The GRIPIT range is available across Australia and New Zealand from stockists including electrical wholesalers, tools specialists, fixing specialists, Bunnings and Mitre 10 stores.
For your local stockist refer to your preferred retailers web site or contact Hartman Group at email@example.com or 1300 362 393 (AUS) or 0800 687 910 (NZ) where we hope to assist you.
To become a stockist or distributor of GRIPIT or Marxmate, please contact Hartman Group at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 362 393 (AUS) or 0800 687 910 (NZ) where we hope to assist you.
The incredible loading capabilities of Gripit are derived from a unique combination of mechanical innovation and physical engineering. Each component is designed to work in harmony to create the most effective plasterboard anchoring device on the market today. The Gripit system is not based upon anchorage to a single contact point like most other fixing products which tear loose under stress. Gripit uses a unique three-way system of multiple contact points in combination to disperse load and lock onto plasterboard and drywall. Each Gripit component is precision moulded and tested to ensure they always deliver ultimate performance.
Installing Gripit is quick and simple. There are 3 easy steps. All you need is a drill (with the correct size drill bit), a hammer and a screwdriver. Simply drill your hole once you have decided on the location of your fixings, tap the Gripit into the hole with your hammer, then open the wings with your flat head screwdriver using the central slot. Your Gripit is now secure and safe for you to hang your chosen item onto the wall using the screws/bolts provided.
With the majority of installations you won’t be able to see the Gripit once it is fitted. For example, if you are hanging a cabinet, TV or mirror, the bracket or piece of furniture will hide the fixing itself, so this need not be a problem. In addition to the unique wings, Gripit actually gains a lot of its strength from the large surface area that is in contact with the plasterboard. The Gripit becomes an integral part of the plasterboard. If you decide to remove Gripit at a later date, you will be left with a hole in the wall as you would with any other type of plasterboard fixing. We would advise you fill the hole as you would with any fixing.
No. As long as you have the correct drill bit size all you really need is a hammer, drill and screwdriver.
Yes, Gripit will fit into tiled walls that are bonded to plasterboard walls. You will require a diamond hole cutter to suit the fixing diameter and a tile saw to cut four slots in the tile to allow the anti-rotation fins to pass through the tile and into the plasterboard. Please do not cut a slot in the plasterboard since the wings will do that as you tap the fixing into the plasterboard. Please contact us should you require additional advice for this application.
Gripits are not suitable for Cantilever, extendable, "pull out" or full motion TV Brackets. This type of installation causes immense stress on the plasterboard and tends to result in the plasterboard failing. Gripits have only been tested for suitability of cantilever installation of depth up to 150mm (where the max weight load decreases dramatically) from the wall on other installations. However, extendable TV brackets are still not recommended to be used. Please see our Data sheet for more information on weight loading or contact us for any installation queries
Yes. Each Gripit colour has its own minimum safe spacing distance.
Please see our Data Sheet for full technical data.
We recommend that you use a flat drill bit or a hole saw. Please ensure that you are using the correct drill size for the fixing you have selected. (The use of a twist drill bit is not recommended due to the tearing effect this produces at the back of the plasterboard where the Gripit wings need to open).
If you are unfortunate enough to come across plasterboard adhesive or insulation when installing Gripits into plasterboard, you will need to ensure the material is removed sufficiently enough so that the wings of the Gripit can open out freely behind the plasterboard.
We suggest you do this by taking a small blade or knife and scraping away the material enough so you can run your finger around the inside of the hole drilled without feeling anything that may obstruct the wings opening.
You can use any length of screw/bolt to hang heavy items on plasterboard, provided that the screw/bolt does not touch anything behind the plasterboard once inserted into the Gripit, Any screws/bolts used must be of the same diameter as those originally provides with the fixings as listed below;
Gripit Yellow requires a 4mm screw, Gripit Red requires a 5mm screw (self-tapping in the centre of the fixing). The larger Gripit Brown requires an M6 bolt and Gripit Blue requires a M8 bolt (the hole in these fixings has been threaded). Screws/bolts are supplied as standard with any Gripit purchase.
Our newest Gripits are designed to use both flat head and Phillips screwdrivers. Although Gripits aren't designed for specific screwdriver sizes we recommend the following:
Yellow - PZ1
Red - PZ2
Brown - PZ3
Blue - PZ4
We don’t advise using the securing screw of Gripit Yellow, Red, or bolt of Brown or Blue as a hanging point .These fixings need the resistance of a hook/washer/bracket against the screw or bolt head to pull the wings towards the rear of the plasterboard and provide a secure grip.
The maximum safe load per fixing does not increase with the amount of fixings you use. This is because the plasterboard itself
has a maximum load capacity (please check with your supplier) before deteriorating/failing, no matter the number of fixings used.