At Ace Fixings, we stock a great range of drywall screws and tools to help with all your professional needs.Read more
At Ace Fixings, we stock a great range of drywall screws and tools to help with all your professional needs. Our range includes a variety of sizes/lengths and colours that cater for all plasterboard requirements.
Shopping for drywall screws but not quite sure what you need? Thanks to the expert advice available here at Ace Fixings, we’ll help you find screws for any job. To help you find the right drywall screws, here’s everything you need to know before heading to checkout:
Drywall screws are used for installing drywall onto wood or metal framing. They have a deeper thread than regular screw threads to ensure they lodge strongly within the drywall and reduce the risk of dislodging.
Drywall screws are manufactured from case-hardened steel and are mainly coated in zinc or phosphate. These materials are corrosion resistant and are easier to draw in as the shanks are slippery. Drywall screws are available in various colours but mainly come in black due to the phosphate finish on the steel.
The main difference between drywall screws and regular screws is down to the thread. Drywall screws are manufactured with a deeper thread compared to regular screws to prevent them from dislodging from the drywall.
Drywall screws are typically made of steel, providing a hardened, brittle nail that holds the risk of snapping if screwed into hardwood. Wood screws differ as they are manufactured using a combination of materials, including steel and softer metal. These materials make wood screws better for woodworking projects as they are thicker and more snap-resistant.
Drywall screw heads typically come in a bulge or flat head, compared to wood screw heads that come in various head styles. If you are working with wood, we recommend looking at our full range of wood screws.
There are two common types of drywall screws; W-type and S-type.
W-type drywall screws are longer and thinner in design, making them a better solution for drilling into wood over metal. An S-type drywall screw is designed with a fine thread and sharp point, making penetration into the drywall much easier. S-type drywall screws are great for attaching onto metal.
The thickness of drywall panels you are working with will determine the type of drywall screw you should use. W-type screws are preferred for projects where the wood has a depth of 0.63 inches, while s-type screws are preferred for a depth of 0.38 inches.
Ace Fixings stocks an unbeatable range of drywall screws, including waferhead and collated screws.
Please remember, if you aren’t sure which drywall screw you should be buying, you can get in touch with our team here, and they’ll point you in the right direction.
We stock drywall screws in a wide range of sizes, including:
The right type of coating/colour on the screw can help make the job look clean and precise. That’s why we stock drywall screws in the following colours and coatings:
Some of these drywall screws come in a phosphate coating. If you’re worried about rust being an issue, especially when working on exposed materials, opting for phosphate drywall screws may be a good idea.
When it comes to any project, we advise our customers to work with the best tools and equipment to see the job is completed safely and correctly.
To make sure you are protecting yourself, we also stock a great range of PPE wear, including Hi-Vis vests, safety hats and gloves. We recommend all customers use PPE for any project or DIY job they carry out, especially when using power tools.
Ace Fixings is a trusted supplier of quality tools, accessories, and fixings, with over 40 years of trade and experience. We pride ourselves in providing customers with all the required necessities for DIY projects including a wide range of power tools, nail screws & fixings, accessories and site equipment.
We not only offer quality products but work with top brands including Ceresit, Soudal, Bondloc, Irwin, Mascott, Dickies and Stanley, all to ensure you have optimum choice.
We have a dedicated customer service team at hand to assist on specifying, pricing and despatching everything you need, wherever you need it. We also offer a special service and repair service for all leading brands of power tools, including Bosch, Pansonic, Paslode, and Makita.
We can assure our customers we won’t be beaten on price and offer free delivery on qualifying orders!
And as always, if you need help finding the right fixings or tools for the job, chat with us now for expert advice.Read less