Housing instructions

Putting up paintings and shelves

Putting up paintings and shelves is an important part of decorating your home. However, there are differences between wall and ceiling materials and each material requires the right kind of method and equipment. Before you start hammering in nails or drilling holes, always make sure that there are no electrical installations or water pipes behind that section of the wall!

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Bathrooms and wet rooms

You are not allowed to make holes in damp-proofed surfaces, such as the areas around bathtubs and showers. If you mount grab bars on tiled surfaces, for example, you need to fill the holes with silicone before attaching the screws. Grab bars and other similar installations must be left in place when moving out.

Walls and doors

For mounting lightweight objects on concrete walls, you can use picture hanger hooks, for example. The hooks must be mounted on the wall using nails or wall plugs. On walls built from wall panels, heavy objects can only be mounted where the wall studs are. You need to use special mounting equipment for drywall. Contact the maintenance company for more information.

Interior doors are usually made from thin honeycomb structures that do not stand up to hammering nails of any size. You are allowed to install a safety lock or peephole on your exterior door. However, you need to leave them in place when you move out.

The most common mounting devices

Steel nail
Uses: small pictures, mirrors, decorative objects
Object weight must not exceed 2 kg

Picture hanger hook
Uses: pictures, mirrors, decorative objects
Object weight must not exceed 5 kg (single nail picture hook)
or 10 kg (two-nail picture hook)

Drywall anchors
Uses: pictures, mirrors, clothing hooks, shelves
Object weight must not exceed 20 kg

18.6.2021 (Modified 22.6.2021)

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