Loft Openings

Drop down Hatch -

only available with ladder - £45

If you don’t already have a drop down hatch that swings down with catch and hinges, you will need one. You could just about get away with standing on a chair and pushing the hatch up out of the way before pulling down the ladder, but the ladder sticks out over the hatch and makes this very difficult. We cut down the hatch so it’s a trap door with catch, THREE hinges for long term reliability, and a brush strip round the edge for draft -proofing. The ladder comes with a pole: you use this to operate the turn-catch to open the hatch. See here for operation Sorry this service is not available on its own, it can only be ordered with a ladder.

For hatches that aren’t wood:

Replacement plastic hatch - £120

Instead of converting a plastic or metal hatch to wood, in some cases we are

able to replace a standard-sized hatch with a new plastic swing-down

hinged hatch. There are less materials and labour involved , so this is a

cheaper option. The loft opening will still be the same size as before.

We will need to know the INSIDE measurements of the hatch wooden frame

so that we can order the correct replacement plastic hatch.

New loft opening - 55 x 75cm opening- £325 -

Sorry we can only install when there is an existing loft

opening elsewhere.

Sometimes the opening is just in the wrong place. In this case we make a new opening:- Reinforce joists, remove section of joist if necessary. Cut hole in ceiling. Fit plastic swing-down hatch that can be operated with pole that comes with ladder Very low profile Air tight to current building regs. Hatch removable for cleaning etc.
We can’t change this type to a hinged swing-down hatch - and will have to  replace it -
Hinged swing-down hatch with 3 hinges, catch and brush strip draft- proofing.

hinged swing-down hatch:

Adapt present

wooden hatch

Three hinges

Edge brush strip for

draft proofing

Turn catch

New opening:

Strengthen joists,

Cut new hole,

New loft hatch.

New plastic hatch:

Remove hatch,

Replace with plastic

swing-down hatch.

Opening remains

same size.

NB Loft openings are only available with loft ladders

Call us today to book a loft ladder fitting

Call/text Steve on 0788 4471 232

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0788 44 71 232

Henley On Thames

Loft Openings

- ONLY AVAILABLE WITH LADDER

Drop down Hatch - only available with ladder - £45

If you don’t already have a drop down hatch that swings down with catch and hinges, you will need one. You could just about get away with standing on a chair and pushing the hatch up out of the way before pulling down the ladder, but the ladder sticks out over the hatch and makes this very difficult. We cut down the hatch so it’s a trap door with catch, THREE hinges for long term reliability, and a brush strip round the edge for draft -proofing. The ladder comes with a pole: you use this to operate the turn-catch to open the hatch. See here for operation Sorry this service is not available on its own, it can only be ordered with a ladder.

For hatches that aren’t wood:

Replacement plastic hatch - £120

In some cases we are able to replace a standard-sized

hatch with a new plastic swing-down hinged hatch. The

loft opening will still be the same size as before or may be

slightly longer - 55 x 75cm .

We will need to know the INSIDE measurements of the

hatch wooden frame so that we can order the correct

replacement plastic hatch.

New loft opening - 55 x 75cm opening- £325 -

Sorry we can only install when there is an existing loft opening

elsewhere.

Sometimes the opening is just in the wrong place. In this case we make a new opening:- Reinforce joists, remove section of joist if necessary. Cut hole in ceiling. Fit plastic swing-down hatch that can be operated with pole that comes with ladder Very low profile Air tight to current building regs. Hatch removable for cleaning etc.

Call us today to book a loft ladder fitting

Call/text Steve on 0788 4471 232

0788 44 71 232

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