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Fastener & Fixing videos


Fasteners and fixings are an integral part of DIY, this section has a large amount of videos showing how to fix to most substrates including plasterboard, tiles and concrete.

  • 09:26 Popular How to use wall plugs | wall plug tips

    How to use wall plugs | wall plug tips

    by Admin Added 2,145 Views / 6 Likes

    Wall plugs are one of the most commonly used fixings for solid walls. Wall plugs often called rawl plugs can be used to fix items to brick, stone and concrete. However wall plugs do not work too well in aerated concrete and so it’s better if you can

  • 03:09 Popular How to find a stud in a stud wall

    How to find a stud in a stud wall

    by Admin Added 4,150 Views / 4 Likes

    A cheap way of finding a stud in a stud partition wall is to use a magnet. The magnet finds the heads on the screws or nails that were used to fix the plasterboards- hey presto you have found the studs!

  • 04:41 Popular How to fix to an insulated wall

    How to fix to an insulated wall

    by Admin Added 635 Views / 2 Likes

    Fixing to an insulated wall can be very difficult. In this demonstration I use space-plugs to bridge the gap between the item being fixed and the external wall. Fixing to an insulated wall is much easier if you use the space plugs. Thanks to Rob from Colo

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  • 08:30 Popular How to fix to plasterboard

    How to fix to plasterboard

    by Admin Added 7,502 Views / 1 Likes

    Plasterboard fixings are wide and varied, here we take a look at a few different types

  • 05:44 Popular Dewalt wall dogs | screw anchors

    Dewalt wall dogs | screw anchors

    by Admin Added 778 Views / 1 Likes

    Dewalt wall dogs are an all steel, tension free, one piece threaded fastener that is suitable for use in most substrates including concrete, stone, brick, plasterboard and timber. When using the dewalt wall dogs in concrete, brick or masonry it is a good

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  • 04:22 Popular Foam fix plasterboard

    Foam fix plasterboard

    by Admin Added 1,889 Views / 1 Likes

    Plasterboard fixing foam is a quicker and cleaner solution than using dry wall adhesive. Sometimes it is easy to use and sometimes it is more difficult as in this example

  • 10:27 Popular Plasterboard fixings- The good, the bad and the useless!

    Plasterboard fixings- The good, the bad and the useless!

    by Admin Added 1,107 Views / 1 Likes

    There is a vast array of plasterboard fixings available for use on hollow plasterboard walls. In this video we test out many of them, ranging from simple universal plugs to larger fixings such as Snap toggles and Grip it fixings. The video includes- plasp

  • 04:58 Popular How to use resin fixings

    How to use resin fixings

    by Admin Added 2,581 Views / 1 Likes

    Resin fixings are a great way of fixing to most solid substrates

  • 05:11 Popular GeeFix plasterboard fixings

    GeeFix plasterboard fixings

    by Admin Added 1,033 Views / 0 Likes

    Get GeeFix fixings here- http://fave.co/1Vlfqgu GeeFix cavity fixings can be used in most sheet materials to provide a strong and durable fixing. These fixings can be used in cavities as narrow as 30mm, they can also be used in board thicknesses from 3mm

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  • 04:17 Popular Fixing to tiles using silicone

    Fixing to tiles using silicone

    by Admin Added 2,802 Views / 0 Likes

    In some instances you can fix items to tiled walls using silicone, this is a quick and easy way and means that the tile does not need drilling.

  • 08:03 Popular Hanging a mirror on a solid wall

    Hanging a mirror on a solid wall

    by Admin Added 993 Views / 0 Likes

    Here we install a large mirron on a solid wall using wall plugs and screws

  • 06:18 Popular How to Fix a Shelf to a Plasterboard Wall

    How to Fix a Shelf to a Plasterboard Wall

    by Admin Added 1,062 Views / 0 Likes

    Buy snaptoggles here- http://fave.co/1Ozdquh This video shows how to fix a shelf to a plasterboard wall. If possible it is best to always try and fix to one of the studs, but when that is not possible you can fix to plasterboard as long as you chose the c

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  • 04:24 Popular How to use Blind rivets

    How to use Blind rivets

    by Admin Added 1,406 Views / 0 Likes

    How to use blind rivets to join two thin pieces of metal together

  • 03:19 Popular Dewalt Gasbeton aerated concrete fixing

    Dewalt Gasbeton aerated concrete fixing

    by Admin Added 957 Views / 0 Likes

    The Dewalt Gasbeton is an aerated concrete fixing that can be used to fix items to walls made from aerated concrete blocks such as aircrete, thermolite, durox, toplite or celcon blocks. The Dewalt gasbeton fixings do require a large diameter screw to work

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  • 04:47 Popular How to use Concrete anchors

    How to use Concrete anchors

    by Admin Added 1,875 Views / 0 Likes

    Concrete anchors are very common and if used correctly can be a very useful fixing

  • 04:33 Popular GripIt fixings

    GripIt fixings

    by Admin Added 399 Views / 0 Likes

    GripIt fixings are a quick and easy way of fixing to plasterboard or drywall. These fixings are easy to use and currently come in four different sizes depending on what you are fixing to the plasterboard or drywall. Currently 4 different GripIt fixing are

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