Insulation Fixings & Screws

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Insulation fixings are components used to securely attach insulation materials to a given surface. They are designed to hold the material in place and prevent it from shifting or coming loose over time. Common fixings include nails, screws, staples, and clips. Insulation fixings should be chosen based on the type of insulation being installed as well as the substrate to which the material is being attached.

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What Are Insulation Fixings?

Insulation fixings are devices used to securely attach insulation boards or panels to walls, ceilings, or other surfaces.

There are several types of insulation fixings and screws available on the market from plastic insulation fixings to metal insulation fixings (such as galvanised steel), each designed for specific applications. 

Some fixings are designed for use with specific types of thermal insulation, such as mineral wool or foam board, while others may be suitable for a variety of applications. 

Common Types of Insulating Fixings

  1. Hammer Fixings - A convenient and speedy solution that typically includes a reliable nylon plug as well as either a nail or screw. The pre-assembled nature of these fasteners makes installation incredibly swift. Hammering in the nail screw causes the plug sleeve to expand, thus ensuring a solid and reliable hold within whatever building material it is used in.
  2. Screw Fixings - Constructed from metal, screws are effective fasteners that feature an external helical ridge known as the male thread. Its distinct design allows it to securely hold materials together in even the toughest applications. You can find screws for a variety of purposes, from drywall and windows to roofing and deck building. Screw fixings are available in different lengths and diameters to suit various insulation thicknesses.
  3. Insulation Anchors - Used to hold an insulated board in place on masonry, concrete, and steel surfaces. 

Here at Materials Market, we pride ourselves on selling the following quality insulation fixings:

For all other fixings (including drywall screws and wood/timber screws), check out our fixing and fastener homepage. Whether you're fastening onto masonry or timber studs/timber battens, we stock the solution. 

Pro Tip: Invest in durable, corrosion-proof stainless steel fixtures when installing phenolic foam plasterboard insulation to minimise thermal bridging. 

Frequently Asked Insulation Screws & Fixings Questions

Which Fixing Method Should I Use When Installing Insulated Plasterboard Panels?

When it comes to insulating external walls, especially brick walls which offer little thermal protection, fixing plasterboard insulation panels is often your best option. While insulated drywall boards can be used on internal walls, there are generally more cost-effective alternatives that you should consider.

Fixing foam insulated plasterboard is a simple process with the right tools and know-how. Insulated plasterboard fixings can be easily secured with a rubber mallet or an SDS adaptor in combination with a lightweight SDS drill set. Make sure to turn off the rotary action and go at a slow speed for maximum efficiency.

To securely mount insulated plasterboard sheets on your ceiling, you'll need the right fasteners to drive through both the boards and timber ceiling joists.

There is an abundance of fixings on the market suitable for securing plasterboard faced thermal insulation, Insofast insulated plasterboard fixings for example. 

For alternative insulated plasterboard installation (with drywall adhesive), check out our super handy dot and dab adhesive guide.

What Are Some Examples of Mechanical Fixings? 

  • Screws
  • Nails
  • Bolts
  • Washers
  • Anchors
  • Rivets

How To Differentiate Between Fine Threads & Coarse Threads?

The threading must be deep set and broad in order to be deemed "Coarse". Fine-threaded fasteners, on the other hand, will have narrower, shallower ridges and a greater number of threads per axial distance.

How Do You Refer To The Ridges On A Screw? 

The standard industry term for these ridges is threads. 

What Is The Difference Between A Fastener & A Fixing?

A fastener joins two formerly separate components together while fixing is more a method of securing an object in place. It refers to the process as opposed to the actual component.

Is There Such A Thing As Fire Proof Insulation Fixings?

There is indeed. A fire proof insulation fixing is a common feature in properties which value fire performance. There are several screws on the market which are fire-rated. 

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