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    LED/LCD Wall Mounting - Recommendations?

    Considering wall mounting my TV and concealing the cables behind the wall, but given I have plasterboard walls I am interested in exploring professional options for doing so. Anyone had this done in Edinburgh recently and able to provide recommendations and an indication as to costs?


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    I had some cowboy from Corstorphine attempt to do mine made a total mess of it so much so I booted him out half way through.

    Ended up getting a company called system home to come and do it probably not the cheapest but he done a brilliant job.

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    Used the mounting service from John Lewis, think it worked out around 250 but fantastic job, really really good and professional.
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    What is behind the plasterboard? If it has been dot dabbed onto a brick wall you can get long screws and fix with those and raw plugs into the brick. If is stud partition wall, tap along the wall and find the wood, use a thin sharp something to poke through to double check then screw into the wood which should be strong enough. You could try plasterboard corkscrew fixings but depends on weight of the TV I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beensaidbefore View Post
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    What is behind the plasterboard? If it has been dot dabbed onto a brick wall you can get long screws and fix with those and raw plugs into the brick. If is stud partition wall, tap along the wall and find the wood, use a thin sharp something to poke through to double check then screw into the wood which should be strong enough. You could try plasterboard corkscrew fixings but depends on weight of the TV I suppose.
    Absolutely no idea what is behind the plasterboard! The TV weighs 23.4kg without its stand so want to make sure it is well attached!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wembley67 View Post
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    Used the mounting service from John Lewis, think it worked out around 250 but fantastic job, really really good and professional.
    Thanks - was that inclusive of the bracket and did they conceal cables behind the wall for that price?

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    Absolutely no idea what is behind the plasterboard! The TV weighs 23.4kg without its stand so want to make sure it is well attached!
    Are you attaching it to an external wall, or an internal wall?

    If it is external, most likely there will be brick not too far behind the plasterboard. You could make a small hole with a x screwdriver shove it until you touch the brick.you will be able to gauge depth and the length of screw required.

    If its internal get help!

    Might be worth having a look on you tube to see if you fancy having a go yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesie View Post
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    Thanks - was that inclusive of the bracket and did they conceal cables behind the wall for that price?
    Yeah that was inclusive and all cables were tidied and hidden behind the wall. I'll try and find the guys details that did it as he was a contractor for John Lewis and left me his number somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wembley67 View Post
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    Yeah that was inclusive and all cables were tidied and hidden behind the wall. I'll try and find the guys details that did it as he was a contractor for John Lewis and left me his number somewhere.

    Did you have to redecorate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beensaidbefore View Post
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    Are you attaching it to an external wall, or an internal wall?

    If it is external, most likely there will be brick not too far behind the plasterboard. You could make a small hole with a x screwdriver shove it until you touch the brick.you will be able to gauge depth and the length of screw required.

    If its internal get help!

    Might be worth having a look on you tube to see if you fancy having a go yourself.
    It's internal on a new build so definitely want to get help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wembley67 View Post
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    Yeah that was inclusive and all cables were tidied and hidden behind the wall. I'll try and find the guys details that did it as he was a contractor for John Lewis and left me his number somewhere.
    That would be ideal, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibbyradge View Post
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    Did you have to redecorate?
    Keen to know this too - the wall is papered at present and would rather not have to repaper it - I can't see why that would be necessary though TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesie View Post
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    It's internal on a new build so definitely want to get help!
    Some of the new build internal walls I have seen would have trouble supporting a picture never mind a TV!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesie View Post
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    Keen to know this too - the wall is papered at present and would rather not have to repaper it - I can't see why that would be necessary though TBH.
    What's on the other side of the wall? If it's a built in wardrobe or a hidden area ie behind a fridge freezer then the cable access and any extra timber, if required, could be done from that side to minimise the impact on your wallpaper. I've done it that way a few times.

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    Did you have to redecorate?
    No redecoration, the hole is hidden behind the TV where the cables drop and they come out beside the socket at the floor. I would post a pic of it if I could work out how! PS not had a chance to find this number yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wembley67 View Post
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    No redecoration, the hole is hidden behind the TV where the cables drop and they come out beside the socket at the floor. I would post a pic of it if I could work out how! PS not had a chance to find this number yet.
    That's exactly how I envisage it working for me, I just don't have the skills myself to make it happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr White View Post
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    What's on the other side of the wall? If it's a built in wardrobe or a hidden area ie behind a fridge freezer then the cable access and any extra timber, if required, could be done from that side to minimise the impact on your wallpaper. I've done it that way a few times.
    Behind the wall is the flat next door so no idea what kind of divide there is unfortunately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesie View Post
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    Behind the wall is the flat next door so no idea what kind of divide there is unfortunately.
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    You might not have much of a gap behind the plasterboard then before the dividing blockwork. It'll still be possible but whether or not you'll be able to get it done without damaging the wallpaper will depend on exactly what is behind the plasterboard. Hopefully small upper and lower openings will allow the cables to be fed through easily but getting a reliable fixing for the bracket could be an issue. Good luck with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr White View Post
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    You might not have much of a gap behind the plasterboard then before the dividing blockwork. It'll still be possible but whether or not you'll be able to get it done without damaging the wallpaper will depend on exactly what is behind the plasterboard. Hopefully small upper and lower openings will allow the cables to be fed through easily but getting a reliable fixing for the bracket could be an issue. Good luck with it.
    That's my concern really and as I don't think the wallpaper I used can still be sourced I'm really keen to avoid redecoration if I can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesie View Post
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    That's exactly how I envisage it working for me, I just don't have the skills myself to make it happen!
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    Managed to upload a pic if it helps at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wembley67 View Post
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    Managed to upload a pic if it helps at all.
    That looks excellent and is exactly what I'm looking for. If you can ping on the guy's number when you find it that would be ideal, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesie View Post
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    That looks excellent and is exactly what I'm looking for. If you can ping on the guy's number when you find it that would be ideal, thanks!
    I can only find their facebook page, it's called accessories2you in Greenock, they cover the central belt and guy that fitted it was called Jamil. Really was excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wembley67 View Post
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    I can only find their facebook page, it's called accessories2you in Greenock, they cover the central belt and guy that fitted it was called Jamil. Really was excellent.
    Great thanks for this - I will get in touch with him!

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    Got this done recently. TV and Soundbar.



    Wife's friends cousin so not sure if mates rates applied or not?!

    100, which was 20 per hour plus 20 for the TV bracket.

    If anything it should give you an idea what you might expect to pay.

    PM me if interested and I can see if the guy is available.


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    This thread's pi5h.

    There's no chat about Trump and no-one is expressing love/hate for Sturgeon. Not even a reference to the Brexit implications for TV mounting. The whole thing's very nearly useful, informative and grounded in reality ffs.

    Have a word with yourselves.

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    I find using a magnet to locate screws/nails used in attaching plasterboard to studs, much better than use a stud locator, although stud locators sometimes have other functions (plumbing/wiring).

    But other than that, has anyone used a stand instead of a wall mount? have the TV in the corner and wallmount isn't an option.
    Something like https://www.amazon.co.uk/1home-Canti...dp/B00B77Y2GI/
    Its not going to look pretty but its that, or a large corner tv unit which will cost a small forune

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonty View Post
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    I find using a magnet to locate screws/nails used in attaching plasterboard to studs, much better than use a stud locator, although stud locators sometimes have other functions (plumbing/wiring).

    But other than that, has anyone used a stand instead of a wall mount? have the TV in the corner and wallmount isn't an option.
    Something like https://www.amazon.co.uk/1home-Canti...dp/B00B77Y2GI/
    Its not going to look pretty but its that, or a large corner tv unit which will cost a small forune
    My mate got a local blacksmith to make him a bracket that fitted into the corner of his room with a plate attached drilled to the measurements of the mounting holes.
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