Wall Guard

WGA100 Wall Guard

1.Cut the aluminium retainer to the desired length, allowing 50mm clearance for each end cap and an additional 25mm clearance so that the end caps can be fitted and removed when placed near an architrave or wall. For internal corners, where closely positioned endcaps would reduce the clearance between them too much, it is necessary to reduce the retainer length a further 25mm.

2. Using a 6.0mm drill bit, drill holes in the aluminium retainer using the v-notch in the centre at 50mm from each end and spaced evenly between the end holes at a pitch of 9 anchor points per 4.00m length (i.e. approximately 500mm apart). Using the same 6mm drill bit, drill an additional hole 10mm from each end also along the v-notch to accommodate the bolt for end-caps where required.

3. Using an alignment laser, position the retainer against the wall at the desired height, aligning the v-notch on the centre-line of the retainer with the laser level. When positioning horizontally, allow for the end caps which need to be 25mm away from any hindering wall (50mm for internal corner). With the retainer in the desired position, mark the locations of the mounting holes on the wall with a marker. Drill all marked holes to the correct depth on the wall with a drill bit suitable for the screws and wall plug fixings being used (not supplied).

4. Before fitting the end caps, measure the length of the retainer and add 7mm which will be used as the cut length for the PVC-u cover. Joints in the PVC-u cover should ideally not coincide with joints in the retainer. Joints of the retainer and the PVC-u cover should be staggered and should be at least 300mm apart.

5. To secure the end-caps, put the washer on the bolt, push the bolt through the back of the retainer and fit the flanged nut.

6. Loosely attach the retainer to the wall using one screw at either end. Check alignment of all remaining holes in the retainer with the holes in the wall while maintaining alignment of centre-line of the retainer with the laser level. Correct any misaligned hole positions before fitting the end-caps.

7. Cut the PVC-u cover as per point 4, taking care to ensure that the cuts are both square and clean. Loosely position the cover on the aluminium retainer to check the fit length, adjusting if necessary. Hook the top edge of the cover over the top edge of the retainer while butting the cover up against one of the reveals. Press the base of the cover downwards towards the base of the aluminium retainer until it snaps into place. Approximately 300mm from the second reveal, fold the end of the profile inwards towards the reveal/end-cap so that there is a compressive force on the PVC-u cover against both end-caps/reveals to keep everything flush when the final section is snapped into place. If the length required is over 4 metres, clip one cover on entirely and then butt join subsequent cover pieces ensuring the ends are cut square to allow for a tight join. To finish the run, follow the procedure above for fitting the final piece. The length of the PVC-u cover sections in any one run should be planned so that the final piece is not too short or close to the end cap both for aesthetics and ease of fitting. Wherever possible try and even out the lengths of the cover (i.e. for a 4.5 metre length consider using a 2m and a 2.5m length instead of a 4m & 0.5m length) whilst ensuring that joints are minimised and staggered (as per point 4).

Fitters Tips:

 The PVC-u cover may try and compress under the pressure of the saw blade during the cutting process. This can be reduced by cutting very slowly.

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  • WGS125F – Fixing Clip Option

    WGS125 Wall Guard (WGS125F & WGS125C options)

    1. Using an alignment laser, position the pre-drilled aluminium clips against the wall at the desired height, aligning the v-notch on the centre-line of the clips with the laser level. Allow 25mm clearance for each end cap and an additional 25mm clearance so that the end caps can be fitted and removed when placed near an architrave or wall. For internal corners, where closely positioned endcaps would reduce the clearance between them too much, it is necessary to reduce the retainer length a further 15mm.

    2. Where an end cap is to be fitted, use a 6.0mm drill bit to drill 2 holes in the fixing clip using the high and low v-notches of the clip at 10mm from each end. Arrange successive clips at a spacing of approximately 500mm ‘clip to clip’ and mark the locations of the fixing holes on the wall. When positioning successive clips, the joints of the bumper section must join over the middle of a clip. Both ends of any butted PVC-u cover joints must also be located on a clip. Drill all holes to the correct depth with a drill bit suitable for the screws and wall plug fixings being used (not supplied).

    3. Loosely fit all the clips using the top hole of each clip. Check alignment of the centre- line of all the clips with the laser level. If there is no need to correct the hole positions, insert remaining screws and fasten them down hard.

    4. Take a measure of the distance between the outside edges of 2 end clips, minus up to 5mm, as a measure of the bumper section. Make an allowance for any overlap on the clip with any other section of bumper. Cut the bumper to the adjusted length making sure that they are cut such that the butted joints of bumper will not align with any joins in the PVC-u cover. Joints of bumper and PVC-u cover should be staggered and not join on the same clip. Align the top edge of the bumper onto the top edge of the support leg on each of the clips and snap the bumper into place. 5. Before fitting the end caps, measure the distance between the outside edges of the 2 end fixing clips and add 5mm in total as the cut length for the PVC-u cover.

    6. Fit the end-caps onto the end retainer clips and secure them using the supplied screws, 2 per end cap.

    7. Cut the PVC-u cover as per point 5, taking care to ensure that the cuts are both square and clean. Loosely position the PVC-u cover on the aluminium retainer clips to check the fit length, adjusting if necessary. Hook the top edge of the PVC-u cover over the top edge of the retainer while butting the PVC-u cover up against one of the reveals. Press the base of the PVC-u cover downwards towards the base of the aluminium retainer until it snaps into place. Approximately 300mm from the second reveal fold the end of the PVC-u cover inwards towards the reveal/end-cap so that there is a compressive force on the PVC-u cover against both end-caps/reveals to keep everything flush when the final section is snapped into place. If the length required is over 4 metres, clip one PVC-u cover on entirely and then butt join subsequent PVC-u cover pieces ensuring the ends are cut square to allow for a tight join. To finish the run, follow the procedure above for fitting the final piece. The length of the PVC-u cover sections in any one run should be planned in order that the final piece is not too short and close to the end cap both for aesthetics and ease of fitting. Wherever possible try and even out the lengths of the PVC-u cover (i.e. for a 4.5 metre length consider using a 2m and a 2.5m length instead of a 4m & 0.5m length) whilst ensuring that joints are minimised and staggered (as per point 4).

    Fitters Tips:

     The PVC-u cover may try and compress under the pressure of the saw blade during the cutting process. This can be reduced by cutting very slowly.  When deciding the position of the fixing clips, the contours/deviations of the wall should be followed as closely as possible to ensure the tightest fit to the wall as possible.




  • WGS125C – Continuous Retainer Option

    WGS125 Wall Guard (WGS125F & WGS125C options)

    1. Cut the aluminium retainer to the desired length, allowing 25mm clearance for each end cap and an additional 25mm clearance so that the end caps can be fitted and removed when placed near an architrave or wall. For internal corners, where closely positioned endcaps would reduce the clearance between them too much, it is necessary to reduce the retainer length a further 15mm.

    2. Where an end cap is to be fitted, use a 6.0mm drill bit to drill 2 holes in the retainer using the high and low v-notches of the aluminium at 10mm from each end. Drill additional 6.0mm holes alternately on the high and low v-notches spaced evenly between the end holes at a pitch of 9 anchor points per 4.00m length (i.e. approximately 500mm apart with the holes staggered high and low).

    3. Using an alignment laser, position the retainer against the wall at the desired height, aligning the v-notch on the centre-line of the retainer with the laser level. When positioning horizontally, allow for any end caps which need to be 25mm away from any hindering wall (plus an additional 15mm where two endcaps meet for an internal corner). With the retainer in the desired position mark the locations of the mounting holes on the wall with a marker. Drill all marked holes to the correct depth on the wall with a drill bit suitable for the screws and wall plug fixings being used (not supplied).

    4. Loosely attach the retainer to the wall using one screw at either end of the retainer. Check alignment of all remaining holes in the retainer with the holes in the wall while maintaining alignment of centre-line of the retainer with the laser level. Correct any misaligned hole positions if needed. Use standard screws to fasten the retainer hard down.

    5. Take the length of the aluminium retainer, minus up to 5mm, as a measure of the bumper section which will need to be fitted. Cut the bumper making sure that the joins do not align with any joins in the retainer. That is, joints of bumper and retainer should be staggered and should be at least 300mm apart. Align the top edge of the bumper onto the top edge of the support leg on the retainer and snap the bumper into place on the retainer.

    6. The length of the retainer plus 5mm in total will be used as the cut length for the PVC-u cover. Joints in the PVC-u cover should ideally not coincide with joints in the bumper or the retainer. Joints of retainer, bumper and PVC-u cover should be staggered and should be at least 300mm apart.

    7. Secure the end-caps using the supplied screws, 2 per end cap.

    8. Cut the PVC-u cover as per point 5, taking care to ensure that the cuts are both square and clean. Loosely position the PVC-u cover on the aluminium retainer to check the fit length, adjusting if necessary. Hook the top edge of the PVC-u cover over the top edge of the retainer while butting the PVC-u cover up against one of the reveals. Press the base of the PVC-u cover downwards towards the base of the aluminium retainer until it snaps into place, when you get to approximately 300mm from the second reveal fold the end of the PVC-u cover inwards towards the reveal/end-cap so that there is a compressive force on the PVC-u cover against both end-caps/reveals to keep everything flush when the final section is snapped into place. If the length required is over 4 metres, clip one PVC-u cover on entirely and then butt join subsequent PVC-u cover pieces ensuring the ends are cut square to allow for a tight join. To finish the run, follow the procedure above for fitting the final piece. The length of the PVC-u cover sections in any one run should be planned in order that the final piece to be fitted is not too short and close to the end cap both for aesthetics and ease of fitting. Wherever possible try and even out the lengths of the PVC-u cover (i.e. for a 4.5 metre length consider using a 2m and a 2.5m length instead of a 4m & 0.5m length) whilst ensuring that joints are minimised and staggered (as per point 4).

    Fitters Tips:

     The PVC-u cover may try and compress under the pressure of the saw blade during the cutting process. This can be reduced by cutting very slowly.


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  • WGS200F – Fixing Clip Option

    WGS200 Wall Guard (WGS200F & WGS200C options)

    1. Using an alignment laser, position the pre-drilled aluminium clips against the wall at the desired height, aligning the v-notch on the centre-line of the clips with the laser level. Allow 25mm clearance for each end cap and an additional 25mm clearance so that the end caps can be fitted and removed when placed near an architrave or wall. For internal corners, where closely positioned endcaps would reduce the clearance between them too much, it is necessary to reduce the retainer length a further 15mm.

    2. Where an end cap is to be fitted, use a 6.0mm drill bit to drill 2 holes in the fixing clip using the high and low v-notches of the clip at 10mm from each end. Arrange successive clips at a spacing of approximately 500mm ‘clip to clip’ and mark the locations of the fixing holes on the wall. When positioning successive clips, the joints of the bumper section must join over the middle of a clip. Both ends of any butted PVC-u cover joints must also be located on a clip. Drill all holes to the correct depth with a drill bit suitable for the screws and wall plug fixings being used (not supplied).

    3. Loosely fit all the clips using the top hole of each clip. Check alignment of the centre-line of all the clips with the laser level. If there is no need to correct the hole positions, insert remaining screws and fasten them down hard.

    4. Take a measure of the distance between the outside edges of 2 end clips, minus up to 5mm, as a measure of the bumper section. Make an allowance for any overlap on the clip with any other section of bumper. Cut the bumper to the adjusted length making sure that they are cut such that the butted joints of bumper will not align with any joins in the PVC-u cover. Joints of bumper and PVC-u cover should be staggered and not join on the same clip. Align the top edge of the bumper onto the top edge of the support leg on each of the clips and snap the bumper into place.

    5. Before fitting the end caps, measure the distance between the outside edges of 2 end fixing clips and add 5mm in total as the cut length for the PVC-u cover.

    6. Fit the end-caps onto the end retainer clips and secure them using the supplied screws, 2 per end cap.

    7. Cut the PVC-u cover as per point 5, taking care to ensure that the cuts are both square and clean. Loosely position the PVC-u cover on the aluminium retainer clips to check the fit length, adjusting if necessary. Hook the top edge of the PVC-u cover over the top edge of the retainer while butting the PVC-u cover up against one of the reveals. Press the base of the PVC-u cover downwards towards the base of the aluminium retainer until it snaps into place. Approximately 300mm from the second reveal fold the end of the PVC-u cover inwards towards the reveal/end-cap so that there is a compressive force on the PVC-u cover against both end-caps/reveals to keep everything flush when the final section is snapped into place. If the length required is over 4 metres, clip one PVC-u cover on entirely and then butt join subsequent PVC-u cover pieces ensuring the ends are cut square to allow for a tight join. To finish the run, follow the procedure above for fitting the final piece. The length of the PVC-u cover sections in any one run should be planned in order that the final piece is not too short and close to the end cap both for aesthetics and ease of fitting. Wherever possible try and even out the lengths of the PVC-u cover (i.e. for a 4.5 metre length consider using a 2m and a 2.5m length instead of a 4m & 0.5m length) whilst ensuring that joints are minimised and staggered (as per point 4).

    Fitters Tips:

     The PVC-u cover may try and compress under the pressure of the saw blade during the cutting process. This can be reduced by cutting very slowly.  When deciding the position of the fixing clips, the contours/deviations of the wall should be followed as closely as possible to ensure the tightest fit to the wall as possible.


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  • WGS200C – Continuous Retainer Option

    WGS200 Wall Guard (WGS200F & WGS200C options)


    1. Cut the aluminium retainer to the desired length, allowing 25mm clearance for each end cap and an additional 25mm clearance so that the end caps can be fitted and removed when placed near an architrave or wall. For internal corners, where closely positioned endcaps would reduce the clearance between them too much, it is necessary to reduce the retainer length a further 15mm.

    2. Where an end cap is to be fitted, use a 6.0mm drill bit to drill 2 holes in the retainer using the high and low v-notches of the aluminium at 10mm from each end. Drill additional 6.0mm holes alternately on the high and low v-notches spaced evenly between the end holes at a pitch of 9 anchor points per 4.00m length (i.e. approximately 500mm apart with the holes staggered high and low).

    3. Using an alignment laser, position the retainer against the wall at the desired height, aligning the v-notch on the centre-line of the retainer with the laser level. When positioning horizontally, allow for any end caps which need to be 25mm away from any hindering wall (plus an additional 15mm where two endcaps meet at an internal corner). With the retainer in the desired position mark the locations of the mounting holes on the wall with a marker. Drill all marked holes to the correct depth on the wall with a drill bit suitable for the screws and wall plug fixings being used (not supplied).

    4. Loosely attach the retainer to the wall using one screw at either end of the retainer. Check alignment of all remaining holes in the retainer with the holes in the wall while maintaining alignment of centre-line of the retainer with the laser level. Correct any misaligned hole positions if needed. Use standard screws to fasten the retainer hard down.

    5. Take the length of the aluminium retainer, minus up to 5mm, as a measure of the bumper section which will need to be fitted. Cut the bumper making sure that the joins do not align with any joins in the retainer. That is, joints of bumper and retainer should be staggered and should be at least 300mm apart. Align the top edge of the bumper onto the top edge of the support leg on the retainer and snap the bumper into place on the retainer.

    6. The length of the retainer plus 5mm in total will be used as the cut length for the PVC-u cover. Joints in the PVC-u cover should ideally not coincide with joints in the bumper or the retainer. Joints of retainer, bumper and PVC-u cover should be staggered and should be at least 300mm apart.

    7. Secure the end-caps using the supplied screws, 2 per end cap.

    8. Cut the PVC-u cover as per point 5, taking care to ensure that the cuts are both square and clean. Loosely position the PVC-u cover on the aluminium retainer to check the fit length, adjusting if necessary. Hook the top edge of the PVC-u cover over the top edge of the retainer while butting the PVC-u cover up against one of the reveals. Press the base of the PVC-u cover downwards towards the base of the aluminium retainer until it snaps into place, when you get to approximately 300mm from the second reveal fold the end of the PVC-u cover inwards towards the reveal/end-cap so that there is a compressive force on the PVC-u cover against both end-caps/reveals to keep everything flush when the final section is snapped into place. If the length required is over 4 metres, clip one PVC-u cover on entirely and then butt join subsequent PVC-u cover pieces ensuring the ends are cut square to allow for a tight join. To finish the run, follow the procedure above for fitting the final piece. The length of the PVC-u cover sections in any one run should be planned in order that the final piece to be fitted is not too short and close to the end cap both for aesthetics and ease of fitting. Wherever possible try and even out the lengths of the PVC-u cover (i.e. for a 4.5 metre length consider using a 2m and a 2.5m length instead of a 4m & 0.5m length) whilst ensuring that joints are minimised and staggered (as per point 4).

    Fitters Tips:

     The PVC-u cover may try and compress under the pressure of the saw blade during the cutting process. This can be reduced by cutting very slowly.


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