When it comes to installing wall hung vanity units to plasterboard it is crucial to ensure that the mounting brackets are fixed into place with fixings that have the strength to hold up the weight of the system. This is because although the fixings provided with the brackets may appear to have sufficient strength, it is possible that they do not (a risk not worth taking). This is why it is always a safer option to buy fixings specifically designed to hold large amounts of weight on plasterboard, such as the SNAPTOGGLE from TOGGLER. The weight of the unit will depend on the style, size and material used, which in some cases, the fixings provided may not be of the strength needed to hold it in place.
Generally, wall hung vanity units range from 300-700mm in height and 400-1200mm in width, and have a weight range of between 10-75kg+ (as a general guide). You will, therefore, need to choose a plasterboard fixing that has the strength to hold the brackets in place with the unit attached. This is especially important with vanity units as their weight is distributed differently to that of household systems such as radiators. For example, the unit protrudes further out from the wall than a radiator would, meaning that if pressure was applied to the system (e.g. an individual leaning on the sink) it would need to overcome a higher level of force placed upon the bracket.
SNAPTOGGLE would be the ideal fixing to use for a vanity unit that is being fixed to plasterboard as it is designed for applications that require heavy items to be hung from plasterboard walls. Also, with a range of six different SNAPTOGGLE fixings each with different Tensile and Shear strengths (see chart below), there is no doubt that you will find one that is suited to your individual application. Vanity units can cost between £60 – £2,000+ depending on the style and size, meaning if you’re looking to hang one on a plasterboard wall it would be a smart investment to use TOGGLER and guarantee the rigidity of the fixing and protection of your walls.
As the SNAPTOGGLE only requires a 13mm hole drilled into the wall this allows for a greater strength than other fixings as it means the wing has a larger surface area to lock onto, therefore keeping it firmly in place. Not only that, the SNAPTOGGLE uses one rectangle wing across the entire hole making it much less likely to be pulled back through the hole.
In addition to TOGGLER fixings having large strength loads, they also are one of the simplest plasterboard fixings to operate. SNAPTOGGLE takes seconds to use as there are no tools required and it simply take three steps to fix it into place. The steps for using SNAPTOGGLE with a wall hung vanity unit would be as follows:
1. Drill the 13mm holes into the plasterboard wall in the area desired.
2. Slide the fixings through each of the holes and pull the cap down the straps to the plasterboard and then snap the straps off level with the flange of the caps.
3. Place the mounting brackets provided over the caps, then insert and tighten up the bolt to hold the brackets into place.