Fixings on Plasterboard Walls

When you move into a new house there are lots of things that need to be fixed to walls.

For things like small pictures you can use picture hooks . . . . but what about heaviers things like; mirrors, tool racks, and shelves.

You will find that a lot of DIY manuals recommend screwing into the timber wall studs. The trouble is the studs aren’t always in the right location or easy to locate.

One solution I have found useful are Wallmate Anchors like this one.

Last time I moved I bought a box of 100, and used them all in the first six months.

I find them quite easy to use as follows:

  • Make a small hole in the intended location.(The instructions say you don’t need to make a hole but I find this less accurate)
  • Position the small spike in the end into the hole and screw in using a cross head screw driver until the anchor is flush with the wall.
  • Screw your fixing into the anchor

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