Do I need Installstrips and how many?

Categories: Installation, Ordering

StoreWALL can be installed with and without Installstrips. Installstrips are galvanised metal brackets that are screwed to your wall and sit behind your StoreWALL panels. These brackets are used to hold your StoreWALL wall panels (so you don’t have to screw through them). They also provide much of the system’s strength.

StoreWALL Brick Wall Installation

Each Standard Duty Installstrip allows for 12 screws or nails to secure it to your wall. Each Heady Duty Installstrip allows for 16 screws or nails to secure it to your wall. The ability for your StoreWALL panel to carry our specified weight is based on the fact that:

  • our Installstrips are metal and several mm in thickness
  • they are secured with minimum of 12/16 screws or nails.

The chart below provides greater details regarding the weight specifications of our wall panels.

slatwall performance

What types are available?

We sell two types of Installstrips, a Standard Duty Installstrip and a Heavy Duty Installstrip. If you are using Installstrips you will need to purchase the appropriate one based on the panels you have chosen.

How many do I need?

  • You will require 1 x Installstrip for each 1219mm panel you order. This applies to both Standard Duty and Heavy Duty. Our 1219mm cartons will usually contain 4 panels. You will therefore need 4. 1219mm panels are also sold as individual panels.
  • You will require 2 x Installstrips for each 2438mm panel you order. Our 2438mm cartons will usually contain 4 panels. You will therefore need 8.

Where are the Installstrips placed?

The answer to this question depends on your wall.

Each Standard Duty Installstrip is 90cm long and can be broken into 3 sections each 30cm in length. This is in line with the height of a Standard Duty panel which is 304mm (30.4cm).

Each Heavy Duty Installstrip is 114cm long and can be broken into 3 sections each 38cm in length. This is in line with the height of a Heavy Duty panel which is 381mm (38cm).

You should aim to have 3 points of connection along a 1219mm panel and 6 points of connection along each 2438mm panel. These points of connection will include 1 at the start, one at the end, and one or more in the middle. See images on this page as examples.

StoreWALL Installstrip Installation

When installing on a studded wall you might need to adjust the number of installstrips to suite the actual number of studs on your wall. Sometimes this means you might only find 5 studs along the length and therefore only have 5 points of connection.

You can add additional installstrips if you want/need to by using these screw-in anchors. They are not as strong as an actual stud but can assist where required.

screw in plastic anchors

How many screws/nails will I need?

If you are installing on a plastered or gyprock wall, you will need screws to secure the Installstrip to the studs behind your wall. Each Standard Duty Installstrips requires 12 screws. Our Heady Duty Installstrips require 16 screws. We recommend that you use all of the available screw holes.

If you are installing on a brick or concrete wall, we prefer to use Nail Anchor fasteners instead of screws. See the picture below. The quantity needed is the same as the screw example above.

brick wall anchor nails

What if I don’t want to use Installstrips?

All of our panels can be installed directly with screws through the panel. You will drill through the groove section of the panel and into the stud of your wall or into your brick wall. We offer colour screw options to assist with blending the colour of the screw and the colour of your wall panels.