How to install masonry fixings

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How to install masonry fixings

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To hang heavy things off brick walls such as timber wall mounts or picture frames, you need to choose the right masonry fixing. We’ll take you through a few different ways using wall plugs and masonry bolts.
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Mark out your holes
2 Install screws in the wall
3 Installing a masonry bolt
  • Step 1. Mark out your holes

    Mark out where you want the holes to go on the wall with a pencil. Then cover the area you will drill with masking tape. This will make sure that your drill doesn’t slip and damage your wall. 

  • Step 2. Install screws in the wall

    Wall plugs are colour coded which indicate how much weight they can bear or what type of screw they can hold. Make sure you choose the one you need. With the right sized masonry bit for your wall plug and screw size, predrill a hole using the hammer drill to the depth of your screw. Tap a wall plug into the hole and then you can screw into it. Remove the tape and you’re ready to hang. 

  • Step 3. Installing a masonry bolt

    Pre drill the hole using the hammer drill and masonry bit the same size as the masonry bolt you will be using. Then use a spanner to screw the masonry bolt tightly into the wall. Remove the tape and you’re ready to hang.
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