Shelving system installation

Upright dimensions
Wall mounting uprights are sold in nominal multiples of 305mm, lengths can vary slightly due to cutting tolerances. Spacing between uprights can be between 600 and 1000mm depending on the loading intended.

Mark the top fixing hole of the left hand upright. From this mark use a spirit level to mark the top fixing hole of the next upright at the desired spacing.

Next, drill and plug the wall, and insert the top screws in each upright, leaving slightly slack. Line up the first upright in true vertical position, and insert the bottom screw. Follow the same procedure for all uprights, ensuring they are parallel. Tighten the screws before marking out the positions of any intermediate fixings that are required. Additional screws will be needed for heavy loadings. When using panel support uprights, use the panel to align the uprights and ensure squareness of the installation.

Use No.8 countersunk screws. The shelves should be fixed in position tight up to the uprights, or rebated around them to press against the wall.

For wooden shelves on type W brackets use two fixing screws (No.6 round-headed), one at the front and one at the rear. Use all four fixing holes where two shelves meet on a bracket. Glass shelves must be cut accurately to fit type G & SG brackets.

Fixing brackets

  • Brackets can be fitted directly into the support upright. Turned sideways, the head of the bracket should be inserted into the upright.
  • Tilting the front of the bracket up, then twisting back into the upright position, the rear of the bracket should now locate in the required slot.
  • Finally press down gently to lock into position. All brackets are secured firmly when shelves are fitted.


Solid Walls
Items needed:

  • Hammer drill and masonry drill bit for No.8 plugs, Spirit Level,
  • No.8 countersunk screws and plugs,
  • No.6 round head screws if fixing wooden shelves

Other Walls
If using on hollow walls, appropriate spacing to fix to studwork and / or appropriate anchor fixings will be required and load bearing limits will apply.
If in doubt, please seek additional advice.