blind fitting problem

3 Dec 2006
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United Kingdom
Hi everyone,

I am trying to fit new roller blinds and I'm having problems. My windows are double glazed ones and I'm trying to fit the blind into the recess. When I try to attach the brackets to the top of the recess, I can only drill a very short distance in, I assume there is a metal(?) lintel in the way.

I can only assume that my house isn't that different from other houses, it was only built in the 80s so this must be a problem that many people face I hope.

Does anyone know what I need to do to overcome this?

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use a steel drill bit then


fix a timber batten with a good adhesive like sticks like sh*t (honest thats what its called) then fix to that

other adhesives are available
Thanks for the advice.

The trouble I had with using a steel drill bit was that I needed to attach the brackets right in the corner by the wall and there wasn't room for a normal drill so I ended up using a small craft-type drill that didn't have the power to get through the metal. What we have done now is to fix a wooden batten using screws (since we can use a life-size drill because it doesn't have to be near the corner) and then we'll fix the brackets to this. Hopefully it'll work.
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The roller blind brackets will also mount sideways and work just the same.

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