So your thinking of having a loft ladder installed, well before you do, is your hatch big enough?
SIZE IS IMPORTANT
But don't panic.
Most houses only have a piece of wood for a door that
simply lifts up and gets chucked into the loft, we have to replace these
as they get in the way of the ladders.
Most newer properties are fitted with plastic hatches,
some of which push up like the old wooden ones, these need a complete new
hatch making. Some are hinged downwards, these only need replacing if you
would like it making bigger.
While we are on the subject of making hatches bigger, lots
of older houses have tiny little hatch ways that you can barely squeeze
your ears through. Fear not we can make these bigger.
And for those of you who own a house where the builder has
seen fit to put your hatch into a cupboard, directly over the stairwell or
over your bath or one of many other ridiculous places (and believe me, we
have seen some good ones) we can usually make a brand new hatch elsewhere
in the house.
Following are some pictures of one job we did, as you will
see the original trap was a nasty metal one that lifted up and it wasn't
very big either;
So we take out the
and make the hole bigger,
we install a new joist to keep
then build your new hatch on site,
then put it in the
finally we make you a new door and fit your
much nicer don't you think?