From their conception, we’ve known that heavy duty plasterboard fixings GeeFix would outperform our competitors because of their large, flat, solid load bearing back-plate. Many popular fixings have a hollow channel-shaped back-plate, the sharp edges of which cut into the plasterboard. Over time, these incisions diminish the plasterboard’s integrity, causing the fixing to become loose and ultimately fail. In an industry saturated with superlative claims we knew that we needed some hard data to hang our hat on (excuse the pun), so we arranged for the GeeFix fixings to be independently strength tested. The graphic below shows how GeeFix performed in strength tests, conducted on 15mm plasterboard: (Click to enlarge graphic)
A customer in the United States contacted us with photographs of a beautiful moon-shaped shelf he was mounting in his baby’s bedroom. The shelf-system, from upscale US furniture chain, Pottery Barn Kids came with the below small self-drill fixings:
Heavy duty plasterboard fixings have to support three types of load forces: Cantilever loads (suspended away from the wall), shear loads (pulling down against the vertical surface of a wall) and tensile loads (pulling away from a wall or ceiling). Most manufacturers typically highlight the shear strength of their fixing, emboldening their claims that their product is the strongest. A plasterboard fixing that has a high shear strength, for example, may not be suitable for mounting a large cantilever load, such as a 32 inch flat screen television on an articulating wall mount.
So, in order to select a fixing that’s right for your installation, you need to know how the fixing performs in all three of the above categories. We hope our infographic is helpful as you navigate the fixing market, and feel free to send us an email at email@example.com or contact us via our online submission form with any questions. We’re happy to help!
We’d love to hear how GeeFix has assisted you with your DIY projects. Contact us here or send an email to gary (at) geefix (dot) com.
GeeFix was invented by a plumbing and heating engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the trade. We are proud that not only was GeeFix designed and developed in the UK, but that it is also manufactured in Shropshire supporting local industry and British business.
It was developed with the aim of creating a fixing which would secure heavy items to plasterboard/drywall walls. The interiors of modern homes are constructed from studwork and plasterboard so that GeeFix is the ideal product for fixing those heavy objects to cavity walls. TVs, radiators, towel rails, shelving, cabinets, cupboards, mirrors, curtain rails ……… just some of the many items that can be securely fixed to plasterboard with our fixings.
These hollow wall fixings can also be used to refix an object to a plasterboard wall where a different type of fixing has failed. For example, where a radiator has come away from a wall, a GeeFix fixing can be installed in the same position as the failed fixing and so often reduce the amount of work necessary to repair plasterboard.
Can be adapted for use with smaller objects, such as bathroom accessories, where fixing holes are close together. In these instances, one fixing can be used to secure the item by using the length of the backplate in the cavity for additional fixing points.
Fixing a TV to a Plasterboard Wall
Many people ask the question “Can I put TV on a plasterboard wall?” The answer is yes you can fix a TV to a plasterboard wall. Hanging a TV on a plasterboard wall is possible even if the TV is very large and heavy.
Fixing a heavy TV to plasterboard wall is easy with GeeFix. GeeFix are the best plasterboard fixings for TV brackets. Popular DIY YouTuber Charlie DIYte after reviewing GeeFix said “A stronger plasterboard fixing than anything I’ve ever encountered before”. Click here to see Charlie DIYte full review.
Plasterboard fixings are the ideal choice for fixing a large flat screen TV onto plasterboard. They are engineered to maximize the surface area of the load bearing back plate that’s inserted into the wall cavity.
GeeFix is a versatile plasterboard fixing with unrivalled strength. The fixings are suitable for all types of plasterboard, plywood, hardboard, chipboard, MDF and even sheet metal. GeeFix is the ideal fixing for mounting radiators, towel rails, ceiling fans as well as plasterboard fixings for a TV bracket,
How to fix a TV to a plasterboard wall?
Fixing a TV to plasterboard wall is easy. With GeeFix you can fix it once and fix it right. Each packet contains 4 heavy duty hollow wall anchors. Take a look at our video below to see how easy it is to fix a TV to a plasterboard wall.
If you prefer to see a step-by-step image gallery showing how to install plasterboard TV fixings, take a look below.
Drill a 1” hole centered on your desired location
Assemble your GeeFix wall anchor system as shown above by threading the supplied blue pullcord through the round wall plug, the curved back plate, and back through the wall plug.
While holding onto the pullcord, feed the curved back plate into the hole and center on the 1″ hole
While keeping light tension on the pullcord slide the wall plug into the 1″ hole to align with the holes on the back plate
While keeping firm tension on the pullcord, screw the large screw into the center hole until the GeeFix becomes firm, but do not overtighten. Keeping tension on the pullcord will keep the back plate in place during installation.
Pull out the pullcord but do not discard. You can use the same pullcord on additional GeeFix installations.
Insert the 2 smaller screws on either side of the large screw and tighten until the GeeFix is firmly secured but do not overtighten.
Remove the center screw
Now that your GeeFix system is installed, you can either use the center screw to fix your item, or use your own mounting hardware in its place.
Testing Spring Toggles, GripIt Fixings and GeeFix Fixings
Testing GeeFix next to Gripit fixing and Spring Toggles proving Geefix’s unrivaled strength is stronger than market leaders making GeeFix the ultimate cavity fixing.
Geefix is a versatile fixing that outperforms all other market leaders. It can be used on a wide variety of materials including all type of plasterboard, hardboard, plywood, sheet metal, chip board, mdf, lath and plaster.