Types Of Wall Plugs & Uses

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We stock a variety of different wall plugs.

Different types of wall plug available to use.
When you need to mount something on a solid surface, such as a brick wall, aerated concrete or plasterboard, you think about using a wall plug. They are effective and versatile. However, it is possible for you to get many different types of wall plugs. Hence, trying to choose the right type will be quite overwhelming. That’s why we thought of sharing more details about different types of wall plugs available in the market. Along with the different wall plug types, we will also share more details about their uses so you can make an educated decision to fit your purpose with ease.
Universal wall plugs
Universal wall plugs are the most common type of wall plug available for you to get. These wall plugs are made out of nylon or plastic. When you are tightening a screw with a universal wall plug, it will anchor firmly into the substrate either by expanding or noting it self behind the wall. You can do this with a drill driver or best option is to use a hand screw driver as you will feel the tension change when it is fixed. However, you need to make sure that you are using an appropriately sized screw to match the size of the wall plug. Please see this link for range of universal wall plugs available. https://www.ttrltd.co.uk/collections/medium-duty-wall-plugs
Tap It Hammer fixings
Hammer fixings come along with a steel screw. When you are driving the wall plug with a hammer, you will be able to install the steel screw. This method will help you to mount something within a short period of time. The hammer fixings are highly recommended for the people who are planning to mount something on plasterboard walls. Ideal for mounting light weight items e.g. Pictures frames, light plant pots etc. See below link for Tap It Hammer Fixings.
Heavy Duty Anchor Plug
If there is something that needs to be mounted with a heavy load, you will need to take a look at the Heavy-Duty Anchor Fixings. People who mount racks and large shelves prefer to go ahead with this method. You will usually be able to use anchor bolts and mount heavier loads with ease. After you tighten the nut or hook, the conical anchor that you can find in the anchor bolts will pull inward, the metal segments attached to it would expand. This can deliver a durable mount. See link below for heavy duty Wall plugs
Toggle plugs
People usually use toggle plugs to mount something to hollow walls or ceilings. You will be able to get spring-loaded wings along with the toggle plugs. Then the plug will be pushed through a hole while keeping the wings closed. The wings would spread out upon release. As a result, you will be able to get the screw tightened. See below link Spring toggles.
Plasterboard plugs
The plasterboard plugs usually tend to create a thick section behind or inside a hollow wall. Once you insert a screw into the plug, the segments would expand. These segments would expand similar to an umbrella. The plasterboard plugs are quite versatile as well and you will be able to use them for mounting different types of items to plasterboard. We Stock a variety of Plasterboard plugs. See below link
If you still unsure then simply drop us an email or message us. We will gladly help you make the right decision.
If you can keep these different types of plugs in mind, you can end up choosing the right one to fit your use.

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