This guide is intended to give an overview of how to correctly install a Grapplefix into plasterboard of any thickness.
Grapplefix has been comprehensively tested, including Finite Element Analysis and we believe it is probably the strongest load-bearing cavity fixing on the market today. This is primarily due to the unique design combination of having a full-sized back plate surface area working in conjunction with an attached central boss, with a large curved underside area (when positioned vertically e.g. in a wall).
Load ratings for plasterboard fixings can be highly misleading and therefore potentially dangerous as there are many site specific variables that determine actual performance in situ. For example, the type of bracket being used (on the front of the plasterboard) will greatly determine overall performance as will the thickness of the plasterboard.
Plasterboard may crack unexpectedly under load and Grapplefix should never be used where the plasterboard is damp, cracked or damaged in any way.
Do not install Grapplefix close to edges of the plasterboard. As a guide, the minimum edge distance should be at least 30 mm.
Please also refer to our CE Mark page, which explains why the CE Mark does not apply to this category of fixings.
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