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What fixings do I need?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Sarkles, 13 Jun 2020.

  1. Sarkles

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    I want to hang a whiteboard and a small shelf on this wall and I’m not sure what fixings I need. The wall used to be the outside wall before the conservatory was built so I think it’s brick underneath but I’m not sure what this material is covering it. I’m a complete novice at DIY so sorry if it’s a daft question!
    Do I need rawl plugs especially designed for brick?
     

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    All rawlplugs are designed for brick, stone or whatever, specialist fixings are available for hollow walls such as plasterboard or whatever.
    Before you start though you'll need a hammer drill plus 6mm masonry bits......do you have those?
    If so, some 6mm plastic plugs (Fischer from screwfix are great) and some 4mm diameter screws.
    John :)
     
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    Thanks for replying, yes I have the drill and bits already. Just looking at ToolStation and found some Fischer raw plugs, what length do you think I’ll need the screws to be?
     
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    Thats for you to find out, by drilling a hole. There could be an inch of soft plaster before you hit the brick. (How old is the house?)

    A red plug is 1¼ inch long and needs to be in the brick, so, if my example above were correct...

    1 inch of plaster + 1.25 inch plug into the brick + quarter inch for the whiteboard thickness = 2.5 inch screws.
     
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    8 brown plugs, and 4 x 40mm screws
     
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