What Is a GripIt®?
We are a UK based plasterboard fixing company, manufactured in Britain and are The World’s Ultimate Plasterboard Fixings on the market. When GripIt® was launched on the market in 2012 it provided an instantly popular and winning solution to an enduring problem. Large stores, tradespeople and DIYers welcomed this simple method of wall hanging on plasterboard because of its ease of use, high performance and convenience – and because it instantly trumped all other similar products on the market.
But the story behind this seemingly simple product – and the future ahead of it –demonstrates great innovation, problem-solving and strength, in both the product and the people behind it.
Number reviews: 36
Overal rating: 4
Review for GripIt by SJL Heating Ltd6th May 2022
These plaster fixings are awesome! As long as you stick to the weight there designed to take you won’t get no better.
Bare in mind the fixing is only as good as the wall your fixing to do if you have mould or weakness in the plasterboard then these will be no good for you.
Presuming your plasterboard is in good condition or new then these will do the job!
Review for GripIt by Keynston Services9th February 2022
The original Gripits were awesome fixings and I keep a selection for putting up items on a plasterboard wall (or occasionally a ceiling) where there's no noggin or brickwork to take the load. I believe the company changed ownership and the newer fixings look slightly less well made but they perform well enough.
Review for GripIt by Ldb Plumbing5th February 2022
Used this recently one some rads that where near impossible to get a decent fixing so was recommended these by someone. Easy to install and solid fixing
Review for GripIt by M H Construction24th October 2021
I must admit that the concept is good, but the product is poorly made. The wings don't always open which means unreliability and the bolts are way to wide and do not fit through anything and too long. I have moved over to using Bullfix Plasterboard fixings which are absolutely reliable and take. Standard no 10 or 5.00mm diameter screws. Most other builders local to me are using Bullfix Plasterboard fixings and the universal works in dot and dab too !
Bullfix Plasterboard Fixings are available directly from their website and Amazon!
Review for GripIt by Around To3rd March 2021
A very innovative range of plaster board fixings, they work really well for the places you can use them.
However they do an all plastic range of fixings which I found really very useless. They break easily and when screwing into them with the supplied screws they fell apart in the wall.
Some good some bad. But the round fixings are really brilliant.
Review for GripIt by AstonPHG12th February 2021
Great idea and very reliable. Had no issues when I've used them. Ive hung single and double radiators (customers), TVs (personal) and I havent had a call back yet, or a TV on the floor. Slightly over priced.
Review for GripIt by B. Burnside property maintenance7th February 2021
The Grippit plasterboard fixings are 2nd to none. They are fantastic, not had 1 failed yet. To think these were developed by a 12 yr old and his grandfather in their shed when they were fed up with the then available range of fixings
Review for GripIt by PeterJ6th February 2021
The gripit chalk marker is easily on my top 10.
A real invention that works excellently, the green and the black tipped are very good but I do tend to go towards the black because it marks deeper holes better but still does shallow holes fine. So there's no point in carrying both!
I also massively trust the plaster board fixings they sell.
Review for GripIt by Briggs Electrical8th December 2020
I buy the marxman marker for nearly all jobs when marking holes for fixings. Great value for money and have got through a lot of them as they get used constantly.
Review for GripIt by JBA plumbing and heating24th October 2020
Used a few times on big radiators and they have done the job. The pig tails are nothing to write hone about as they’re plastic and if it’s double boarded they won’t go In
Review for GripIt by Royal Flush Plumbing & Home Solutions3rd October 2020
I didn't think these would work really, untill I tired them. Was surprised at the weight they could hold. Just a little bit pricey really compared to hollow wall anchors
Review for GripIt by Roy Millar Plumbing and Heating28th September 2020
These really surprised me with how they work and how much weight they can hold. Good product. A little dear tho but worth it to know the thing that you’ve hung on the wall isn’t going to fall off if the correct anchor is used
Review for GripIt by T D Security28th September 2020
Although they seem like an expensive purchase they are worth the money when it comes to hanging heavier items on plasterboard walls. We mainly use them for large screens for Cctv and the screen feels sturdy enough even when pulling the monitor about and adjusting the angle.
Review for GripIt by K & R Contractors Ltd27th September 2020
The dog’s bollucks for plasterboard fixings!
These are very easy to use and the weight they can withstand is phenomenal!
Not the cheapest but you’ll get your money’s worth in strength.
Review for GripIt by Hodgson Electrical25th September 2020
These are great for fixing plasterboarded walls and i have tested all the different sizes and all he been very strong holding. They are a little expensive and I reserve using them day to day but when i have something substantial to fix to a plasterboarded wall i go to these every time
Review for GripIt by Jay Plumbing & Heating7th June 2020
Gripits are fantastic on the hole. occasionally as with all plasterboard fixings a snag occurs but thats the natute of the beast. have hung many rads with these
Review for GripIt by MFS Electrical28th February 2020
Their effective in what they do but being mostly plastic they don't instill a great confidence I much prefer a decent spring toggle or an interset for fixings on gyproc. Plus I think they are quite expensive for what they are. And as well as being aimed more at the DIY market can't see these taking off with many tradesmen.
Review for GripIt by Charlie Parsons Plumbing19th November 2019
These fittings are amazing. Can hang large radiators on just a couple of these and the wall will come down before they give. Highly recommend
Review for GripIt by Matthews Heating Ltd21st September 2019
I have used these and some times find that they work well and sometimes not so well. I'm not 100% that i trust them and fill that they should do a kit where you get everything you need.
Review for GripIt by Chalmers Gas & Heating LTD16th September 2019
Don’t rate the grip it fixings unfortunately. Way to expensive for me, they could be better made also, I feel the screws for setting the fixing or turning the wings are way to small and can easily bend/chip if not careful. Love the companies ethos tho and how the boy started it and on to dragons den ect. Just not for me unfortunately wall anchors and a setting gun never failed me yet
Review for GripIt by P and r heating15th September 2019
Really like using grip it fixings, I know when I use them, I can rely on them holding the item up on the wall , the company as a whole is generous charity’s as well
Review for GripIt by L T Franklin property services7th September 2019
when I first came across these I thought I pick up a mixed sized pack and keep them on hand just in case. The first time I had to use some they really got us out of a pickle. Easy to use, drill the correct sized hole, tap in and turn the wings. If they can hold the weights they claim in plasterboard that's an amazing fixing
Review for GripIt by He@Heating ltd30th July 2019
So far I’ve been very happy with GripIt fixings, they are more expensive than other types on the market. At the time of writing this review I’ve had no complaints of any falling radiators that are hung on plasterboard walls, several have been up for over five years and there not small rads either. You will need a decent set of hole saws/flat blade wood bits as each size of GripIt fixing requires a set size hole to be drilled.
Due to size of holes required there is no room for errors.
Review for GripIt by Volter Electrical Services18th June 2019
I use the fixings occasionally and find them very good I also use the marxman marking tool which is an amazing idea the only issue is costs these can be on the expensive side
Review for GripIt by Hurley Group Limited5th June 2019
They are a little on the expensive side however they do the job. Plus I know whatever is that’s been hung isn’t coming off. Easy enough to use.
Review for GripIt by PipeDream Plumbing11th February 2019
Fantastic fittings for plasterboard walls, I'd recommend having a little practice on some old board if you can because if you get it wrong you're left with a big hole go fill! Expensive but worse the money.
Review for GripIt by CCTV INSTALLATIONS7th December 2018
Tried these in comparison to other plasterboard fixing and must say don’t see a great deal of difference compared to pricing they are well advertised and available tho
Review for GripIt by Terry Burgin Plumbing and Heating Engineer5th October 2018
These are my go to fixings for plasterboard walls. Absolutely fantastic.
Expensive but worth it.
Weak if the wings get caught when turning them but other than that great.
Review for GripIt by Wayne Burgess19th April 2018
Now been using these since they first appeared in my Merchants James Hargreves.
Have used them mainly for fixing Radiators to plaster board walls and sometimes dot and dabbed walls where the boards have been bedded off a long way.
Never had a failure and no go backs to fixings that have come loose etc.
Absolute must to have in the fixings box
Review for GripIt by Waterworks Plumbing Solutions12th February 2018
Used these a couple of times, I think they are a good idea and work well, although somewhat fiddly to get right, if you don't get it right the first time you are left with a big hole to fill. For these reason I'd probably not use them again, they seem a bit expensive too. For the money would probably stick to anchor bolts with the gun for heavier items and pig tails for clips and lighter things.
Review for GripIt by Looks Lovely Limited13th December 2017
Used these a couple of times for fixing large items to plasterboard walls. They’re quite large if you need to fix something close to the edge of the item but great if they can easily be hidden behind the brackets. Limited places to purchase them ,only ever found them in Wickes.
Review for GripIt by D.A Gas, Heating & Plumbing8th December 2017
I think these are brilliant, I use them for rads on plasterboard. Never had a problem or a callback to a loose rad or bracket. Bit pricey but they do the job that some fixings don’t.
Review for GripIt by JR Williams Plumbing Services1st December 2017
I was incredibly sceptical about these, so when I got a job replacing 15 rads, all on stud walls I thought I'd give them a try and my god they are strong! Best dry wall fixings
Review for GripIt by BH Property Services1st December 2017
Great fixings, all different sizes for different weights of items. Easy to fit and install. Great company too, I won free tickets to grand designs, along with samples and the most important thing free lollipops!
Review for GripIt by CLIFF Electrical1st December 2017
Great product some of the best plasterboard fixings on the markets take a little time to install but can hold extremely heavy loads depending on what fixings you purchase
Review for GripIt by HPE Services26th October 2017
Picked up a small sample pack of these from plumbs. Thought I'd give them a go. Found them very easy to use, provided you have the correct size drill bit. The fixings are well made, easy to use and are very secure, been hanging some weighty items off them without any issues.
Number video reviews: 2
Hi, good morning folks. It's Gary here from Get Home Improvements, local handyman and property maintenance expert here in Aberdeen. Thanks for the quick plug there. What I'm actually here to review is the GripIt Fixings system. The world's ultimate plasterboard fixing set. I'll show you a demonstration in just one second.
So, it shows you here in the GripIt system that it's an easy, just drill, tap and turn. And the multi pack holds up to 71 kilos up to 113 kilos here on the end. Of course, they come from various sizes and various holes. Now, of course you're used to seeing all the different kinds of plasterboard fixings, from the typical raw plug, the Hollow Anchor, which is one of my favourites for TVs, and of course the screw. Every bit has its good points, every bit has its down points. For example, the screw, I've just done a really quick demonstration here of, if you can't find the timber or you've completely missed it, you'll see the back of it. And it probably won't hold much, unfortunately. This is the Hollow Anchor, which is absolutely fantastic. I love it for hanging TVs and all that, and that's your raw plug, which obviously ... This one was actually for hanging a radiator, towel radiator.
So, again, with all these ones, they've got their good points and the bad points. For example, the screws can be taken out and replaced again. The Hollow Anchor is more of a single use system, but if you want to take them out the wall, you have to wreck the wall behind it. The raw plugs are simple; they go in, they can grip, they sometimes don't grip. It really depends on the system you're actually using, but again, you can reuse these again.
Now, with the GripIt system, it seems to me that you can actually reuse them. What I've done here is I've set up a quick demonstration. You've got a 15mm hole, an 18mm hole, a 20mm hole and a 25mm hole, corresponding to the different sizes. I'll open up the packet in a second and I'll put them in and just see actually how easy they are to use.
Put that in, round the other size. Excuse my bad recording. There you go, it pushes through, quick turn. You can see that's through. You can see that's through this side. Turn the screwdriver, that's them locked into place. And then all you do is obviously use your, whatever fixing you have, put it on and that should be it.
Again, I'm doing this one handed guys, so sorry about this. So, there we go. Holds up to 71 kilos. Trying to put a bit of force in with the hammer, and no, it's not moving. Right, so that's well in place. So, that's the up to 71 kilos again, which it says it's ideal for curtain poles and blinds. The 74 kilo is the red one, which has got ideal for shelves, shower units and mirrors. Up to 93 kilos, which is ideal for radiators, bathroom lights, bathroom units and lighting, sorry. And the last one, which is ideal for televisions, kitchen units and large shelves. That's the blue one at the back there.
Now, as you can see from the back, they are all engaged there, absolutely no problem. If you undo, try to undo the screw, it won't undo. And if you do actually, for some reason, undo it, it won't come all the way out because it still grips there, and that's me trying to pull it out that side. So, even when the levers aren't engaged properly, it still actually holds it well in place.
This is the other one. The advantage of having these things over, is a case of once you're finished with them, again just come out and you can reuse them again. Just patch up the hole. Obviously they do make a bigger hole than the raw plugs or Hollow Anchors, but the advantage over these ones rather than Hollow Anchors is they are reusable. They're not the cheapest on the block, but again, can you put a price on customer satisfaction? If you can say that this is going to hold something up to 113 kilos and you can hang from it, fantastic.
Would I use them? You know what, I'll give it a shot. As I said, I absolutely love these, but getting them out the wall is an absolute pain afterwards. So, if you want to move a TV from one wall to the other, again, you have to cut out a larger hole or wreck it even more. These ones are pretty good. As I said, it's quite self-explanatory, they're really easy to use. Yeah, hope you enjoyed it, folks.
So, again, that's my review of the GripIt Fixings system, the world's ultimate plasterboard fixing stuff from Get Home Improvements here in Aberdeen. Thanks. Bye-bye.
Hello. I'm giving you a review of GripIt's Plasterboard Fixings. Supposed to be super duper and very, very powerful plasterboard fixings. First comment I'd like to make is the packaging. As you'll be able to see, I open the packaging and everything fell out. So I've had to put these into some sort of order myself as they all come in loose pieces. Now, the idea of these is very, very good. And I was really keen to try them. Basically, just a very strong, ideal item for fixing things in plasterboard. As you can see, I put up the plasterboard to try these. This is a 20 mm hole, push the GripIt into the plasterboard. And then with whatever screwdriver, large Phillips, fix your screw into the plasterboard.
This is a 20 mm hole, so should hold in the region, I think it says 74 kg. So that's a very good strong hold. Now my issue with these items is if you want to take these out, first of all, as you turn back that unlocks the GripIt then you remove the screw and you're basically quite fighting to pull the item out. It obviously you don't want to damage the wall any further than you have to. And they're quite difficult to get back out of the wall. I have already broken one of these in testing, and I think to myself, It's probably far easier to use the old style fixings. My apologies GripIt.
I just think there's a little bit of work to be done on these. If you get it right first time, every time. Perfect. But as you can see, they don't seem to shut up quite as perfectly as they open. This makes it difficult for the end user to get them back out. I think the idea is great. I just think it needs a bit more work. All in all I would say I would use them, but maybe for only something that's going to be not on show. You don't have to be dead accurate with it because if you miss, it's not coming out and you're never getting another one in. Hope that helps you guys, girls, ladies, and gents, and you are enjoyed an honest review. Thank you.