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Fastening techniques in plasterboard differ from those used for brick or brick walls. Depending on the nature of the load you wish to hang, the type of fastener to use will not be the same.

Hanging on plasterboard

Necessary material

  • Electric drill
  • Screwdriver
  • pliers

Identify the type of wall

Identify the type of wall

Before drilling, it is essential to identify the type of wall:

  • wall, it ensures the stability of the overall structure of the building and can not be deleted.
  • non-load bearing wall, having no indispensable function for the general structure of the building.
To know what this type of wall is designed, just drill it slightly: if a white dust then red appears, it is a hollow brick wall plastered. On the other hand, if the drilling is easy and a white dust appears, it is undoubtedly a partition or a doubling in plasterboard.

Choose the type of fixation

Choose the type of fixation

The weight and dimensions of the element to hang will all determine the choice of fixation: on plasterboard, up to 30 kg, metal or plastic anchors MZK may be sufficient for hanging frames or a screen TV.
Beyond this load, we opt for stronger solutions, metal reinforcements or NP dowels depending on the nature of the partition.

Hanging on plasterboard: plasterboard

For fixing heavy loads (over 30 kg) such as a sink or a hot water tank, it is advisable to plan their location before installing the partition or lining.
It will thus be possible, during the assembly, to incorporate the necessary reinforcements:

  • For a Placostil® partition or lining, it is customary to fix the necessary wood reinforcements in the frames before screwing the plates.
  • In the case of bonded doubling, directly screw a suitable length peg into the masonry through the lining.
  • If you are installing a Placopan®-type honeycomb partition, it is advisable to insert wood reinforcements in the thickness of the partition, before placing the panel.

Hanging on plasterboard: hanging

On the ceiling, up to 3 kg, spring segments are recommended. After crossing the ceiling, this element opens and bears on both sides of the hole. Up to 15kg, you can use expansion metal dowels. Above 15 kg, for example to suspend a chandelier to a plasterboard ceiling, the screwing of the object will take place directly in the structural work.


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