How to drill a lintel?

How to drill a lintel?

A question we get asked frequently is, how to fix a curtain pole or track to a steel lintel. So, below is some guidance but generally it depends on the type of steel lintel in place.

Traditional cavity lintels allow for a masonry block to be on the inner leaf. Therefore, you will be fixing to the masonry inner leaf of the wall and not the steel lintel as per the below diagram. Some inner leaf lintels are known as wide inner leaf, where the inner leaf will be thicker 125-150mm as opposed to a more traditional 100mm inner leaf.

Cavity wall lintel

You may want to consider the following, when drilling into masonry or concrete lintels.

Concrete lintel
Solid Wall

Things to consider when you are drilling into steel lintels.

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