Hi I’m Craig Phillips, welcome to my trade tips. Today I’m going to show you how to fit a floating shelf to an internal plasterboard wall. This particular shelf comes in two pieces, it very cleverly has a bracket that ticks away inside and what you need to do is get this fitted perfectly level to the wall. Once you have decided on the position and the height you want the shelf to be in, you need to mark the centre of the bracket in the predrilled hole. Before you started drilling any holes in the wall you need to know exactly what’s behind the plasterboard. That’s why you are going to need a detector, this allows me to glide accross the wall and it will tell you if there are any wires, pipes or studwork behind the plasterboard. [beep] The area that I want to drill has no pipes or wires which is great, but if I move it further over….[ device beep] … it automoatically finds a wire or pipes behind there and tells you to avoid drilling in that area. Once I have drilled my first hole I can put the plug into it. When fixing to plasterboard make sure you are using the correct fixings. Then I can offer the bracket up for the first screw to bite. Once you have got your first screw fixed in position you can put your spirit level on and check that it is perfectly level before you mark it up and drill it for the next screws. Now you have got your bracket firmly fixed to the wall you can slide your shelf in to position. And finally you have got two small pre-drilled holes on the underside of the shelf. You put two small grommit screws in there, screw them in and that will stop the shelf sliding off. And that is your floating shelf complete. If you are planning any DIY tasks in the near future you may need a little bit of advice on tools or some top DIY tips. Visit silverlinetools.com and fire your questions away to me and I’m sure with over 20 years experience in building and DIY, I’ll be able to help you with the answers that you need to complete your own DIY tasks.