4 Aug 2017
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Hi all,
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum section - let me know if I should post elsewhere!

Currently fitting a new IKEA kitchen, they come with the metal rails, which you fix to the wall and "hang" the cabinets onto:

Hoping to put my mind at ease about the fixings I'm using...

The walls are all concrete block with dot & dab plasterboard over the top.
Following the advice I found from others using this system, for the floor-level base cabinets, I've gone for brown 8mm nylon plugs, with 5mm x 80mm Goldscrews. Basically these two items:

80mm is a bit longer than may be necessary but in places the dot & dab is quite deep so I wanted to make sure the screws went past that and anchored in the blockwork properly
Also the plugs are obviously shorter but I'm making sure to drill to the screw's depth and hammer them far enough in that they're in the blockwork too.

For the base cabinets, this combination seems to be working and the screws are getting a good tight grip in the plugs. Obviously base cabinets have the added support of their legs, though!
I was just looking for some other opinions on using these for the high wall cabinets - should these be ok to handle a couple of 60x80 wall cabinets, once loaded with kitchenware?!

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I used 3" 12's in blockwork with nylon plugs for a wardrobe cabinet and it has been fine, despite being loaded with clothes shoes and other items. The blockwork was soft, by drilling on rotation only I got a tight fit for plug and fixing.

Good luck.


How about an upgrade to coach screws? I guess they'd have the advantage of the head not being countersunk too, and easier to drive with a socket set.

A combo like this maybe?

EDIT: seems links may not be working. The links are to:

8mm diameter x 70mm hex head coach screws
10mm diameter x 50mm nylon wall plugs (details show suitable for 8mm diameter screws)
personally I use sleeve anchors.

They don't come out.

Make sure the rail is in the right position first as otherwise you will have to chisel round the sleeve anchor to get it out.
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