If your TV is being mounted on a wall made from plasterboard, you need to be sure of the fixings being used. We don’t recommend using standard fixings to attach your TV bracket to the wall. The weight of the TV and the bracket might be too much. It’s not worth the risk of having a broken TV.
Specialist fixings are available that are better at holding heavy items on plasterboard. Calculate the combined weight of the TV and bracket. You should allow for additional load too, especially if the TV is being mounted where people (including children!) might pull on it. The pull load of the board shouldn’t be an issue.
If you’d rather not take any chances mounting your TV on a drywall, the safest option is to reinforce the wall. Our handyman can do this by cutting a section of plasterboard large enough to attach a piece of timber (noggin) that bridges across two studs (vertical timbers). This provides a solid base that can be screwed into.
Our handyman will fit a new piece of plasterboard over the hole created and finish the job with plaster ready for decorating. This process takes a little longer but also allows cables to be hidden for a much tidier finish to the job.