Can heavy objects or furniture be hung on plasterboard partitions?

Can heavy objects or furniture be hung on plasterboard partitions?

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Answer: yes, using fixings adapted to the weight of the object.

Gypsum plasterboards can support all kinds of objects, even heavy ones: mirrors, shelves, radiators, televisions… But for this, it is necessary to use fixings adapted to the weight of the object. For light objects weighing less than 10 kg, the plastic plugs (to be nailed or screwed) are sufficient. For objects of average load, between 10 and 30 kg, you will have to go to the metal pegs and the rocking pegs (for the luminaires). Finally, for even heavier objects, over 30 kg, expansion anchors become essential, most often helped by a wooden or metal support to better distribute the load on the plasterboard. Among the expanding anchors, the best known is the Molly® ankle. You too, send us your question brico video id = "0" /