How To Drill Holes will show you exactly what it says on the tin. Please see this article to check that you have everything you need (and understand their uses) before you start drilling holes into your wall. It can be intimidating at first but make a note of the following (before you start) and you’ll be perfectly fine:
- check you have the right tools (outlined below)
- measure up twice so you know how exactly where the holes need to be.
- check there are no electric wires or plumbing behind the wall to be drilled.
- remember never to change drill bits (the metal bit that goes into the drill in order to make the hole) while your drill is plugged in
- cover your floor and nearby skirting boards (remove nearby furniture if you can). There will be lots of dust so prepare for it.
This article will show you how to drill holes, but first of all, it’s important to get the right screws and wall-plugs for the material you’re working with. After drilling holes into masonry walls, you need to place wall-plugs into them before you insert the screws. You don’t need raw plugs (referred to as ‘wall plugs’) for drilling into wood. Below are the types of wall-plugs you may need for this job.
1. Wall-plugs for masonry walls (walls made of brick, concrete, stone or combinations)
2. Wall plugs for stud (hollow) walls (walls made with wooden slats which are then covered with plasterboard)
How to drill holes
Now you know what you need and you’re aware of the precautions to take, here’s your tutorial on drilling holes.
This is a guest post contribution from Morganne Leigh, who writes about DIY and home improvement for www.opendoorloan.co.uk.