time, if you've got wonky vision like me, but worth it!


If you found a stud, why didn't you just screw into that for support?
I'm a DIY disaster zone and even I could get some heavy picture frames mounted on a dot'n'dab wall using these fixings. They are ace.
b1g1an2 h, 34 m ago

Hate these things, bloody great holes which are a **** to get rid off …Hate these things, bloody great holes which are a **** to get rid off later and not nearly as strong as they claim.These are the kings of plasterboard fixings...https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-plasterboard-fixings-metal-25mm-100-pack/69132Cheap as chips, no drilling, you can reuse them and they will hold crazy weights, as an example, four will hold a kitchen cupboard full of heavy tins on the wall without skipping a beat. These are what most builders use to hold just about anything up in a dry lined house and you've only got a small hole to fill when the missus decides she doesn't want whatever it is in the perfectly good position it's been in for the last 20 years!


I must be using these wrong as I've never had any luck, always end up mashing up at least a quarter of the holes! I use the ones mentioned earlier that need a setting tool all the time though and they are rock solid.
I have dot & dab and plasterboard everywhere.

These are the dogs


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b1g1an2 h, 37 m ago

Hate these things, bloody great holes which are a **** to get rid off …Hate these things, bloody great holes which are a **** to get rid off later and not nearly as strong as they claim.These are the kings of plasterboard fixings...https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-plasterboard-fixings-metal-25mm-100-pack/69132Cheap as chips, no drilling, you can reuse them and they will hold crazy weights, as an example, four will hold a kitchen cupboard full of heavy tins on the wall without skipping a beat. These are what most builders use to hold just about anything up in a dry lined house and you've only got a small hole to fill when the missus decides she doesn't want whatever it is in the perfectly good position it's been in for the last 20 years!


Second these, super easy, use them for everything. I've never tried hanging a kitchen cupboard with them though!
virgil473 h, 23 m ago

These are awesome things, we've used them on all the TVs in the bedrooms, …These are awesome things, we've used them on all the TVs in the bedrooms, although we used 25mm ones ... Bit scary the first time drilling a 25mm hole in the wall and hit studwork in one hole (no prob as just filled hole and moved across a few MM (good job the mount had room for adjustment) ... Bit fiddly to use for first time, if you've got wonky vision like me, but worth it!


LOL, if you find a stud, you don't need to relocate it, you take advantage of your good luck and screw into the stud, a far stronger fixing.
Edited by: "kudos1uk" 9th Jan
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b1g1an1 h, 28 m ago

Most definitely not, use the ones I recommended above, remember Dragon's …Most definitely not, use the ones I recommended above, remember Dragon's Den!!!


That Dragon's Den demo wasn't fair as it turned out the plaster wasn't dried properly, thus the radiator came off easily.
kudos1uk6 m ago

LOL, if you find a stud, you don't need to relocate it, you take advantage …LOL, if you find a stud, you don't need to relocate it, you take advantage of your good luck and screw into the stud, a far stranger fixing.



You know when you're doing something something you don't normally do, well that was me, soooo focussed on achieving what I was doing that I wasn't going to be derailed, proud of what I'd achieved then stepped back and thought ... Why on earth didn't I use the studding! lol
s24adm46 m ago

If you found a stud, why didn't you just screw into that for support?



See answer above lol
If anyone is ever in need of securing something like a TV mount, use these. They secure against the brick/blockwork so the plasterboard isn't taking the weight.

buyrigifixonline.co.uk/
b1g1an3 h, 29 m ago

Hate these things, bloody great holes which are a **** to get rid off …Hate these things, bloody great holes which are a **** to get rid off later and not nearly as strong as they claim.These are the kings of plasterboard fixings...https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-plasterboard-fixings-metal-25mm-100-pack/69132Cheap as chips, no drilling, you can reuse them and they will hold crazy weights, as an example, four will hold a kitchen cupboard full of heavy tins on the wall without skipping a beat. These are what most builders use to hold just about anything up in a dry lined house and you've only got a small hole to fill when the missus decides she doesn't want whatever it is in the perfectly good position it's been in for the last 20 years!


We have a timber framed house so all the walls are plasterboard, and the previous people that lived here seemed to like those screw in things that you linked to.

Anyway on Xmas Eve this year when I was busy as hell, I went to close the curtains in the lounge which are on a pull cord - they are the only thing left now that the previous home owner fitted and unluckily for me he used those screw in things you say are OK for heavy duty items.

The cord was slightly stuck so I pulled it harder than I normally would and it ripped the entire curtain rail off the wall and into the newly decorated Xmas tree!!

It was then that I realised the charlatan had used these fixings for a very heavy curtain pole with heavy curtains and was the reason it came out of the wall.

So my busy Xmas Eve was spent re-fitting the curtain pole using proper wall anchors and you could now swing off it!!

These gripits look OK, I would put shelves etc up with them, but you can't beat hollow wall anchors with proper fixing tools, or where possible finding an actual stud or two to fix onto.
s24adm1 h, 23 m ago

If you found a stud, why didn't you just screw into that for support?


My thoughts exactly
daver777 m ago

If anyone is ever in need of securing something like a TV mount, use …If anyone is ever in need of securing something like a TV mount, use these. They secure against the brick/blockwork so the plasterboard isn't taking the weight.http://buyrigifixonline.co.uk/


+1 I used those to fit a TV into a thermalise wall in our old house, amazing fixings!
tazinio3 h, 13 m ago

The great thing about these is that you know they'll work and you won't …The great thing about these is that you know they'll work and you won't have to fiddle around with different size screws or plugs.The holes are quite big so I would only use it for something I know I'm not going to move. But I doubt it's that difficult to fill the holes.I've changed all my curtain rails to these as all previous ones eventually start to become loose. My bookshelves are fixed to the wall with these. My radiators. Even a huge TV cabinet on the wall.


The difficult part isn't actually filling the holes, it getting the things out in the first place!

My neighbour pointed me to these when I was fixing the TV to the wall in a new build. I initially had it "too high so it looked like an airport departure board" (according to the wife).

Long story short, I got one out and just filled over the other two as it's concealed by the TV anyway. Trying to get this out the wall, even with the metal "grip" bits retracted, gave me confidence that my TV wasn't going anywhere. I reckon the plasterboard would come down before these things gave out, but make sure you know what you're drilling into!
I've used the anchor bolts with the setting tool for a lot of fixings, but these seem much more solid.
Sorry, the fixings may be OK (in the right circumstances) but I don't buy into the Prime nonsense at £7+ a month, every month, regardless. These are £10.98 whatever you claim.
b1g1an4 h, 34 m ago

Hate these things, bloody great holes which are a **** to get rid off …Hate these things, bloody great holes which are a **** to get rid off later and not nearly as strong as they claim.These are the kings of plasterboard fixings...https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-plasterboard-fixings-metal-25mm-100-pack/69132Cheap as chips, no drilling, you can reuse them and they will hold crazy weights, as an example, four will hold a kitchen cupboard full of heavy tins on the wall without skipping a beat. These are what most builders use to hold just about anything up in a dry lined house and you've only got a small hole to fill when the missus decides she doesn't want whatever it is in the perfectly good position it's been in for the last 20 years!


Crikey... Not sure what builders use these but they are not fit for purpose lol a picture is fine but these are not designed to take any weight
Hollow wall anchors are the original and best when fitted right. 20 years in the trade and nothing better on drywall using the correct fixing tool. As for the comments regarding hitting a joist and then filling and moving past it to use one of these.... lol, the human race is doomed
eliano9 m ago

Hollow wall anchors are the original and best when fitted right. 20 years …Hollow wall anchors are the original and best when fitted right. 20 years in the trade and nothing better on drywall using the correct fixing tool. As for the comments regarding hitting a joist and then filling and moving past it to use one of these.... lol, the human race is doomed

Yup, the human race is doomed! ... Especially if you think Joists are used in Walls! LMFAO!! D'oh!
eliano26 m ago

Crikey... Not sure what builders use these but they are not fit for …Crikey... Not sure what builders use these but they are not fit for purpose lol a picture is fine but these are not designed to take any weight


More informed ones than yourself obviously
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