If you’ve dabbled in DIY you’ll notice that many wall mounted items have more than one anchor point (e.g. curtain rails or toilet roll holders). If you’ve got a strategically placed stud, this poses no problem at all… but what happens if the studs don’t align with your DIY vision and that toilet roll holder absolutely has to be installed onto a cavity wall in order to look ok.
In the past, these types of installations have required more than one wall fixing – costing the DIYer time and money. And then, in 2015, along came GeeFix with a revolutionary solution: A hollow wall fixing with a back-plate that is long enough to act like studwork. Want to see what we mean? Take a look at our photograph below:
The GeeFix back-plate spans 120mm (the longest of any plasterboard fixing on the market) and the fixing points on the curtain rail bracket in this photograph are 40 mm apart.
As you can see here, the lower fixing point has been screwed directly into the sturdy nylon back-plate eliminating the need for a second cavity wall fixing.The back-plate’s size is key to the fixing’s versatility; for example, if you had a bracket with two fixing points spaced 90mm apart, you would overlay the anchor points within the length of the back-plate with one anchor point screwed into each of the wings.
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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.