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There not that expensive around £21 for 24 for the 100mm version
I need way less than 24, and probably my local shop won't sell them. I just found somebody on this forum (funny thing, in a thread involving you @ShaunCorbs :)) simulating a poorman's version of the corefix by using standard wall plugs inside the brick, and then a suitable length of copper pipe to make up the difference as to not crush the plasterboard. I think a nut recessed into the plasterboard could work to a similar effect. Any feedback on this option?
 
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I would suggest rigifix over corefix. Corefix aren't bad but I think rigifix far superior. Toolstation carry them.
 

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I need way less than 24, and probably my local shop won't sell them. I just found somebody on this forum (funny thing, in a thread involving you @ShaunCorbs :)) simulating a poorman's version of the corefix by using standard wall plugs inside the brick, and then a suitable length of copper pipe to make up the difference as to not crush the plasterboard. I think a nut recessed into the plasterboard could work to a similar effect. Any feedback on this option?

Works out cheaper than buying a 12 pack etc

Yep only alteration is I would use steel conduit and two washers bracket side as it won’t compress but as your distance isn’t that much and the extra labour upto you either is acceptable
 

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Am I missing something?

You have the battens where you need them, lucky!, so you don’t need corefix or any of the equivalents.
Please reread post 10.
 
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Am I missing something?

You have the battens where you need them, lucky!, so you don’t need corefix or any of the equivalents.
Please reread post 10.
To hit the battens I would need to place the radiator in an aesthetically sub-optimal position with respect to the window above it (i.e., not centered).
 

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I am lucky enough to have studs in correspondence of my brackets.

Ok fine, just working with what you told us in the first post
 

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This is being really over-thought. Mark up an aesthetically optimal position and use 7mm holes and short lengths of copper tube as mentioned above, nothing's going to crack, the copper tube against the brick and rad brackets will do the job of holding it in place. I've got a rad about that size in my bedroom held up by 4 pigs tails, been there 15 years.
 

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I thought by the OPs question that the rad was standing on stud and bricks! ... seen worse in some houses 😄
Go with above and I'll go back to my breakfast
 
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This is being really over-thought. Mark up an aesthetically optimal position and use 7mm holes and short lengths of copper tube as mentioned above, nothing's going to crack, the copper tube against the brick and rad brackets will do the job of holding it in place. I've got a rad about that size in my bedroom held up by 4 pigs tails, been there 15 years.
Thanks. Yes, I overthink, especially when doing something new. Better safe than sorry :)
 

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