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How To Use Resin Fixings - Technical Page

We often get asked what fixings we would suggest for our products.

When it comes to attaching our products to your properties stone or block work we suggest on using chemical resin fixings.

Chemical resin fixings, also known as chemical anchors, are a type of fastener used to attach an object securely to a base material such as concrete, masonry, or stone. They work by using a two-part adhesive system consisting of a resin and a hardener that are mixed together just before application.

The chemical resin fixing process involves drilling a hole into the base material and then cleaning the hole thoroughly to remove any debris. Next, a specialised cartridge containing the resin and hardener is inserted into a dispensing tool, which is then used to inject the adhesive mixture into the hole. As the resin and hardener mix, a chemical reaction occurs, causing the mixture to harden and bond tightly to the surrounding material.

Once the adhesive has fully cured, the object to be fixed is attached to the base material using a bolt or threaded rod that is inserted into the hardened resin. The hardened resin provides a strong, durable, and long-lasting bond that is resistant to both mechanical stress and environmental factors.

Chemical resin fixings are commonly used in construction applications where traditional mechanical fixings are not suitable due to the nature of the base material or the load requirements of the object being fixed. They are ideal for fixing heavy-duty items such as steel beams, handrails, etc. and offer a secure and reliable fastening solution.

The high performance, hybrid mortar injection Resin is Styrene-free and cures quickly and is suitable for most substrate types.

The process of using resin exerts the minimum amount of force on the mounting masonry which greatly minimises splitting the masonry which is always a risk with traditional mechanical fixings such as expanding bolts.

The resin is available from most major DIY outlets. For example Screwfix.

The video below is produced by Rawl & Screwfix and clearly illustrates how to use resin fixings.