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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 2,631 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 4,846 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 855 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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  • 04:22 Popular Foam fix plasterboard

    Foam fix plasterboard

    by Admin Added 2,062 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 2,324 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 3,037 Views / 1 Likes

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

  • 08:30 Popular How to fix to plasterboard

    How to fix to plasterboard

    by Admin Added 7,673 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 1,131 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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  • 04:24 Popular How to use Blind rivets

    How to use Blind rivets

    by Admin Added 1,485 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 1,156 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 2,065 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 626 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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  • 02:17 Popular How to use a hollow wall anchor setting tool

    How to use a hollow wall anchor setting tool

    by Admin Added 1,144 Views / 0 Likes

    Hollow wall anchors such as rawlplug intersets or Mollys can sometimes be installed without using the special setting tool, but in drywall that is not plastered the setting tool is essential. The cost of the hollow wall anchor setting tool is about £

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  • 13:39 How to remove a broken bolt in a deep hole | remove broken bolt in recessed hole

    How to remove a broken bolt in a deep hole | remove broken bolt in recessed hole

    by Admin Added 48 Views / 0 Likes

    It can be difficult removing a broken bolt or stud that is recessed in a deep hole as there are not many techniques to remove the bolts. Before attempting to remove any bolt, it is a good idea to shock the bolt first, then apply some heat and finally some

  • 01:48 Popular How to use concrete screws

    How to use concrete screws

    by Admin Added 2,196 Views / 0 Likes

    Concrete screws are a really fast and easy way to fix to concrete

  • 04:33 Popular GripIt fixings

    GripIt fixings

    by Admin Added 1,300 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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