Shelf brackets buying guide

Whether you’re storing a heavy load, a light load, or need brackets for specific shelves, such as glass, corner or floating shelves – we have an extensive selection of brackets and fixings at B&Q. In this guide, we’ll talk you through the different brackets we offer to accompany your shelf boards. From contemporary to vintage, we’ve got a finish to suit every style.

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  • Regular load brackets (10kg to 40kg max. load)
  • Heavy load brackets (100kg to 400kg max. load)
  • Specific use brackets

Make sure you read our step-by-step guide on how to put up shelves. It's packed with heaps of useful information about bracket spacing and on how to get a strong fixing.


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Light load metal brackets

These standard steel brackets are available in a range of sizes with a variation of maximum loads, from 10kg to 30kg. Brackets are reversible, so they can be used in 2 different positions. They are suitable for indoor use and have been painted with a white Epoxy finish for long-lasting colour and resistance to rust.

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Regular load metal brackets

Available in black, white and aluminium effect. Choose from brackets that measure 200mm in height and can be used on shelves from 150mm to 300mm, or brackets that measure 300mm in height and can be used on shelves from 250mm to 450mm. Brackets are reversible, so they can be used in 2 different positions, and have a maximum load of 40kg. They are suitable for indoor use and have an Epoxy finish for long-lasting colour and resistance to rust.

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Wooden brackets

Available in black, white and natural pine wood finish. Choose from brackets that can be used on shelves from 150mm to 300mm, or ones that can be used on shelves from 250mm to 450mm. Brackets are reversible, so they can be used in 2 different positions and have a maximum load of 40kg. They are suitable for indoor use and can be cleaned with a soft cloth.

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Clever brackets

These clever brackets are compatible with shelves from 200mm to 420mm and can hold up to 40kg. They are available in green, red, black, white, grey, copper effect and aluminium effect, and can be mounted to the wall in 3 different positions. Resistant to rust and can be easily cleaned with a soft cloth, these shelf brackets are ideal for indoor use.

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Decorative metal brackets

Available in black, white, bronze effect and aluminium effect. Choose from brackets that measure 200mm in height and can be used on shelves from 150mm to 300mm, or 300mm brackets that can be used on shelves from 250mm to 450mm. Brackets are reversible, so they can be used in 2 different positions and have a maximum load of 40kg. They are suitable for indoor use and have an Epoxy finish for long-lasting colour and resistance to rust.

Don't forget fittings...

Wall plugs and screws are sold separately as they need to be suitable for the type of wall you have.


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Ultim metal brackets - max load 100kg

These shelf brackets are available in white or grey and come in 2 different sizes, both with a maximum load of 100kg. Brackets are reversible, so they can be used in 2 different positions. They are suitable for indoor use and have an Epoxy finish for long-lasting colour and resistance to rust.

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Xtreme metal brackets - max load 300kg

Our Xtreme aluminium brackets are ideal for holding extremely heavy weights. They are reversible, so can be used in 2 different positions and come in 2 different sizes – they can be used on up to 675mm shelves and have a maximum load of 300kg.

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Foldable metal brackets

Perfect for storage in small spaces, these brackets can be folded when not in use to free up space. These white shelf brackets come in 3 different sizes, and can hold up to 400kg. Resistant to rust and can be easily cleaned with a soft cloth, these shelf brackets are ideal for heavy duty indoor use.

Top tip

Bear in mind that the maximum load shown may be lower depending on the wall condition. Remember that loads should be distributed evenly to avoid any problems.


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Floating shelf brackets

These brackets are the perfect solution for creating stylish floating shelves. Our Kasper and Rigga floating shelf brackets can be used with 18mm shelf boards, and our Cusko floating shelf brackets can be used on 38mm shelf boards. All have a maximum load of 20kg. Rigga and Cusko brackets are available in aluminium effect, whilst the Kasper brackets have a galvanised steel finish.

Our floating shelf connectors can be used on either 18mm or 38mm thin floating shelves. Use them to create endless shelving configurations with our shelf boards, from a spot to a full wall solution. Available in a painted aluminium effect, resistant to rust and can hold up to 20kg.

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Microwave brackets

Save space on your kitchen worktop thanks to these clever microwave brackets. They are adjustable, come in a white painted finish and have a maximum load of 40kg. Giving you more space for other appliances and accessories that you wish to place on your worktop.

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Glass shelf brackets

Our Rest shelf brackets are available in nickel effect or a white painted finish and are compatible with glass shelves up to 19mm thick. With a maximum load of 20kg, these brackets are ideal for everyday use indoor shelves.

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Corner fittings

These aluminium effect corner fittings are compatible with our RIGGA corner shelves and have a maximum load of 20kg. Corner shelves are a fantastic way of making the most of limited space.

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Attic brackets

Most attics are full of clutter, but with our Ceton attic bracket you can organise your mess and make it a little easier to find what you’re looking for. These adjustable brackets have been specifically designed to be used on sloped walls. They come in a white painted finish and have a maximum load of 40kg.

Don't forget

You don't necessarily have to use brackets just for shelves... here's an example below of a creative way to decorate your home using our Timber Black Pine Brackets. Another idea is to affix two brackets to the wall and place a framed photograph or painting on top.

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