Drilling above a dormer window
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olihayden
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Drilling above a dormer window

by olihayden » Fri Jun 30, 2023 6:25 pm

I have put up several curtain poles above windows in my life. I even bought a heavy duty drill for those seemingly impenetrable concrete lintels.
However, after fitting 3 today in our new house with no problems, I began the fourth in my daughter's room which has a large dormer window. I began to drill above the middle of the window in the normal way, but the drill went straight through a thin veneer of plaster into what looks like plastic, only a few mils thick. Behind is a void.
Is there such a thing as a hollow plastic lintel? It seems to be the right place for the lintel in my amateur experience...
And if so, how should I be fixing the curtain pole brackets?

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Re: Drilling above a dormer window

by stoneyboy » Sat Jul 01, 2023 9:49 pm

Hi olihayden,
It may be that there is a perforated steel lintel above the window and you’ve hit insulation and then a hole. Try drilling another hole.
Regards S

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