Room for something new: fixings in gypsum plasterboard

28. February 2019

If there are new additions to the family or the older ones are moving out, this often means there are changes in store. After all, living and lodging signifies changes. Partitions can create new rooms or redesign spaces that have been freed up. Choosing the right anchor is crucial for ensuring that furniture and living accessories are securely attached to gypsum plasterboard.

Home requirements change over the course of life. New additions to the family often require a redesign of the home in order to make way for a realm for the little ones, for instance. There are also numerous other reasons for restructuring the existing square metres: creating a quiet working environment for a home office, building a walk-in wardrobe or creating a separate TV corner in the living room. This requires rethinking old rooms.

The economic solution: Plasterboard walls

Installing plasterboard walls is a particularly simple and economic solution, which is why these “room designers” have become so popular in interior construction. The plasterboard walls mostly consist of gypsum plasterboard which is attached to a metal construction. However, sound and thermal insulation are important issues that must be taken into account. After all, who wants their TV programme to be heard from the next room over if they are watching it from a separate TV corner? Insulating materials in the hollow spaces of the plasterboard walls prevent this from happening.

Plasterboard is also ideal for other applications. The material can not only be used as panelling for plasterboard walls, it can also be used as a ceiling suspension or for cladding walls and fittings. Single-panelled gypsum plasterboard also makes an ideal room divider and much more.

Safety is the main priority

The question is how to safely attach furniture and living accessories to the construction material. After all, gypsum plasterboard has a limited load-bearing capacity – even more so when it comes to single panelling. Nevertheless, safety should be the main priority in our own home. The respective use case is crucial when it comes to this construction material. You should make sure that the weight and thickness of the attachment part corresponds to the fixing, for instance.

The fixing substrate and use case are crucial

The anchors and screws need to be chose in accordance with the fixing substrate and use case in order to guarantee the furniture pieces are mounted safely. This protects the drywall material and prevents cracks and breakages. Curtain rails, mirrors, blinds, pictures, smoke detectors and lightweight lamps are firmly installed in panelled walls or ceilings with gypsum plasterboard anchors made of plastic. The DUOBLADE might be a suitable option in this case, and the bit wouldn’t even require changing as the anchor and the screw have the same drive.

Tap your way to the solution with the plug finder app

Have you got heavier loads? The fischer DUOTEC is ideal for heavier loads in all plasterboard materials, for example. Kitchen and living room cupboards, shelves, coat racks, mirrors or pictures can be securely and firmly attached with the plug, which folds behind the gypsum plasterboard. What makes the fischer DUOTEC practical is that it can also be used as an expanding anchor in solid construction materials. Metal anchors such as fischer’s can also be used when dealing with heavier loads. In this case, it is best to have some support. The fixing should be calculated with precision when it comes to very heavy loads. The fischer plug finder app for do-it-yourselfers is the perfect tool for tapping your way to the most suitable solution. By simply entering the attachment object, weight, construction material and plate thickness you will quickly be pointed towards the suitable plug and will also have the opportunity to buy it online from a specialist retailer or from a store nearby.

Gypsum plasterboard as a design element prove that there is always room for change in order to rearrange the home to adapt to the current life phase. Furniture and living accessories will find a firm hold in the drywall material thanks to suitable plasterboard plugs. Partitions, room dividers etc therefore unleash their full potential when it comes to home comforts and quality of life.