I’m looking for some recommendations for a loft hatch.
Just ordered myself an Aldi Loft Ladder to remove the requirement to lug / store a set of step ladders upstairs each time I go into the loft.
Current loft hatch is the board-in-the hole type that you have to lift and slide back in to the loft, while standing on the step ladder. With the new loft ladder stowed in the loft I need a new hatch solution.
What I’m after is the type that swings down, once you have pushed it up to release the catch.
Ta in advance.Posted 1 month agobear-ukMember
Those £25/30 ones from Toolstation/Screwfix are easy enough to fit and look ok.Posted 1 month ago
just fitted two, they are insulated and multi catches to ensure a good seal.squirrelkingMember
Problem is all the diy hatches are no good if the hole is already there. Mine, for example, is far too big to fit one without packing half the opening and thus restricting what can be lifted in or out.
As said a sheet of ply and a catch is your best bet, it’ll be a lot cheaper too.Posted 1 month agoprojectMember
We used to fit loft ladders and hatches, problems encountered where fibreglass irritation, loft hatch to small to get out of when ladder installed,had this a few times you can wriggle up the ladder but get trapped coming down, as your bum cant get over the back of the opening,make a new opening a bit bigger than it is now, front to back, ensure there is enough space above the hatch to allow ladder to swing up and over, and also to slide down, 3.4 mdf is is ideal for the drop loft flap and a special push up and drop latch holds it in place
Fianlly fit a low engery led lamp in loft, never use a halogen lamp they get to hot and will set the insulation alight if it ever comes into contact with the stuff.Posted 1 month ago
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