How to attach kitchen units to the wall?

I need to attach wall units to a wall in my kitchen. I keep drilling the holes for the plugs but they won't stay in and when I try to attach the unit they're coming out and bringing bits of the wall with them. There never has been and doesn’t seem to be any issues with damp and i think it is a brick wall as its backs onto my neighbour.
How far should I be drilling into the wall? Are there any alternative options for me?
Thanks in advance.

Asked by Patrick on 25th Mar 2020
Expert Trade Answers
"Hello Patrick, this is a common problem. please make sure that your masonry drill bit is the correct size for your plugs. You can go up to 80mm with screws. it is important to make sure that your fixing is into the brickwork and not just in the plaster. Good luck."
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"Alternative option is to mount a metal strip (rail) to the wall which the units can be mounted to."
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Are you using the right size plugs for the size of hole you’re drilling?

Option 1: Drill deeper, use bigger screws; you can use 100mm screws and appropriate size plugs.
Option 2: You may have hit a mortar joint that is weak: Move wall cabinets up or down 30mm and re drill.
Option 3: You may find it’s a plasterboard wall: Use plasterboard fixings.
Option 4: Your wall is rubbish and crumbling... use resin anchors as a last resort."
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"You need to put timber battens in the wall to the same thickness as the distance from the brick to the plasterboard to create a firm fixing for your units."
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
"3 inches you should be drilling into the wall then knocking a brown plug into the Masonsry a good two inches then attach fixing to wall with a 3 inch 10 screws and don’t over tighten.

Thanks Jonathan"
Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
"You need to make sure you are drilling the right size hole for the right size raw plug."
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"I would suggest some heavier duty plugs. If that fails then i have often had to fill the hole with a resin then place plugs in and wait for the resin to set before attaching the brackets. Hope that helps."
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
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