Orbry Spanker Fixing Dowels

read more

Fixing Dowels

Orbry Plastic Spanker Expansion Fixing Dowels (or Orbry Spanker Fixing Dowels) are used to securely fix Orbry Boards to solid walls. Orbry Spanker Fixing Dowels are ideal for use as insulation fixings when dry lining buildings to provide insulation and when fixing Orbry Boards to solid walls prior to tiling to ensure they are solidly attached. Available in 60mm, 90mm, 110mm and 130mm lengths, you can be sure to find a fixing dowel for the thickness of board that you're using. Also known as cob plugs, you can purchase the dowels on Tile Fix Direct in single units with discounts applying for quantities of 200+ and 1000+.

Cob Plugs

Orbry recommends that a minimum of 40mm of the cob plug is embedded into the wall to ensure secure fixing and that boards are a minimum of 10mm thick. Thus 60mm Orbry Spanker Fixing Dowels are suitable for 10-20mm boards, 90mm fixing dowels for 10mm-50mm boards, 110mm dowels for 30mm-70mm boards and 130mm spanker dowels are suitable for use on 50mm-90mm boards. Orbry Spanker Fixing Dowels can be used to fix Orbry Boards to solid walls via mechanical fixing or dot and dab fixing.

Insulation Fixings

Orbry 130mm Spanker Dowels are ideal as insulation fixings when using 50mm Orbry boards as insulation (or for using as insulation fixings with other brands of insulation boards). When using 50mm Orbry boards to dry line a building, or to provide insulation to specific rooms in a building, 130mm Orbry Spanker Dowels are recommended for use as insulation fixings to secure the boards.

How To Use Orbry Spanker Fixing Dowels

Orbry Spanker Fixing Dowels - Mechanical Fixing

  1. Place the board against the wall and drill through it using a 10mm drill bit to a depth equal to the length of the Orbry Spanker Fixing Dowel that you are using. Insert the fixing dowel and tap in the securing pin until the board is securely in place.
  2. Drill additional holes every 300mm and loosely fit with cob plugs. Fit adjacent boards using the same method and check that they are level.
  3. Hammer in all fixing pins until the Orbry Spanker Fixing Dowels are all securely fixed. It is important not to over-hammer the dowels or they may crush the boards.

Orbry Spanker Fixing Dowels - Dot & Dab Fixing

Suitable for fixing to uneven walls.

  1. Using a 10mm masonry drill, drill the Orbry Board at approximately 600mm centres for 20mm/50mm board, or 300mm centres for 10mm/12.5mm boards.
  2. Apply dabs of suitable cement-based adhesive to the back of the board where the drill holes are located. The adhesive thickness should not exceed 30mm and the dabs should be a minimum diameter of 120mm.
  3. Place the board against the wall and push firmly before adjusting with a level to ensure it is true and level.
  4. Allow the adhesive to dry, then drill through the existing hoes to the depth of the Orbry Spanker Fixing Dowel, insert the dowel and fixing pin and hammer in.
  5. When fixing to dry areas, apply Orbry Self Adhesive Scrim Tape to all horizontal and vertical joints using a thin layer of cement based tile adhesive and a float trowel.

Orbry Spanker Fixing Dowels Categories

Enquiries Only 0333 320 04 24 Week days 8am - 5pm
Items 0 Total £0.00 £0.00 inc. VAT Basket
Back To Top