Curtain holdbacks securing to wall

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    I have some curtain holdbacks that need to into plasterboard
    But it is just a single screw and keeps coming out.
    How can I secure it please?
     
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    So you are just putting a screw into plasterboard with no rawlplug . Look on screwfix plasterboard fixings
     
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    Plasterboard over blockwork or studs?
     
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    I think its plasterboard, its quite thin (about 1/2 inch and then a gap into thin air, before outer wall.
    It doesn't matter if I use a plug, that still spins around too because its so thin.
    The screw is attached to the holdback so I can't use a different screw.

    I can only think to put a thin plate on the wall with screws in that and hope it will add more bite or loads of filler ( it would probably drop down the gap )

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    New hold backs , looks like that’s intended for window frame fixing .Or drill wall and hammer in a wood dowel of about 10mm, though still a weak fixing .
     
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    Long raw plugs drilled into the solid wall behind.
     
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    Threads too short for plugs .Looks to be about 15mm.
     
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    What about expanding foam or cement or would that cause a problem with damp coming through?
     
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    Zero strength in foam and cement will crumble , main problem is tie backs are wrong style to use on the wall you have , you need with wall plate that accepts screw mounting .
     
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    Yes, its probably easier to get different tie backs actually!
     
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