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Hooks for brass hanging frames for plasterboard walls?

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WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Sun 24-Sep-17 17:43:36

Bought some lovely brass hanging frames here and the matching brass hooks. However, the screws on the hook are no good for plasterboard walls without cutting into them and putting a timber block in or something which seems a bit excessive.

Any suggestions for any nice looking hooks small enough for the job that aren't bog standard picture hooks which is all I can find online?

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buckeejit Sun 24-Sep-17 22:11:15

Can you not just get plasterboard rawlplugs? I'm a bit confused. Was hoping you'd found some traditional brass frames as that's what I've been after!

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Sun 24-Sep-17 23:15:37

Apparently not. My diy skills are limited but the chap I had round to do some bits and pieces said they wouldn't work unless there was timber behind the plasterboard which there isn't were I wanted them to go. Something to do with the type of screw I think. I'm gutted - I love the frames and haven't yet found any other hooks that would go with them!

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WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Sun 24-Sep-17 23:18:46

*where, not were!!

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GlitteryGlitter Sun 24-Sep-17 23:24:46

You should be able to use a multipurpose rawl plug into the plasterboard, the frames don't look too heavy so it shouldn't be a problem or find a stud which is timber and screw into that. There will be several studs if it's an internal plasterboard stud wall.

GlitteryGlitter Sun 24-Sep-17 23:25:30

Sorry just read the update!

WhatWouldTheDoctorDo Sun 24-Sep-17 23:47:12

Yes, annoyingly the timber isn't quite in the right place!

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ACurlyWurly Thu 28-Sep-17 12:57:41

i use these www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails-fixings/plasterboard-fixings/cat840020

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