HOW TO FIX TO YOUR HABITO WALL
In our video we show you just how easy it is to fix to your Habito wall to create and personalise your home.
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Can I use any type of screw with Gyproc Habito?
We recommend that you use a woodscrew for fixing items into Gyproc Habito. Woodscrews are commonly stocked in DIY stores.
Length ~ It is important to select a screw length which is appropriate to what you are fixing. You should ensure that the fixing is long enough so that the screw penetrates the back of the board by 8mm, thus your woodscrew needs to be a minimum 21mm in length and potentially longer depending on the item you are fixing. It is important that the screw has thread over the full length within the board thickness.
Grade of screw ~ Woodscrews are available in different classifications e.g. 5mm, 6mm etc. The load that the fixing can support, when screwed into Gyproc Habito, is governed by the screw classification. A 5mm woodscrew can support up to 15kg per fixing.
How to fix into Gyproc Habito
You can use a screwdriver or a mechanical screwdriver / battery powered drill to fix into Gyproc Habito. It is important not to over tighten the screw when fixing as this will reduce the loading capability of the wall. If using a mechanical screwdriver / battery powered drill, ensure the setting is not on hammer and use a low torque setting.
Tighten the screw until the screw head is flush with the fixture you are attaching to the wall. When fixing into a newly plastered wall you can limit the aesthetic damage to the wall surface by breaking through the plaster skim with a screwdriver prior to screwing into the wall surface.
How much load can be supported by Gyproc Habito?
A 5mm woodscrew can support up to 15kg per fixing, however the load that can be supported depends on how many fixings you are using to fix your item to Gyproc Habito.
For example a TV bracket ~ the TV weight that can be supported will depend on the number and type of fixings used. So if the appropriate length 5mm woodscrews are used, then the TV bracket can support a TV up to 60kg with four fixings or up to 90kg with 6 fixings. A modern 40” TV weighs approximately 13kg.
What kind of loading can Habito take?
For more information on loading (live loads) and fixing requirements please contact our technical department.