How to fix objects onto steel frames
There’s nothing better than moving into your brand new McDonald Jones home, sitting back and taking in what you have just achieved. And let’s be honest, it is a huge achievement.
We’ve all looked around our homes at some point and thought to ourselves - ‘Our family portrait would look perfect in the dining room’, ‘floating shelves in Amy’s room would free up space on the ground’, ‘a whiteboard in the home office would help’ and ‘a coat rack in the entry will declutter.’
We know many people dream of finally decorating their beautiful new home with their favourite pieces of art or large framed photos that capture cherished moments in their life. So don't put it off any longer - it's easier than you may have first thought to hang your favourite frame or helpful object to you new walls.
Fixing items in a home that is built with steel is essentially the same as fixing items in a home that is built with timber. The only difference - you cannot nail into steel.
Here are a few ways to fix with steel frames:
1. For smaller items, such as a picture frame or a whiteboard, they can be fixed straight to the wall/gyprock. Be sure to use a fitting that is approved for gyprock and make sure you check the weight capacity first. You can use the same everyday hooks to fix to the wall/gyprock as you would for the timber frame.
2. For larger items, such as televisions and dryers, you’ll need to find the stud. You can find them easily by using a magnet or stud finder, which are readily available from any good hardware store. To fix, you’ll need to use a fine point screw, then fix into the stud and secure well (pilot hole is not required). Be sure not to over screw and remember to check the weight capacity first!
So there you have it, fixing into steel frames can be done.
Important notice: McDonald Jones accepts no responsibility in regards to mounting third party products. Make sure you read product specifications and manuals.