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There are many different types of plasterboard fixing, it is important that you choose the correct type of fixing for the item that you are fastening to the plasterboard.




Dot and dabbed walls

This house is built of brick and has been renovated and so instead of the walls being plastered they have been dry lined with the dot and dab method, where the plasterboard is glued to the wall with blobs of dry wall adhesive.

If you find that your walls are plasterboard and there is a solid wall behind then probably the best fixings to use are standard wall plugs.

Here are some examples of fixings that are suitable for use in plasterboard. Please click on the relevant picture / Red words for specific instructions.

Snap Toggles

Snap Toggles

Snap toggles are one of the best fixings that can be used on hollow plasterboard walls as they distribute the weight over a large surface area. Once the snap toggle is fixed the screw can be removed and the toggle will not move.



Toggler Toggler hollow wall anchors provide a good fix in hollow plasterboard walls.


Spring toggles Spring toggles are also good at spreading the load over a large surface area, but have the disadvantage of when you remove the screw the toggle is normally lost behind the plasterboard.


Redi drivers Redi-drivers are a very popular fixing for plasterboard and several different types are available.