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Above the bathroom window

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by treacletown08, 31 Mar 2016.

  1. treacletown08

    treacletown08

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    Good evening,

    I have just tried installing a roller blind in my in laws bathroom. I have tried drilling the screws to hold the mounting brackets vertically upwards in the window recess. However I cannot drill more than 1cm into whatever is above the window frame. Has anyone got any ideas what it is ?

    The house is a 3 bed semi from the early 60s.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Gazman16

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    Most likely a reinforced concrete lintel, Could be a steel one though.
     
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    As Gazman says it's most likely a reinforced concrete lintel. What kind of drill were you using? From my experience a bog standard drill even with hammer action is tough going if trying to drill into a lintel.

    An SDS style drill will make the going easier
     
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