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How do you wall-mount a TV?

Wallmount.jpgWhile there are plasterboard fixings available, securing a wall-mounted television to studs is the preferred method. Connecting to a solid structure, such as a timber frame, should always be considered before a sheeting material. Know the weights you need to manage carefully before using a plasterboard option.


But if you do have trouble locating the studs or they don't line up with the mounting holes, plasterboard fixings are available. You can fix the bracket directly to the plasterboard with four Ramset Super Wallmate Toggle Anchors. Each of these anchors fixed directly into the plasterboard will hold 20kg.


If you search GripIt on Youtube you'll also find a whole heap of independent reviews on the GripIt 25mm Blue Plasterboard Fixings. - MitchellMc

If you can, locate the studs. Mounts are often supplied with wood screws, if your home has metal studs you should use metal thread screws instead. 10G screws I would think are the right size and around 50mm long. - Brad

I've mounted many TV's for customers and have never had any complaints that I took the extra time to mount them properly. In fact it has brought me more repeat business because I didn't cut corners. There is no substitute for strength other than studs when mounting to plasterboard walls. - DCS

Just Starting Out

Hi All,

Looking for some advice. I've moved into a new house that already has a wall bracket about 50cm by 20 cm. Would any tv bracket that fits my TV (48 inches, VESA 200 by 200mm) fit on the wall bracket? I don't want to replace the wall bracket since it is already installed. I was looking for a bracket that allows "tilt" - like this one -







Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

HI @heisenberg,


That's one half of a wall bracket. When you purchase a wall bracket, it has a side that mounts onto the TV and the other mounts onto the wall. Here, you have one side of a mount, so you'd need to find something that suits it. Given that this is likely a proprietary wall mount that only suits its other half, I don't believe you'd find something to suit without trying multiple options. Perhaps you'd get lucky and find something that fits, but it's not a universal bracket, so locating one that works with it would be difficult.


Unfortunately, the previous occupant should have left the side that mounts to the TV as the part they've taken is useless to them, too.


The easiest option here would be to replace the bracket.


Please let me know if you have any questions.



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