Choose a position for your towel rail. Measure the distance between the fixings on the base of the towel rail and transfer these measurements onto the wall. Measure an equal distance down from the bottom of a tile and mark the measurements to make sure they're even and level.
Remove the tape and insert the wall plugs into your holes. If you need to, use a hammer to gently tap the plugs in.
Using your drill, screw the plates into the wall plugs so that they're flush with the tiles.
With your tape measure, check that the distance from the plates to the edge of the tiles below them is the same. If not, then you'll need to make adjustments. This will ensure your towel rail will look straight once it's installed.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.