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A person using protective gear drilling into an external brick wall

Overview

Drilling into a brick wall is quite an easy job if you have the right tools.

Steps

1Drilling into the brick wall

Once you have chosen where to drill, insert your masonry bit into the hammer drill. Keep a firm grip on the drill and don't let it sway as you work. Keep the drill positioned 90 degrees to the wall. Sometimes drill bits can get worn or bent over time, so make sure you check and replace them before you drill again.
A person using protective gear drilling into an external brick wall

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.