Secure fixings in plasterboard can be made with three types of fasteners – a spring toggle bolt, a sleeve bolt and an anchor bolt.
If using a spring toggle bolt remember to attach any fasteners required before fixing the bolt. The toggle, which opens out after it is pushed through the hole, will be lost if the bolt is removed.
Use a sleeve bolt – in which a rubber sleeve is compressed against the plasterboard as the head of the bolt is tightened – as a useful waterproof joint. These bolts are also especially suited for fastening plastic or metal sheeting.
An anchor bolt expands to grip the wall as it is tightened, giving a strong fixing for heavy objects.