Masonry fixings are anchors used to fasten or attach an item to masonry. They can be used with various kinds of masonry including brick and blocks, as well as concrete.
Using masonry plugs on different building materials is explored in further detail below:
Brick and Masonry
Masonry anchors designed for use with brick and similar materials are some of the most widely used types available. These fasteners are designed to attach items to bricks or mortar joints in walls, providing a secure anchoring solution. As brick contains hollow areas, masonry anchors for brick are specially designed to provide a secure hold in both the solid and hollow parts of the brick wall.
Although concrete is not a form of masonry, similar fixings are typically used with concrete, brick, stone, and masonry. As concrete is a tough material to drill into, specialist concrete fixings and screws are recommended to achieve a good result with relative ease. Concrete fixings can be used for light and medium-duty applications - some heavy-duty concrete anchor types are available but are less common – and for a variety of purposes ranging from connecting structural elements to attaching wall hangings.