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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.

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

    How to cut a bolt without damaging the threads

    by Admin Added 3,930 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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  • 02:32 Popular Dry wall screws | Plasterboard screws

    Dry wall screws | Plasterboard screws

    by Admin Added 1,009 Views / 0 Likes

    Dry wall screws or plasterboard screws are used for fixing plasterboard sheets to either wood or metal partitions or joists. It’s essential to use these screws as they are very strong and durable and the bugle head shape of the screw is designed to

  • 01:40 Popular How to use Shear nuts

    How to use Shear nuts

    by Admin Added 1,144 Views / 0 Likes

    Here I demonstrate how shear nuts work, these anti-theft nuts are extremely good for bolting down items in public places which could possibly be stolen such as benches in parks etc. Shear nuts are available in various thread sizes and are available in sta

  • 01:48 Popular How to use concrete screws

    How to use concrete screws

    by Admin Added 1,859 Views / 0 Likes

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

  • 04:24 Popular How to use Blind rivets

    How to use Blind rivets

    by Admin Added 1,395 Views / 0 Likes

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

  • 08:30 Popular How to fix to plasterboard

    How to fix to plasterboard

    by Admin Added 7,475 Views / 1 Likes

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

  • 02:26 Popular Toggler snaptoggles

    Toggler snaptoggles

    by Admin Added 2,288 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.

  • 01:52 Popular How to use Spring toggles

    How to use Spring toggles

    by Admin Added 1,133 Views / 0 Likes

    Here we demonstrate spring toggles in plasterboard

  • 02:46 Popular Installing signs using silicone

    Installing signs using silicone

    by Admin Added 1,017 Views / 0 Likes

    Signs are a common feature in our lives. Fitting many of them is easy if you use silicone sealant as an adhesive

  • 04:47 Popular How to use Concrete anchors

    How to use Concrete anchors

    by Admin Added 1,855 Views / 0 Likes

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

  • 04:17 Popular Fixing to tiles using silicone

    Fixing to tiles using silicone

    by Admin Added 2,767 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.

  • 04:54 Popular hollow wall anchors

    hollow wall anchors

    by Admin Added 2,283 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 2,185 Views / 0 Likes

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

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

    How to find a stud in a stud wall

    by Admin Added 4,024 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!

  • 04:22 Popular Foam fix plasterboard

    Foam fix plasterboard

    by Admin Added 1,862 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

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

    Hanging a mirror on a solid wall

    by Admin Added 983 Views / 0 Likes

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

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