Attaching curtain poles to an RSJ

Postby RoyG » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:31 am

We had French doors installed in a wall with an RSJ lintel above. The wall has been plasterboarded and skimmed and painted and now we're thinking of hanging curtains on 30mm poles. I'm wondering how best to attach the poles. It seems unlikely that the plasterboard alone could take the weight. How hard is it to drill through into the RSJ and what sort of screw should I use?
Would I be better off fixing a batten the full width of the doors?
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Postby welsh brickie » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:36 am

you can use redidrive metal anchors that screw into the plasterboard,I have used them to hang radiators to the wall in the past.Google :screwfix direct for more information on the fixings
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