Installation Instructions for Slotted Wall Stripping

Slotted Wall Stripping Shelving System.

Use the following guidelines to maximise the strength of the Slotted Wall Stripping Shelving System.

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Installation Instructions

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  • Secure Fixing to the Walls
    The vertical Wall Stripping should be screw-fixed to rigid solid walls or wall studs.
    The Wall Stripping should not be fixed to the plaster sheeting of plaster walls using Wallmates or similar devices - fix to the timber or steel studs that support the plaster sheets.
    The Wall Stripping has 5mm fixing holes every 200mm. The Wall Stripping should be screw fixed through every hole to maximise the weight carrying capacity of the shelving.
       
  • Ensure that the Wall Stripping is installed to a level horizontal line
    Use a laser level, large spirit level or water-filled tubing to make sure the Wall Stripping is installed level.
    Many floors are undulating or sloping. Installing the Wall Stripping off floor level may result in an unleveled installation with sloping or undulating shelves. 
       
  • Horizontal Spacings
    900mm is the maximum recommended horizontal spacing of the Wall Stripping for most applications.
    The actual horizontal spacings are often dependent on the spacing of the studs in plaster walls. Timber studs in older buildings are typically 450mm apart. Steel framing in more modern building is often 600mm apart. Use a Studfinder to locate the position of the studs.
    The horizontal spacing of the Wall Stripping installed on concrete or brick walls is often determined by aesthetics with the Stripping installed with equal spacing to fill the wall length exactly. 
    Heavy applications may require the Wall Stripping to be installed every 600mm or 450mm.
       
  • Fixings
    For most applications screws 40mm or longer are used.
    8 gauge, self tapping, zinc plated, Phillips slot (or Pozidrive), dome head screws are typically used for steel framing or hard timber studs. More agressive wood screws are recommended for softer timber studs like pine.
    Plastic plugs and compatible screws are recommended for most brick or concrete walls.
    Special fixings may be required for soft sandstone or brick walls - ask you hardware store or specialist fastenings supplier for advice

Weight Loadings

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  • Maximum weight loadings for the Slotted Wall Stripping are not available.
  • The weakest point of any installation will be the screw fixings used to fix the Stripping to the wall. The maximum weight loadings will depend on the type of fixings used and the nature of the wall to which the Wall Stripping is fixed.
  • The weight carrying capacity will decrease as the depth of the shelving increases. Shelves greater than 500mm deep are generally not suitable for use with the Wall Stripping Shelving System.

Shelves

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  • Slotted Wall Stripping is suitable for use with a variety of shelf types.
  • Chipboard, Vertiboard, Melamine, Lamiwood, Decorwood, Solid timber and glass are commonly specified.
  • Glass shelves are supported on Plastic Shelf Rests and Grommets that clip over the Shelf Bracket. The friction between the glass and the plastic grommet is ususally sufficient to prevent the glass from sliding off the Shelf Brackets.
  • Timber or timber-based shelves can be screw-fixed through the Plastic Shelf Rest into the underside of the shelf. For many applications timber or timber-based shelves can sit on a Grommet in the Plastic Shelf Rest as with glass shelves.