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Fixing motorised awning to thermalite blockwork

Postby djhblindsandawnings » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:02 pm

Can anyone suggest the best method of fixing a motorised awning blind 100kilo in weight 4 metre in length . It is an end fixed awning with 4 fixing points in each bracket . Fixing into thermalite block.
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:52 pm

Because of the cantilever effect of the awning I don't think you will find anything will hold successfully in thermalites.
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Postby fixings man » Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:58 pm

There is a great product from fischer called the 'Aircrete anchor' that uses a specially designed drill (PBB) to create an undercut hole which you fill with resin and insert a stud.
This becomes stronger than the block.
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