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What are the best plasterboard wall plug fixings?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jameslpool, 6 Jul 2020.

  1. jameslpool

    jameslpool

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    Hi, i am not great at DIY, i am only wanting to put some shelves up but they will be holiding a couple of books.

    I was wondering what the best plug / fixings would be?

    Nearly everything you buy only comes with plugs for brick but they never give you anything for plasterboard.

    Thanks

    James
     
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    Never found one that works well - if the plasterboard is the thicker type, they're OK, but if thin and cheap no luck.

    Can you find the studs in the wall? I've had more success with locating a stud and using standard wood screws.
     
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    For shelves, I find the best ones are the collapsible type.
     
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