It is very important to use a bracket with a large rectangular base plate. The dimensions of the baseplate are usually 480mm length 240mm width or thereabouts.
Do not use the type of bracket with a narrow vertical type of base plate:
Plasterboard/drywall is installed onto a wooden/metal framework. The vertical studwork is usually centred at 400mm 450mm 500mm or 600mm, most commonly 500mm centres. Use a stud finder device to find the centres.
When using a 480mm x 200mm baseplate the chances are that you will be able to get a fix into one of the vertical studs. You can adapt the baseplate if required. If there isn’t a fixing hole in the baseplate which falls in line with the vertical stud, simply drill a hole in the baseplate to match.
For the other fixing points use GeeFix cavity wall fixings. Position the backplate/anchor in the cavity either vertically or at a 45degree angle or thereabouts. The screws provided in the pack will be strong enough for your installation, just use metal washers on the screws to suit your bracket fixing points.
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.