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Q: Do I need to use a special screw to install Gyproc Habito?

A:

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: Can you tell me more about the fixing capability of Gyproc Habito?

A:

Gyproc Habito uses patent (s) pending technology to provide inbuilt fixing performance in a plasterboard. A no. 10 woodscrew will provide a safe working load (SWL) of up to 15kg per fixing. We recommend that you follow the manufacturer’s guidance as to the number of fixtures required to mount a fixture. Example: If a TV weighs 15kg with its bracket and the bracket accepts four fixings, you should use four screws, even though this provides 60kg safe working load

Q: What is a safe working load for Gyproc Habito?

A:

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?

A:

No. We recommend that a standard single thread woodscrew is used. Fixings with cross threads for chipboard will reduce fixing performance. You also need to ensure the woodscrew does not have a threadless shank. The length of the screw used should be sufficient to pass through the fixture being mounted and completely through the board. Be aware of the substrate the board is fixed to and always check for pipes and electrical cables prior to fixing.