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Fixings

Why are you here? Knowledge based reason

Metex have removed the guesswork from choosing a fixing by offering a ‘fixing or hook for every application’. We have an unrivalled range of plasterboard fixings, dot and dab wall fixings, wall plugs, picture hooks & hangers.

Cobra wall anchors are the leading manufacturer of wall fixings in North America and Canada and are exclusively distributed in the UK by Metex. Corefix, our own patented ‘Dot & Dab’ fixing from Metex compliments the Cobra range.

Metex fixings are available through a wide network of reputable Stockists.

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Problems

There are a vast and bewildering range of wall fixings available with little information to answer the following questions: Will the fixing work with my wall type? Will the fixing support the weight of my item? Will the fixing work with the item?

Choices

Fixings from Metex simplify the decision making process through education by showing the compatible wall materials and safe working load for each fixing, allowing the user to make an informed and confident purchase.

Solutions

The Corefix & Cobra product range are designed to give the user a wide choice of fixing for all wall types and confidence to install the fittings and fixtures you need to finish the job, whether this is creating a wonderful bespoke interior or completing a commercial installation.

Metex Fixings Overview

The Corefix and Cobra ranges offer an unrivalled range of plasterboard fixings, dot and dab wall fixings, unrivalled wall plugs, picture hooks & hangers.

Introducing Cobra Fixings

Cobra Anchors are the leading wall fixings manufacturer in the USA and Canada and distribute internationally.  Cobra products demonstrate true unrivalled innovation and technical excellence.

Within the range are dedicated wall & ceiling hooks, to hang pictures, mirrors, wall art and plants  allowing the user to purchase a single item, in the knowledge that they will complete the job without looking for other hardware.

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Fixings FAQs

+ What is a drylined wall?

A drylined wall is a solid masonry wall that has been faced with plasterboard, typically supported on blobs of adhesive (dot and dab). The plasterboard is spaced away from the masonry leaving a void behind much of the plasterboard. Drylined walls can be found in most modern or extended houses To determine what kind of wall you have you can tap them; drylined walls will generally sound hollow and in certain places will give off a duller sound, indicating the location of an adhesive blob (dab) or a timber batten. To be certain you may need to drill a small hole though the plasterboard; with drylining you will normally find a void behind the plasterboard and solid masonry at a depth of between about 20-40mm.

+ Why choose Corefix?

Corefix is not reliant on the strength of the plasterboard, it transfers the load directly to the solid masonry behind via the steel core . Most traditional fasteners used for drylined walls impart a point loading on the plasterboard, which, when the screw is tightened crushes the plasterboard into the void, potentially damaging the wall finish and visually distorting the wall.

+ How do I install Corefix?

Corefix can be installed extremely quickly without specialist tools or drill bits. All that is needed is a 10mm masonry drill, hammer and screwdriver. Simply drill the hole through the plasterboard and into the solid wall behind, ensuring the total depth is a minimum of 100mm, remove any dust or debris from the hole before gently tapping the Corefix plug into place until the flange sits against the plasterboard. Tap the steel core home until flush with the plug, then install your bracket using the supplied screw. For more information, please refer to the videos and datasheet.

+ How has Corefix been tested?

Corefix has been rigorously tested in house and also by an Independent Test Laboratory and has been proven to safely support huge loads. The recommended safe load of 100kg (4 x fixings) includes a conservative Factor of Safety (see datasheet for further details).

+ Can Corefix be used with lightweight aerated concrete blocks?

Corefix has been independently tested with lightweight concrete blocks and has shown excellent tensile and sheer values. The recommended safe load of 73kg (4 x fixings) includes a conservative Factor of Safety (see datasheet for further details).

+ Can Corefix be used with other wall boards/materials?

Due to its unique construction Corefix is ideal for a range of wall boards as the steel core transfers the load directly to the solid masonry behind. Other materials that it can be used in conjunction with include fibreboards and insulated plasterboard. Corefix is ideal for use with a range of solid wall constructions, including blockwork, brick, stone and concrete.

+ Will Corefix still work when the void behind the plasterboard is greater than 10mm?

Corefix bridges the cavity with steel and is suitable for use with voids up to 25mm (excluding plasterboard thickness).

+ How can I check for wires or pipe locations before drilling?

We would recommend using a wire and pipe detector, although care should be taken as these may not detect plastic pipes where used. Typically, wires should run either horizontally or vertically to switches or sockets.
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