How-to fit a Toilet Roll Holder

How-to fit a Toilet Roll Holder

Equipment Needed:

  • Toilet Roll Holder
  • Four Screws
  • Four Wall Anchors
  • Spirit Level
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Step 1: Decide where you want the holder to go. The ideal placement for it should be around 20-25 cm in front or beside the toilet and around 66cm off the floor. This should make it so the toilet roll holder will be in an easy arm's reach.


Step 2: Most toilet paper holders come with a template to help you figure out where to attach the brackets to the wall. These are either included on a separate bit of cardboard or can be part of the packaging. Holding the template flat against the wall, draw around the area where the brackets will be. Make sure to use a spirit level to check that the template is level.


Step 3: Using a felt tip marker, mark out the drill holes on the area you are going to drill into. One way of making sure the drill holes are going to be in the correct place is by using the bracket to trace around. If you hold the bracket in the area you already outlined in pencil you can position the drill holes perfectly apart.


Step 4: If you have decided to not use wall anchors you need to drill holes that are slightly smaller than the screws that come included with the holder. If you are using wall anchors then drill holes that are the same size as the biggest point of the wall anchor. The holes also need to be as deep as the anchors are long. Once all the holes are drilled insert the anchors in each hole firmly. If they don't get fully in use a hammer to tap them in until they do. If your drilling into tile you may find our How To guide on that subject useful. Click here to view that page. 


Step 5: Using a Phillips head screwdriver screw the four screws into the bracket you have positioned on the wall, in the area you marked out earlier. Turn the screws in the hole until they are snug and hold the bracket firmly against the wall. You will be screwing into the wall anchors you inserted earlier, or just into the wall if you didn't use them.


Step 6: You should now be able to attach the roller holders on to the brackets. At the base of each holder, there should be an up-arrow to show which side goes up. After you have slid both holders on make sure to press them down gently to make sure they are in place. This will allow you to screw in one final hole in the bottom of the holders. This will clamp the roller holder to the bottom of the bracket, this should hopefully stop it from falling off. Not all holders have a screw on the bottom though so this will vary with models.


Step 7: Finally slide the toilet paper roll holder into the slot. To do this slide the roll into one side of the holder and then push gently so that the other side can be positioned into the other holder. Then release and it should click into place.

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