Cable tie fixings, mounts and bases are efficient, affordable accessories used to organise cables inside a building and on external walls. There are so many different cable tie accessories available, choosing the right ones can be a little tricky. Our guide will explain what cable tie mounts and bases there are, where they can be applied and how to use them.
What are cable tie mounts and bases?
Cable tie mounts and bases are attached to a flat surface and used in combination with a cable tie to support bundles of wires. The cable tie threads through the slot and is secured around the cables.
Some mounts are self-adhesive, while others need screws to be attached to the surface. There are also masonry mount screws which remove the need for adhesive or traditional screws.
Self adhesive cable tie bases are ideal for supporting cables temporarily, without the need for drilling holes or using screws.
These bases are most often used to hold lightweight bundles of cables, for example to hang decorative lighting or seasonal displays. They are so easy to use; you just stick them to the wall or other surface and thread through a cable tie before adding cables.
These cable tie bases are perfect for use in the home, in offices, or anywhere indoors.
If you’re looking to permanently support lots of heavier cables using cable ties, screw mounted saddle bases are the best option. This is because they’re attached to the surface with screws in the centre of the base, creating a strong, secure fixing.
They can be used indoors, to support trailing cables along ceilings, walls or under floors. You can also use them outdoors to secure cables for exterior lighting or CCTV systems, for fastening garden hose reels to the wall, or any other pipes.
Our screw mounted saddle bases come in two colours, black and white, and two sizes - 13mm or 16mm width, and 18mm or 22mm length. They can be used with cable ties up to 9.5mm wide.
Cable tie masonry mount screws are a fantastic and durable solution for fixing cables to walls quickly and without fuss. You don’t need any mounts or screws to secure these.
To use them, simply drill a hole wherever you want to mount cables using a masonry drill bit. Then knock a mount into the wall and slide a cable tie through the square head of the screw.
Our cable tie masonry mount screws come in black and are sold in packs of 100.
Eyelet cable tie fittings are small but tough bases which can be used for securing heavier cable bundles in more restricted spaces - for example, under desks or behind cabinets.
Available in black and white, they are made of UL approved nylon and feature an eyelet at the side of the base. It’s straightforward to fasten on to a wall. Just drill a hole where you want to fix the cables, add a screw in the eyelet and thread through a cable tie.
How to attach a cable tie to a wall
Identify where you want to fix the cable tie and make sure the surface is clear of any objects
If using a self adhesive cable tie base, peel the protective layer off the base and stick it firmly onto the surface. If using a screw mount saddle base or eyelet cable tie fitting, mark where you want to fix the cable tie, drill a hole either 4 or 5mm for the saddle bases then 3.5mm for the eyelet ones, then add a wall plug. Secure the fitting using a screw.
If using masonry mount screws, drill a 8mm hole and gently hammer in the plastic screw.
Finally, thread the cable tie through the fixing.
This YouTube video below shows how to attach cable ties using adhesive bases.
How do you nail cable to a wall?
You can nail cable to a wall using cable tie mounts or bases as above, or you can use cable clips.
A cable clip secures a single cable to a fixed point using an in-built nail. P clips are a single piece band which require a nail or screw to be added.
This video from Ultimate Handyman shows how to attach cables to exterior walls using cable clips.
How do you join cable ties?
To join cable ties, you can use a double loop cable tie. Simply thread a second cable tie through the spare loop to connect them.
Alternatively see our guide on how to extend cable ties for more information.
What cable ties shall I use with the mounts and bases?
You can use cable ties up to 9mm wide with our mounts and bases. Take a look at our range of standard nylon cable ties.
Get in touch
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