Secure to plasterboard OK? Or drill more to get brick?

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  1. OM2

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    I have plasterboard + insulation and then brick (I assume).

    If I want to hang things up like a heavy shelf, is it OK to just use the plasterboard?
    Or do I need to drill more and get to the brick?
    Doing so needs really long screws. But if this is what I need to do... then I'll just have to do that!

    Any advice would be great.

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    Not really. Plasterboard itself has very little strength and you'll probably end up with the shelves on the floor at some point in the future.
     
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  4. how heavy but TBH probably be same advice as above.
     
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    In shop fitting I do use those umbrella fixings for some lighter items which are flat to the wall (light boxes, sign panels, coat rails in changing rooms, etc) but I am normally fixing through double skins of new 12mm PB and I am in the habit of using copious quantities of GripFill, Sticks Like, etc. as well as putting in a lot of fixings, not two or three. Old or damp or thin plasterboard or heavy items which jut out from the wall more than 150mm or so and it's a no-no for me
     
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