Self Drilling Plasterboard Fixings

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Unlike traditional fixings that require drilling a hole in the surface first, self-drilling plasterboard fixings are designed to pierce through plasterboard, making installation faster and more convenient. The piercing tip of the fixing acts like a drill, creating a pilot hole as it enters the material, so you don't need to drill or pre-drill the surface beforehand.

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What Are Self Drilling Plasterboard Fixings?

Self drilling plasterboard fixings, also known as drywall anchors, are small devices that are designed to securely attach objects to plasterboard walls without the need for a stud or other structural support. 

Though small, these fixings provide a truly secure fastening. They are commonly used for hanging pictures, shelves, mirrors, and other decorative items. Depending on the product, self drill fixings can be used in conjunction with single and double thickness plasterboard. 

Self Drilling Design

The self-drilling aspect of these fixings is what sets them apart from other types of anchors. 

They feature a sharp, pointed end that allows them to easily drill through the plasterboard and create a secure hold. This means that you don't need to pre-drill a hole in the wall before inserting the fixing, saving you time and effort.

Self Drill Plasterboard Fixings Benefits

  • Easily removed and reused
  • No drill required 
  • Offers a reliable hold
  • Great option for renters or anyone who frequently rearranges their decor
  • Easy installation - simply pierce paper skin without a drill or pilot hole 
  • Ideal fixture for dry lined walls

We stock a wide range of metal self drill fixings, as well as a range of other plasterboard compatible fixings on our screws & fixings homepage.

Frequently Asked Self Drilling Plasterboard Fixings Questions

What Does"Accidental Push" Mean In The Context of Installing Screws? 

Accidental push leads to damage to the drywall gypsum or injury to the person handling the screw. 

Accidental push occurs when the screw is not held properly, or when excessive force is applied during installation.

Self-Threading vs Self-Tapping Screws: What's the Difference?

  • Self-tapping screw: These screws feature a sharp point that can cut its own threads as it's driven into the material. They're designed to be used in materials that are already softer than the screw material, such as wood, plastic, or sheet metal.

  • Self-drilling screw: These screws have a drill bit-like end that can drill its own hole as it's driven into the material. They're designed to be used in harder materials like metals, as they can cut through the material without the need for a pre-drilled hole.

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.

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.

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