Frame & Hammer Fixings(24 Products)
Fix materials together with the utmost confidence with our reliable range of frame and hammer fixings. Frame and hammer fixings are types of fixings used in construction and DIY projects to secure materials to walls, such as wood, metal, or plastic frames, skirting boards, architraves, and other fixtures.Find Out More About Our Types of Frame & Hammer Fixings
Frame fixings are commonly used to secure heavy objects, such as doors, window frames, and heavy shelves. They consist of a metal sleeve or tube that is drilled into a hole in the wall and a screw that is threaded through the sleeve and into the object being fixed.
Hammer fixings are similar, but they are usually used for lighter objects, such as pictures, mirrors, and small shelves. Hammer fixing is a cost-effective solution to securely affix timber battens and conduits to brick. They consist of a plastic or nylon plug that is inserted into a hole in the wall, and a screw that is screwed into the plug. The screw expands the plug when it is hammered in and locks it into the wall, providing a secure anchor.
Both frame and hammer fixings can be used in a variety of wall materials, such as brick, concrete, and plasterboard, and are ideal for securing objects where traditional fixings, such as screws or nails, may not be sufficient.
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Installing A Frame Fixing
To install a frame fixing, you'll need to drill a hole in the wall using a suitable drill bit. The hole should be slightly deeper than the length of the sleeve, to allow for the screw to be fully inserted.
Once the hole is drilled, insert the sleeve into the hole and tap it in with a hammer until it's flush with the wall surface. Then, insert the screw into the sleeve and tighten it until it's snug against the object being fixed.
Frequently Asked Frame & Hammer Fixings Questions
Can I Install Frame & Hammer Fixings Without A Drill?
It's not recommended to install frame and hammer fixings without a drill, as the hole needs to be precise and straight to ensure a secure and reliable fixing. Using a drill also helps to prevent damage to the wall material.
What Is The Difference Between Frame Fixings & Hammer Fixings?
Hammer fixings are perfect for quickly securing screws while frame fixings provide the necessary support to affix frames (uPVC, wood and metal frames) to timber and masonry.
How Do I Choose The Right Frame & Hammer Fixings For My Project?
The right frame and hammer fixings will depend on the type of material you are fixing to, the weight and size of the object you are securing, and the environment in which the fixings will be used.
What Is A Bugle Head?
Screws with conical heads are known as bugle screws. Their countersunk head assists the screw in securing itself without tearing through the outer paper layer.