Plugs to replace curtain pole brackets in plasterboard???

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Hello :)

Sorry if this is a stupid question but I'm a DIY newbie: I'm replacing curtain pole brackets as our previous brackets have bent under the weight of the curtains. I've removed the old brackets - There weren't any plugs in the wall apart from one very large metal (potentially self-drilling) plug that has left a 10mm hole. The wall behind is dot and dab.

I need some guidance on how to replace the brackets with the following specific questions:
1. Can I reuse the holes from the previous brackets?
2. Which wall plugs would be best to use? Does it make a difference if I reuse the previous holes vs making new holes?
3. Can I use pollyfilla to fill the larger hole and then reuse it? If so, does that change the type of plug I can use?

Thank you so much in advance! :)
 
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Personally I'd always go through the plasterboard and into the brickwork.
That way you can use masonry screws, or standard screws and rawl plugs.
This will take a heavier load better.
Some put a batten on the wall and fix into that.

If you can drill deeper into brickwork you'll need a slightly longer screw (oh erh misses :LOL: sorry) and the curtain pole bracket may cover up the original hole.
Or get the filler out, polyfilla, toupret etc.

Good luck
 
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The style of bracket dictates how it can be fixed , what are you replacing with.
 
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Use longer screws, and grab some filler, as there is not a lot of width of metal to hide the current holes.
 
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You will struggle to get longer screws thin enough to fit those brackets. They are intended to fit to solid surface.
 
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Thank you so much for all of your messages :) - I am a little confused on what I should do next to help install them..... I've got duoPower 8 x 30 wall plugs and screws which fits through the bracket hole or came across Corefix 100mm Heavy Duty Dot & Dab Wall Fixings. Would any of these be suitable?
 
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