Plasterboard Screws Procurement

With expert support, you can make informed choices for every backing material to ensure the lasting success of your projects.

Your Guide to Choosing the Right Plasterboard Screws

Selecting the ideal plasterboard screws doesn't have to be confusing. Whether you're dealing with brick, wood, or metal backings in your projects, we break down the essentials to ensure you're equipped for the job. 

From the tools you'll need for each installation to the particular features of each screw type, your team can trust in our expertise to simplify your plasterboard screw selection process. Make your construction projects smoother and more efficient today. 

Matching Screws to Backings

Different backings require different types of screws to ensure a secure and lasting installation. Here's how to match your screws to the various types of backings:

  • Wood - When it comes to wood, screws with aggressive threads and sharp points are your best bet. These types of screws create a solid grip, reducing the chances of stripping the wood. Drywall screws are often a good fit here, offering both the grip and the tensile strength needed for wooden structures.
  • Metal - For metal backings, you'll need screws that can create their own path. Self-tapping or self-drilling screws are designed to drill their own holes, offering a quick and clean installation without the need for a pre-drilled hole. These are ideal for securing plasterboard to metal studs.
  • Brick or Masonry - Masonry projects call for specialised screws that can anchor into the hard surface for a secure fit. Masonry screws generally require a pre-drilled hole and offer high tensile strength to withstand the pressures of brick or concrete. Tapcon screws are often recommended for these applications.

Understanding the nuances of different types of screws for varied backings can significantly affect the longevity and stability of each of your projects. With the right screws in hand, you'll find your jobs are not just easier but also more efficient. 

Wide Range of Plasterboard Screws Products Available

We have a wide range of Plasterboard Screws available online, but if you have a large order or need something specific, give us a call!


    • Various lengths available
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    Price from: £8.21 £9.85
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Types of Plasterboard Screws For Your Projects

Even if you are a professional, understanding the range of plasterboard screws can initially seem overwhelming, given the variety of types available. However, understanding the unique characteristics of each type can save you both time and resources in your construction projects.

  • Self-tapping screws are ideal for metal backings as they essentially "tap" their own thread as they're driven into the material. This eliminates the need for a separate tapping screw, making installation quicker and easier.
  • Equipped with a drill bit end, self-drilling screws are excellent for projects that require speed. They drill their own holes, eradicating the need for a pre-drilled hole and are particularly useful when working with metal substrates.
  • Favoured for their flush finish, these screws are commonly used in wood backings. The bugle head allows the screw to sit flat against the material, reducing the risk of tearing the plasterboard.
  • Masonry screws are designed explicitly for brick or concrete backings, offering high tensile strength, with a pre-drilled hole usually required for secure anchoring.Each type comes with its own set of benefits tailored to the backing material you're working with, which means choosing correctly can dramatically improve the ease of installation and the overall project outcome.

Benefit from Expert Advice through Your Trade Account Manager

Correct installation is just as vital as selecting the right type of screws for your plasterboard project. And for that, the right tools are non-negotiable. From cordless drills to spirit levels and protective gear, our site is your one-stop shop from start to finish. 

With specialised knowledge and industry experience, our experts can serve as your go-to resource for tailored advice on plasterboard screw selection. They can guide you through the nuances of choosing screws that suit not just your plasterboard, but also the backing materials involved—be it wood, metal, or brick. 

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