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Used these the other day. No drilling required, just tap into the wall, screw and voila. Very sturdy, currently holding up a very large and heavy clock. Obviously, cheaper alternatives out there, but for a hassle free, quick procedure, definitely worth adding to your toolbox.

Metal plasterboard fixings that feature a sharp serrated point for accurate positioning and easier hammering. No drill required. Flat head does not rotate on screwing. Easily removable with minimal damage to wall. Suitable for screw sizes 4-5mm.
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Check out Gosforth Handyman on YouTube who did a great review on all the different types of wall fixings.
JohnnyUtah02/02/2020 09:42

Need something like plasterboard fixings but for a thinner panel thickness …Need something like plasterboard fixings but for a thinner panel thickness to hold coat hooks on a few bedroom/bathroom doors. Doors are those cheap hollow cavity type.


screwfix.com/p/p…55k
And for really heavy stuff use these...

screwfix.com/p/c…4hg
screwfix.com/p/c…2hg

Quite pricey but the only thing I'd trust for hanging up a TV and other heavy stuff like air cons and boilers. I used a couple to hang a large mirror and I wanted to be as sure as possible that it wasn't going to come crashing to the ground one day. I first found out about them on CharlieDIY YouTube channel.
These are my weapon of choice. Admittedly you need the associated 'setting tool' but these fixings are fantastic.
Edited by: "Sinbad" 2nd Feb
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Raw plugs?.......
It's Rawl.
Need something like plasterboard fixings but for a thinner panel thickness to hold coat hooks on a few bedroom/bathroom doors. Doors are those cheap hollow cavity type.
It’s not very hard to drill into plasterboard, so I’m more interested in how well thefixing holds.
COUPONKEV02/02/2020 09:30

I prefer these


I use these pretty much every day, we call em curly wurly's
I wouldn't trust them to hold anything heavy as if you look at how they are designed, the strength is all in a single screw thread.

We use them for surface mounted sockets and switches and light pendents.
Check out Gosforth Handyman on YouTube who did a great review on all the different types of wall fixings.
richie147uk02/02/2020 09:58

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Interesting. I’ve found these to be very strong when used correctly but never relied on them for anything over 15kg spread across 4 of them or 7/8kg over 2 of these. Anything heavier that has to go on plasterboard and I’ve used spring toggles. Not sure what I’d use in place of these ‘curly wurlies’ - any recommendations?
These are my weapon of choice. Admittedly you need the associated 'setting tool' but these fixings are fantastic.
Edited by: "Sinbad" 2nd Feb
JohnnyUtah02/02/2020 09:42

Need something like plasterboard fixings but for a thinner panel thickness …Need something like plasterboard fixings but for a thinner panel thickness to hold coat hooks on a few bedroom/bathroom doors. Doors are those cheap hollow cavity type.


screwfix.com/p/p…55k
I use these quite often and I would certainly recommend them, very easy to use and make far less mess that screw in plasterboard fixings, which are never very good in general.
Also worth noting that this particular pack doesn't come with screws.
Sinbad02/02/2020 10:13

These are my weapon of choice. Admittedly you need the associated 'setting …These are my weapon of choice. Admittedly you need the associated 'setting tool' but these fixings are fantastic.


Thanks, I may invest in the tool and give them a go
Anyone thinking of using these for the first time, be careful not to over tighten them or the screws you put into them as this will just cause them to spin in their hole leaving you with a hole that is useless.

I've used many of these but I do prefer gripits if I am hanging anything of a significant weight as they are brilliant.
richie147uk02/02/2020 09:54

Check out Gosforth Handyman on YouTube who did a great review on all the …Check out Gosforth Handyman on YouTube who did a great review on all the different types of wall fixings.


Very interesting, but I can't help thinking that he could have done that in 3 or 4 minutes.
Sinbad02/02/2020 10:13

These are my weapon of choice. Admittedly you need the associated 'setting …These are my weapon of choice. Admittedly you need the associated 'setting tool' but these fixings are fantastic.


For occasional users I wouldn't even bother buying the setting tool, just insert them then tighten them up first and then loosen them again and attach whatever you intend to hang on them.
JohnnyUtah02/02/2020 09:42

Need something like plasterboard fixings but for a thinner panel thickness …Need something like plasterboard fixings but for a thinner panel thickness to hold coat hooks on a few bedroom/bathroom doors. Doors are those cheap hollow cavity type.


These are designed for crappy hollow doors and they work
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PaulandPam02/02/2020 11:18

For occasional users I wouldn't even bother buying the setting tool, just …For occasional users I wouldn't even bother buying the setting tool, just insert them then tighten them up first and then loosen them again and attach whatever you intend to hang on them.


Nah, They spin more often than not, chewing up the plasterboard and making a bigger hole, then you have to use a spring toggle instead. If you're gonna use these then definitely get the setting tool.
Anchors best imo. Bag of 100 for around £10
And for really heavy stuff use these...

screwfix.com/p/c…4hg
screwfix.com/p/c…2hg

Quite pricey but the only thing I'd trust for hanging up a TV and other heavy stuff like air cons and boilers. I used a couple to hang a large mirror and I wanted to be as sure as possible that it wasn't going to come crashing to the ground one day. I first found out about them on CharlieDIY YouTube channel.
SlightlyTwisted02/02/2020 10:17

https://www.screwfix.com/p/plasplugs-hollow-door-fixings-6-x-20-pack/5255k


Have seen these before but the random poor reviews put me off. Used to use metal hollow wall type but can't find them anymore. Maybe I'll give these a try on one door and see I get on.
Nth02/02/2020 12:14

And for really heavy stuff use …And for really heavy stuff use these...https://www.screwfix.com/p/corefix-metal-standard-heavy-duty-dot-dab-wall-fixing-10-x-95mm-24-pack/344hghttps://www.screwfix.com/p/corefix-metal-heavy-duty-dot-dab-wall-fixing-10-x-100mm-24-pack/762hgQuite pricey but the only thing I'd trust for hanging up a TV and other heavy stuff like air cons and boilers. I used a couple to hang a large mirror and I wanted to be as sure as possible that it wasn't going to come crashing to the ground one day. I first found out about them on CharlieDIY YouTube channel.


That’s for attaching to external walls of course, not internal ‘partition’ walls.
Great thread 😁
Thyme02/02/2020 12:51

That’s for attaching to external walls of course, not internal ‘partition’ …That’s for attaching to external walls of course, not internal ‘partition’ walls.


It's for internal plasterboarded walls with a brick or breeze block core.
Nth02/02/2020 13:50

It's for internal plasterboarded walls with a brick or breeze block core.


Exactly
These are excellent and available at many local builders merchants gripitfixings.co.uk/
Great price, votes hot.
Just don't bother with any fancy wall plugs.

There is literally two types of wall plugs that pretty much every tradesman is using.
Fisher duo for all dodgy walls like drywall, hollow blocks etc and just basic fisher red plugs.

screwfix.com/p/f…30p

screwfix.com/p/f…829

This guy is actually doing better tests than Gosforth Handyman as he tested not just puling out force but also slip force - which is usually the case in drywall.
teddybeers02/02/2020 17:04

Just don't bother with any fancy wall plugs.There is literally two types …Just don't bother with any fancy wall plugs.There is literally two types of wall plugs that pretty much every tradesman is using.Fisher duo for all dodgy walls like drywall, hollow blocks etc and just basic fisher red plugs.https://www.screwfix.com/p/fischer-duopower-wall-plugs-6-x-30mm-100-pack/1030phttps://www.screwfix.com/p/fischer-plastic-wall-plugs-6-x-300-pack/41044?_requestid=485829This guy is actually doing better tests than Gosforth Handyman as he tested not just puling out force but also slip force - which is usually the case in drywall.[Video]


I have the ones in the first link (FISCHER DUOPOWER WALL PLUGS) and can definitely recommend them for general use. Heaviest I’ve got on just 2 of them is a 5 hook wooden wall rack which gets loaded with two items of clothes per hook and have had no issues (on plasterboard).
SlightlyTwisted02/02/2020 10:17

https://www.screwfix.com/p/plasplugs-hollow-door-fixings-6-x-20-pack/5255k


Thanks. Was gonna buy some of the more expensive butterfly hooks for a bathroom door. Hanger.
Sinbad02/02/2020 10:13

These are my weapon of choice. Admittedly you need the associated 'setting …These are my weapon of choice. Admittedly you need the associated 'setting tool' but these fixings are fantastic.


I generally just drill and screw these... Never knew they needed a tool?
Thanks
With anchor types you need to consider what’s inside the plasterboard wall cavity. If there’s insulation material or you hit the stud the wings may not deploy properly and you may need to find an alternative fitting or position.
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