I am trying to fit a venetian blind into a window recess. The problem I have is drilling holes into the top of the recess. The drill goes in about 1/2 inch then stops. It appears to hit a stell lintel.
Some solutions on here suggest fitting a wooden batten and fitting the blind to that. However, I'd rather not use that solution because teh blind has been made to size.
Can I drill the lintel and screw the blind to that?
What size hole and screw should I use (small hole with self-tapping screws or a big hole with a rawplug)?
if it's plaster or a plasterboard recess then u could use plasterboard fixings(spiral shaped metal fixings) mark ur hole positions then screw them in. ur only problem would be the length of the srews that come with the fixings, u may have to substitute these for a smaller length. i wouldnt try drilling into the steel lintel, just incase.. cheers
I am encountering a similar problem to this while trying (and failing) to hang venetian blinds in a bay window (new build, with dropped ceiling aligned with top of PVC window frame) - when drilling up into the plasterboard ceiling of the bay window, I am encountering PVC immediately above the plasterboard, with NO gap in between. This is about 3cm back from the edge of the window frame. I have no idea how to tell how far away from the window frame this struture extends before there is a cavity.
I have a bought a full assortment of plasterboard anchors, wall plugs, etc, but everything needs hollow space above the board. Is there any kind of fitting that I can use directly into the PVC?
I also need some advice here.I am planning on doing a little redecorating of one of the bedrooms at my house. It's a very small room that has 2 small 60cm windows on the one wall with a 90cm gap between them of wall space. Both windows are recessed into the wall by about 15cms. I am really struggling to decide how to dress them.
Currently they are covered by 2 wooden Venetian blinds which are hung on the outside of the recess. However, I don't think they are giving the relaxed and luxurious look I wish to create. I thought about curtains but I don't think they would look right, 1 pair that draw across both windows would be simple and neat but would obscure a lot of wall space and basically take up 1 whole side of the room. 2 pairs would IMO appear daft as they will hardly draw.
Can anyone advise about what would be a good way to dress these windows?