Fixings to building boards
WHAT ARE BUILDING BOARDS?
Thin-walled building boards are extremely common in all construction, Gypsum board is also often used as the material of suspended ceilings and in fire protection of load-bearing or compartmentation structures. Building boards include gypsum boards and fibre reinforced gypsum panels, wood fibre boards, plywood boards, particle boards and various decorative panels. The strength of the board surface and installation point of the fixing are also influenced by the timber or metal structures behind the board surface, such as battens.
The endurance of gypsum board is affected by moisture in transport, storage and the point of use, among other factors. Also, there are differences between the durability of different manufacturers’ products.
Do not believe the marketing speech about manufacturers’ gypsum board fixings if only the maximum load-carrying ability is used as the sales argument. Also, do not rely on plastic plugs stored for long periods because they become fragile in storage; therefore, do not think about using plastic fixings from your grandparents’ era.
When fixing to building boards, you should always aim to utilise Battens are usually placed with a spacing of 600 mm. There are special structure indicators in the market for identifying the locations of battens, and they also often indicate the locations of electric wires. If the batten is in the right place, you can use ordinary screws for fixing.
Future wall installations can be made easier already when building the partition walls by with two gypsum board layers or horizontal battens and/or plywood behind the gypsum board.
WITH THESE WALL PLUGS, YOU CAN MAKE FIXINGS TO ALL WALL MATERIALS
wall plug is suited for all common wall fixings in construction, renovation and interior decoration. You can now forget about hesitation between different types of plugs, because Thanks to its DuPont Hytrel material, GRIPPER endures long-term load, shocks, wear and tear, moisture, chemicals, temperature fluctuations and storage better than ordinary plugs. Learn about the use of the Gripper wall plug in fixings to tile walls in sanitary facilities .
is a “knot plug”; when tightened, it turns into a lasting knot either against the rear of the building board or against the walls of the drill hole in solid building materials. This means it remains in place thanks to friction, locking or both.
THE ARMS OF WALL ANCHORS SPREAD AND LOCK IN PLACE BEHIND THE BOARD
is a ONE-FOR-ALL fixing that should be included in every toolbox. Thanks to its ingenious patented structure, OLA is suited for all building boards with a thickness of 12 mm or more. similar to a through bolt against the walls of the hole. Thanks to its material, OLA also endures long-term load, shocks and strain better than ordinary anchors.
is a high-quality full metal molly-type anchor that can be tightened with a screw driver or assembly pliers. MOLA’s structure allows removing and re-fixing the object several times. Zinc electroplated MOLA is intended for use in dry indoor conditions. 13 mm for single and 26 mm for double gypsum plasterboard. Between battens, the anchor spacing should be a minimum of 200 mm.
is a toggle bolt-type board anchor with an M6 machine screw TOLA is suitable for fixing heavy equipment, flat screen TV mounts, basins, radiators, etc., within the durability of the board materials. This anchor is also the best solution when making or ceilings above which there is a cavity for, for example, insulation and cabling. Zinc electroplated TOLA is intended for use in dry indoor conditions.
SELF-DRILLING GYPSUM PLASTERBOARD ANCHORS FOR LIGHT QUICK FIXINGS
The most convenient solution for fixing light objects into gypsum plasterboard (max. load 8 kg) is the and gypsum plasterboard anchors. KLA METAL is also suited for lined gypsum plasterboard and installations requiring fire endurance. is pre-equipped with a long screw for fixing thicker objects.
It is largely a matter of taste whether to use an expanding plug, YLT-type knot plug or OLA-type anchor. The most common fixings will certainly succeed with all of these fixing types. If your fixing problem is not resolved by these instructions, you can always contact Sormat’s fixing experts using the .