I've been trying to fit 2x2" battens to a wall which I think is made of
breezeblock (or similar). I've been using "frame fittings" which
required me to drill an 8mm hole through the batten and then into the
wall, then to insert a 120mm long plastic plug through the batten and
into the holes, and finally to tap in and tighten a long thick screw.
When I do this I end up with the screw & plug just rotating in the
wall. The plastic plug doesn't have all that much in the way of fins
sticking out from it, and I think there's a possibility that they are
ending up in the cavity between the two courses of blocks/bricks in the
Is there some other kind of fixing I should try using, or is it worth
trying to glue the plastic plus into the wall first, eg with silicon
sealant (or something)?
Jeremy C B Nicoll - my opinions are my own.