Overview

Once the rail is simply fixed to the wall you can then develop your working area.

It is important when installing the rail to use the correct fixings for the type of wall construction. Each 2.4m length of rail is pre-drilled with fifteen fixing holes. Extra holes can be drilled on site using the V-groove guide in the rail extrusion. The position of the final fixing hole on a cut length of rail should not exceed 75mm from the end of the rail section.

All fixing holes should be used and these should be checked thoroughly for correct installation before the snap-on cover section is applied. Cover joints should be staggered away from the rail joints on lengths exceeding 2.4m.

We recommend using the fixing plugs manufactured by Artur Fischer (UK) Ltd or similar. Safe working loads must be adhered to.

Brick or Concrete Walls

S8 nylon plugs with GKN 2" x No12 slotted round head wood screws. Based on a safety factor of four, the safe working load spread over a 2.4m length of rail is 1237.5Kg or 2725lbs.

Code Item Description Size
30.019 Fischer S8 Nylon Plug C/W Screw n/a

Aircrete Blocks

GB10 nylon plugs with GKN 2.5" x No12 slotted round head wood screws. Safe working loads will depend on the density of the block. Based on a safety factor of four, safe loads over a 2.4m length of rail are:

Code Item Description Size
30.018 Fischer GB10 nylon plug and screw n/a

2.8N - Block 686Kg or 1519lbs, 3.5N Block 1125Kg or 2474lbs, 4.0N Block 1248Kg or 2745lbs.

Plasterboard Walls

For plasterboard walls between 10mm and 25mm thickness NA 10 x 55 plugs should be used with GKN 2.5" x No10 slotted round head wood screws. In some instances where plasterboard up to 12.5mm thickness is installed, HM 5 x 37 cavity fixings might be easier to use. Tests have been carried out by Fischer on the NA10 x 55 fixing on a standard 12.5mm gypsum plasterboard. Based on a safety factor of four, the safe working load spread across the 2.4m length of rail was found to be 187.5Kg or 413lbs. Further details of these loading tests are available on request.

The above test results are based on fixing only into plasterboard. For new construction projects, we recommend that timber noggins are installed between the stud work at rail height which will increase the safe working load capacity.

Code Item Description Size
30.019 FU10 x 60S/20 with screw n/a
30.009 Fischer HM5 x 37 cavity fixing with screw bolt n/a