Fixing to plasterboard

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Hi all,

I have a unit, which hooks onto metal plates that you fix to the wall.

Im fixing 2 of these plates to the wall one for each side of the unit to hook onto. Problem is, the holes in the plates are quite close together, 1.5/2 inches between them. As its a heavy unit i wanted to use wall anchors but ive realised because they spread out behind the plasterboard i wont be able to use 2.

Is there any way i can use an anchor on one screw and some other type of plasterboard fixing which doesent open out behind the board as the other screw?

If so which is the best type that wont require space behind the plasterboard?
 
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My attitude to fixing to plasterboard is always "f*** you, plasterboard, you're no use to me" then I drill into the masonry behind it and use really long screws.
 
My attitude to fixing to plasterboard is always "f*** you, plasterboard, you're no use to me" then I drill into the masonry behind it and use really long screws.
Its plasterboard behind it its just a dividing wall
 
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It cuts its own hole. You might consider drilling a 5mm pilot hole for extra neatness and precision.

It occurs to me that you might be able to fit two of the two-armed spring fittings if you can align their arms carefully as you insert them.
 
is it these types of bracket, if so you can buy it as a rail , which would allow you to span between studs.
I wouldn't place two spirals or toggles that close together, they wont be held to much.
What are the dimensions of the cabinet and a rough loaded weight, rawlplug unos may do the job, 18kg for an 8mm uno.
Alternatively cut a strip out of the plasterboard to take a batten between studs, hang your brackets and then repair over the batten with filler for any that shows either side of the cabinet.
 
is it these types of bracket, if so you can buy it as a rail , which would allow you to span between studs.
I wouldn't place two spirals or toggles that close together, they wont be held to much.
What are the dimensions of the cabinet and a rough loaded weight, rawlplug unos may do the job, 18kg for an 8mm uno.
Alternatively cut a strip out of the plasterboard to take a batten between studs, hang your brackets and then repair over the batten with filler for any that shows either side of the cabinet.
Thats the bracket yes, using a rail will be perfect your a saviour, do they sell the rails in bnq/screwfix though?
 
to be honest I don't think so. I've always got them off the net
 

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