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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.

  • 08:30 Popular How to fix to plasterboard

    How to fix to plasterboard

    by Admin Added 7,629 Views / 1 Likes

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

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

    How to find a stud in a stud wall

    by Admin Added 4,622 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!

  • 03:49 Popular How to cut a bolt without damaging the threads

    How to cut a bolt without damaging the threads

    by Admin Added 4,226 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows how to cut a bolt using a hacksaw or a pair of electrical crimping pliers. Cutting a bolt has never been so easy!

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  • 04:04 Popular How to use Rigifix wall anchors

    How to use Rigifix wall anchors

    by Admin Added 3,134 Views / 0 Likes

    Rigifix wall anchors are designed for fixing heavy items to drylined solid walls

  • 04:17 Popular Fixing to tiles using silicone

    Fixing to tiles using silicone

    by Admin Added 2,919 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.

  • 04:58 Popular How to use resin fixings

    How to use resin fixings

    by Admin Added 2,874 Views / 1 Likes

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

  • 02:26 Popular Toggler snaptoggles

    Toggler snaptoggles

    by Admin Added 2,473 Views / 0 Likes

    snaptoggles are my preferred fixing of choice for use on drywall, these are not the cheapest fastener but they are probably the best.

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

    How to use wall plugs | wall plug tips

    by Admin Added 2,457 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

  • 04:54 Popular hollow wall anchors

    hollow wall anchors

    by Admin Added 2,398 Views / 0 Likes

    Hollow wall anchors are an easy way to fix to plasterboard

  • 01:28 Popular Silicone sealant strength

    Silicone sealant strength

    by Admin Added 2,290 Views / 0 Likes

    This video shows just how strong traditional silicone sealant can be for fixing

  • 01:48 Popular How to use concrete screws

    How to use concrete screws

    by Admin Added 2,109 Views / 0 Likes

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

  • 04:22 Popular Foam fix plasterboard

    Foam fix plasterboard

    by Admin Added 2,023 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 2,015 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

  • 04:47 Popular How to use Concrete anchors

    How to use Concrete anchors

    by Admin Added 1,996 Views / 0 Likes

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

  • 04:24 Popular How to use Blind rivets

    How to use Blind rivets

    by Admin Added 1,453 Views / 0 Likes

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

  • 05:11 Popular GeeFix plasterboard fixings

    GeeFix plasterboard fixings

    by Admin Added 1,351 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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