What screws for fixing plasterboard?
Plasterboard screws are black with pozidrive, countersunk heads. The screw length should be such that the screw penetrates the timber by about 25mm (1 inch) i.e. for 9.5mm thick plasterboard use 32mm long screws, or for 12.5mm plasterboard use 38mm long screws.
What are bugle screws?
A bugle screw is a form of self-drilling screw that’s specifically designed for drywall applications. These screws are especially useful in applications where the screw must lie flush in the material and eliminate the need to predrill a countersinking hole.
What is special about plasterboard screws?
Plasterboard screws are usually black with pozidrive, countersunk heads. The screw length should be such that the screw penetrates the timber by about 25mm (1 inch) i.e. for 9.5mm thick plasterboard use 32mm long screws, or for 12.5mm thick plasterboard use 38mm long screws.
Can I just screw into plasterboard?
The initial fixing can be screwed directly into plasterboard using only a screw driver and the application of sufficient pressure. The only thing you need to be conscious of is ensuring you only use a small self-topping screw that can fit flush and provide a firm, reliable fixing.
Does plasterboard need Rawl plugs?
Wall plugs are essential when hanging cabinets, mirrors and shelves – in fact anything you want to attach to your walls. A normal screw will not securely stay in plasterboard or masonry without a wall plug.
Can you use normal screws in plasterboard?
Using screws directly into drywall should be kept to light static loads. Since you don’t have a drill, perhaps consider these metal hammer-in plasterboard fixings. They’re designed for plaster, but I’ve used them to hang a coat rack on drywall and they worked perfectly.
What kind of Screws do the fastener factory use?
That’s why The Fastener Factory stock a wide range of plasterboard screws to help you complete any job successfully. With options including zinc pan, black bugle and zinc bugle, we offer an assortment of different sizes and types to suit your specific needs.
What kind of screws to use with plaster?
When working with plaster and drywall, it’s best to use screws that are specifically designed for use with these materials. That’s why The Fastener Factory stock a wide range of plasterboard screws to help you complete any job successfully.
What kind of screws are good for drywall?
Our zinc pan drywall screws are great for the general fixing of items through plasterboard into timber or thin steel. With quick penetration and a zinc yellow coating, they’re suitable for a range of indoor applications.