Probably the biggest staple product in the fixings market is the standard wall plug which has developed over the years to be used to fix screwed fixings to any wall. The fixings are a plastic type sheath with a hole down its length to accommodate the fixing screw. A hole is drilled in the concrete the size of the wall plug and in the correct position that the fixing is required, the wall plug is then pushed into the hole. The screw is then passed through the item that requires fixing and it is then screwed into the wall plug, this action pushes open the plug which jams on the side of the hole and clamps the fixing into position. The system is simple and works very well in fixing equipment and furnishings to the wall with a cosmetically acceptable result. Usually no repair decoration or building work is required.
Whilst the fixings may be standard the types of materials used in their manufacture and the design of their size and shape has changed many times over the past years. For example the Fischer wall plugs are made from a high quality polyamide or nylon type material. This material is a tough material but has good elastic properties. This property helps to reduce any vibration problems that may occur by dampening any movement while retaining the integrity of the joint. Why not have a look at the different types of frame fixings we also have to offer, which are ideal for many different construction jobs as well as jobs around the home and office.
The plugs have a good electrical insulation properties and this is often required in providing protection when fixing electrical powered equipment. The types of material used are generally resistant to most forms of chemical attack, this is a most important requirement as failure of fixings with time due to chemical attack can be both time consuming, dangerous and expensive. The present materials cope with most types of chemical attack. The strength of these Fischer wall plugs is impressive and the designs now have a serrated surface to grip onto the edges of the holes and there are 2 locking tabs on either side to stop twisting of the fixing whilst the screw is being tightened into the wall plug.
Fischer offer a full range of sizes which can be sourced from a good major supplier and they tend to start at a 6 x 30 mm nylon plug up to a 12 x 60 mm nylon plug with all screw sizes in between. The key is to make sure there are either sufficient in number or large enough in size.