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JCP, fischer and Plasplug feature in our plugs, plasterboard and cavity fixings round-up...
First prize for JCP's Rosett
The leading Rosett fixing from JCP Construction Products is a plasterboard fixing designed to be used where fixing into a cavity is required and to withstand heavy loads in both domestic and commercial buildings.
Rosetts offer exceptional performance when it comes to securing heavy loads to plasterboard walls, such as plasma TVs, heavy mirrors, pictures, shelving, radiators, tool racks and notice boards. Outstanding reliability, speed and ease have made it a firm favourite, with their popularity growing two-fold in the construction market.
A cavity fixing for use in board dimensions of 9 to 30mm where improved loads are required, it is simple in its application. Installers can simply drill, screw and Rosett. They are also ideal for use in chipboard, concrete block and hollow brick.
Rosett fixings come in two types: Blue Rosetts can manage loads up to 38 kgs (single skin), whilst red Rosetts can manage loads up to 70kg (double skin). The cavity fixing is made from PA6 Nylon, with a 30 per cent glass fibre reinforced thread, and pan head screw or hook options.
JCP Construction Products, a specialist supplier of construction fixings to distributors, prides itself on the expertise and the technical support which its offers. The Rosett datasheet, available to download from JCP’s website, provides users with all the information required, including tensile and shear load data. Rosetts are available boxed and in smaller quantities in both trade and retail bags, all of which are ideal for merchandising in-store.
Red Rosett: can manage loads up to 70kg (double skin)
Blue Rosett: can manage loads up to 38 kgs (single skin)
fischer’s diverse line-up
fischer offers a broad range of products for anchoring furnishings and equipment in panel and hollow building materials and cavities.
The self-tapping plasterboard fixing fischer DUOBLADE can be used to anchor curtain rods, mirrors, blinds, pictures, smoke detectors, lightweight lighting and much more into gypsum plasterboard, fibreboard, and lightweight cement board. They are extremely easy and fast to use, the firm says: Simply screw the anchor into the pre-positioned installation point using a cordless screwdriver or regular screwdriver until the surface is flush with the gypsum plasterboard. The sharp, self-tapping metal tips with three effective cutting teeth ensure a clean, effective drilling process that protects the building material. The centre tooth serves as a centring tip to set the plug at exactly the right point. The grey nylon base body expands at the correct level in single and double plankings. As it does so, the red polyethylene element reinforces and blocks the spreading function, which is intensified as the screw is inserted.
Other technical features further accelerate the application and improve safety. These include, for instance, the sharp, self-tap-ping thread for optimal form-locking fit and fast feed, as well as side shaft ribs to prevent the component from turning while the screw is installed. The DUOBLADE is coordinated to work with different screws, hooks and eyes. It has a usual drive tool holder (PZ 2).
From wall cabinets to shelves, wardrobes, handrails, cantilevers, mirrors, pictures, lamps or hanging baskets – fischer DUOTEC nylon anchors with metal skeleton inserts and a tip element made of fibreglass-reinforced plastic are ideal for heavy loads in any panel building materials. They are suitable for pre-positioned installation and for using common 10 or 12mm drill bits. Their specialised plug geometry allows them to be used flexibly in wood, chipboard panels and metric screws as well as hooks.
Thanks to well thought-out technology and high-quality material properties, they far exceed the performance of traditional plastic or cavity fixings, says fischer. This allows multiple fixation of top cabinets, for example, with just a few plugs, reducing required work and costs. In order to ensure maximum security, the red and hard components spread loads out over the entire contact surface. By doing so, the grey and soft contact side prevents cutting into the surface of the panel. Different versions cover a variety of anchorage tasks: Gypsum plasterboard and gypsum fibreboards, hollow slab ceilings, hollow block, pre-stressed concrete hollow ceilings, cavity floor slabs, as well as panels made of wooden materials, plastic or metal. The short tipping element allows for fixing in narrow cavities, including ones insulated with mineral wool.
One practical feature is that the fischer DUOTEC can be used like an expansion plug if there is a wooden support or other solid material behind the gypsum plasterboard. The fischer DUO Line is complemented by the fischer DUO-POWER, an all-around fixing that works based on multiple operating principles.
fischer’s greenline uses renewable resources
The fischer product range of cavity fixings includes many other solutions, such as the tilt and spring toggle KD, which achieves a high load rating for anchoring in the ceiling. The fischer metal cavity fixing HM also provides secure fixation. Its spreading arms grip behind the panel and distribute heavy loads across the contact surface. The fischer universal plug UX also offers secure holding strength in different building materials. Behind panels, its spreader arms knot in the cavity and adapt optimally to the anchorage material.
In addition, fischer offers plasterboard fixing GK made of plastic and GKM made of metal. They have sharp, self-tapping threads that allow them to be secured quickly and safely in gypsum plasterboard. Incidentally: The GK and UX plugs are now also available in the green versions GK GREEN and UX GREEN. These versions from the fischer greenline are made from at least 50% sustainable raw materials and achieve the same performance and quality levels as their grey siblings.
Plasplugs – half a century
The Plasplugs brand has been a fixture in the UK for over 45 years. Standard duty and heavy duty multifix concrete and brick fixings were among the first to the market (known as GP600 and BJP700). Now the brand features everything from plasterboard fixings and super toggle fixings to nylon self-drive plasterboard and metal cavity anchors.
Plasplugs uses colour labelling to help customers pick up the right product for them. Red denotes hollow wall fixings, yellow is for solid walls, blue are ‘all-in-one’ fixings, while green are special use fixings. Now the Plasplugs range encompasses tile cutters, power tools and since 2013 has been part of the QEP group. 2020 sees the brand sponsoring National Home Improvement Month.