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Can I drill holes in a concrete ceiling for a ceiling rose?

It can be said that it’s bad practice to chase concrete, as it’s brittle and can crack. But can you drill holes in a concrete ceiling for a ceiling rose?

You’ll be pleased to know that drilling small holes in a concrete ceiling for the purposes of installing a ceiling rose or light fitting won’t run the risk of structurally damaging your concrete – unlike chasing out structural concrete, which should only be done with specialist advice.

To drill holes in a concrete ceiling, you can use a masonry drill bit with a hammer drill.

If you find that all of a sudden, your drill won’t go any deeper, this may be because you’ve hit a piece of steel reinforcement. In this case, you won’t be able to drill through it so it’s best to try again in another spot.

Alternatively, if the thought of installing your ceiling rose doesn’t fill you with confidence – or you simply lack the time and energy – why not enlist the help of a professional? A local handyperson will be able to help you complete your project to a high standard that you can enjoy long into the future.

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