Concrete Screws vs Plugs and Screws

Plugs and screws have been a staple in many fixings kits for years now, but thanks to new technology, there are alternatives in concrete screws and multifix bolts that are more efficient, safe and easy than older fixings.

Concrete screws and multifix bolts were designed specifically to replace traditional masonry fixings and are most commonly used for the installation of window and door frames, however they can be used for fixing into concrete, block, stone AND wood.

Benefits of Concrete Screws/Multifix Bolts

One of the main benefits of these innovative fixings is that they boast a quicker installation process. This is due to the fact that no plug is required, instead you would simply drill your hole, blow out the dust and debris and fasten the screw in place.

Since they were designed specifically to replace more difficult older masonry fixings, these screws have features that make them far superior to plugs and screws.


  • Locking ribs on the head – prevent the head turning or rotating once installed
  • Serrations on the thread – help the screw tap its own thread into the materials
  • High low thread on point – increases the speed of insertion
  • T30 Torx drive recess – reduced risk of the bit slipping during installation

Further benefits of concrete screws include that they are fully adjustable, and in most cases fully reusable.

You would also be able to apply significantly higher strengths and higher loads on concrete screws than concrete plugs, which is perhaps one of the main features of these fixings.

Multifix bolts, as an alternative to concrete screws, have a hex head and can be installed with a spanner or socket. With large diameter sizes available in this type of fixing, they are suitable for heavy duty applications much like concrete screws are.

If you’re looking for new products to revolutionise your fixings toolkit, make sure to take a look at concrete screws.