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Q: Do I need to use a special screw to install Gyproc Habito?
Yes, you need to use our High Performance Screws, specifically designed for use with Gyproc Habito.
The main feature of the screw is the shape of the head. It is designed to leave a good finish when installing the high strength Gyproc Habito boards. In conjunction with using an impact driver, a good finish can be achieved every time without paper burring or bulging. Standard screws are almost impossible to drive home due to the shape of the head and the strength of Gyproc Habito.
Q: What is the fixing capability of Gyproc Habito? What is a safe working load for Gyproc Habito?
A no. 10 woodscrew will provide a safe working load (SWL) of up to 15kg per fixing. The fixing must comprise of a single thread which needs to go all the way to the head of the screw.
Q: What is a safe working load for Gyproc Habito?
We state that Gyproc Habito has a safe working load of 15kg when used with a no. 10 woodscrew. The safe working load is calculated by this fixings failure point divided by a factor of four, so a no. 10 woodscrew would require 60kg to fail in Gyproc Habito.
Q: Can I use any woodscrew with Gyproc Habito?
No, we recommend the use of a No. 10 woodscrew comprising of a single thread (the thread also needs to go all the way to the head of the screw).