Drilling into a wall in a Victorian terrace
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Drilling into a wall in a Victorian terrace

Post by MrSloth » Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:01 pm

Hello all. Keen to drill into a concrete wall in our ground floor kitchen to install a rack to hold my bicycle. It's the wall between our property and the house next door.

We live in a Victorian terrace house, in the South West of England.

We've already had an issue with lead paint on our stairs. My pregnant partner is worried drilling holes could unleash a torrent of asbestos (!)

Before I go about drilling us to our doom, can anyone advise as to where I can learn more about the risks here (if any), so I can make an informed decision?

Thank you!

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Re: Drilling into a wall in a Victorian terrace

Post by stoneyboy » Wed Jul 20, 2022 9:41 pm

Hi mrsloth,
It is very unlikely that you will release anything into your home environment by drilling holes for screws/bolts. It's very likely that the wall will be damp so dust will not be an issue.
If you have a vacuum cleaner which uses bags you could always suck the debris as you drill and then dispose of the bag.
Regards S

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