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Installation

Please choose from the menu to view a quick photo summary of the installation process for our shelving products. All kits supplied include full step-by-step Userview approved Instructions.

All single shelf kits include full step-by-step Userview® approved instructions and a fixing pack (including screws and wallplugs suitable for solid and plasterboard walls).

Also included:

  • FREE additional Assembly Pack per customer containing 8mm professional masonry drill bit and a sanding pad for quick smoothing shelf edges between coats.
  • FREE mainland UK postage/packing for all orders over £45 (excl VAT).


What you will need:

 

Filmstrip summary of installation steps (all kits supplied include full step-by-step Userview approved Instructions.). Click the images to enlarge.

All bookcase kits include integrated wire bookend/support system — you decide precise distance between shelves (up to max 40-45cm) — full step-by-step Userview® approved instructions and a fixing pack (including screws and wallplugs suitable for solid and plasterboard walls).


Also included:

  • FREE additional Assembly Pack per customer containing 8mm professional masonry drill bit, side-end wire cutters, nail punch and a sanding pad for quick smoothing shelf edges between coats.
  • FREE mainland UK postage/packing for orders over £45 (excl VAT).

 

What you will need:

  • Tape measure
  • Spirit level
  • Electric power drill
  • Crosshead screwdriver
  • Rubber/wooden mallet (alternatively hammer plus scrap wood)
  • Masking tape
  • Decorator’s caulk/ flexible filler
  • Paint supplies (see FAQ: “What’s the best way to paint the shelves?”).


Filmstrip summary of installation steps (all kits supplied include full step-by-step Userview approved Instructions). Click the images to enlarge. 

The installation process for Single Corner Shelf is similar to Single shelves (see filmstrip summary – Single Shelf installation), with an additional concealed side support installed on the adjoining corner wall (similar to alcove product — please see alcove installation video.)

The single corner shelf is best fitted with the adjoining corner wall at 90° right angle and vertical. The shelfbar® design allows for the fact that most corners are not as perfect as this and in most instances, the shelves can be installed “as-is”. Alternatively, for difficult irregular angles or sloping corner walls, the shelves can be scribed (up to approx 5mm at the corner end and more towards the shelf rear) to fit more closely the corner wall profiles.

All single corner shelf kits include, full step-by-step Userview® approved instructions and a fixing pack (including screws and wallplugs suitable for solid and plasterboard walls).

Also included:

  • FREE additional Assembly Pack per customer containing 8mm professional masonry drill bit, side-end wire cutters, nail punch and a sanding pad for quick smoothing shelf edges between coats.
  • FREE mainland UK postage/packing for orders over £45 (excl VAT).

 

What you will need:

  • Tape measure
  • Spirit level
  • Electric power drill
  • Crosshead screwdriver
  • 10mm or adjustable spanner
  • Rubber/wooden mallet (alternatively hammer plus scrap wood)
  • Masking tape
  • Decorator’s caulk / flexible filler
  • Paint supplies (see FAQ: “what’s the best way to paint the shelves?”).

The installation process for Corner Bookcase shelves is similar to Bookcase shelves (see filmstrip summary – installation bookcase shelves), with an additional concealed side support installed on the adjoining corner wall.

The corner bookcase shelves are best fitted with the adjoining corner wall at 90° right angle and vertical. The shelfbar® design allows for the fact that most corners are not as perfect as this and in most instances, the shelves can be installed “as-is”. Alternatively, for difficult irregular angles or sloping corner walls, the shelves can be scribed (up to approx 5mm at the corner end and more towards the shelf rear) to fit more closely the corner wall profiles.

All corner bookcase kits include integrated wire bookend/support system — you decide the precise distance between shelves (up to max 45cm) — full step-by-step Userview® approved instructions and a fixing pack (including screws and wallplugs suitable for solid and plasterboard walls).

Also included:

  • FREE additional Assembly Pack per customer containing 8mm professional masonry drill bit, side-end wire cutters, nail punch and a sanding pad for quick smoothing shelf edges between coats.
  • FREE mainland UK postage/packing for orders over £45 (excl VAT).

 

What you will need:

  • Tape measure
  • Spirit level
  • Electric power drill
  • Crosshead screwdriver
  • 10mm or adjustable spanner
  • Rubber/wooden mallet (alternatively hammer plus scrap wood)
  • Masking tape
  • Decorator’s caulk / flexible filler
  • Paint supplies (see FAQ: “what’s the best way to paint the shelves?”).

All cut-to-size Alcove shelf kits include full step-by-step Userview® approved instructions and a fixing pack (including screws and wallplugs suitable for solid and plasterboard walls).

Also included:

  • FREE additional Assembly Pack per customer containing 8mm professional masonry drill bit and a sanding pad for quick smoothing shelf edges between coats.
  • FREE mainland UK postage/packing for all orders over £45 (excl VAT)


What you will need:

  • Tape measure
  • Spirit level
  • Electric power drill
  • Crosshead screwdriver
  • 10mm or adjustable spanner
  • Strong blade (eg set-square, metal ruler or similar tool)
  • Rubber/wooden mallet (alternatively hammer plus scrap wood)
  • Masking tape
  • Decorator’s flexible filler
  • Paint supplies (see FAQ What’s the best way to paint the shelves?)

 

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Our unique design and fixing system

The Shelfbar® system works through a combination of a unique design and fixing system applied to the best quality engineered materials and manufacturing. All painting is after installation to achieve the best fully fitted finish. Not just for trade professionals, these high performance floating shelves can be successfully installed using everyday DIY skills

How strong are Shelfbar shelves?

We could answer this question in several ways, but we think “can they take my books?” is the load measure most people want to know.

All Shelfbar® designs have been tested on a range of solid wall and plasterboard surfaces and they can easily support as many books as can reasonably be fitted on them. With no bend, no wobble and no sag.

We have put some of our products through some additional extreme testing - Please take a look at the photos of these at How Strong?
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