Bunnings logo with a piece of holly.
Icon - Website - Mobile - Add to project list.svgIcon - Website - Mobile - Cart.svg

Sign in to your account

Project list

Sign in to your account

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
Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.