Insulation fixings are designed to allow you to affix insulation boards or batts securely within your walls, floors or ceilings. Whether you are looking to add insulation to a new build or to retrofit it to an older house, it is essential that your insulation is firmly secured, allowing you to properly space it within the walls and protect heat.
There are a wide variety of insulation fixings available, with most intended to drill or attach into solid surfaces like concrete and wood. Insulation fixings come with a wider head than a typical screw, to firmly anchor your insulation batts in place. These heads need to be taped and sealed once installed, as insulation fixings can cause surface damage if directly plastered over. Insulation fixings can be used on a variety of insulation types, like glass wool, rock wool, and mineral wool.
For a professionally finished job, it is essential to use insulation fixings. If you are completing a new build, using high-grade insulation fixings will allow you to correctly space and secure your insulation within your walls, ceilings and floors. Similarly, if you are insulating a property, or building an extension to an existing property, then it is of the utmost importance to properly affix the insulation battens with insulation fixings. Taping up the heads to seal them is also vital, to give your plaster a clean and professional finish.
Insulation fixings can be made of plastic or metal, designed to be fixed to solid walls. They normally use expansion plugs, which will designate a specific hole size on their packaging. You will need to drill a hole of this size into the solid surface, before inserting and hammering in the fixing. When the fixing is drilled into it will naturally expand to fill the cavity and create a strong bond. There are some insulation fixings specifically designed to offer a strong grip at a low embedment depth. These can be useful for insulation being attached to hollow walls.
We also have a range of fixings designed for insulated plasterboard. These Gyproc branded plugs come in both 60mm and 110mm sizes and are suitable for use in Gyproc Thermaline insulated plasterboards. These fixings can be attached into a drilled hole, allowing you to hang modest weights to your plasterboard panels. They are both sold in boxes of 100. If you are looking to hang weights to your insulated plasterboard then it is essential you buy fixings that are equipped to support those weights.
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