Monthly Archives: January 2013

Posted on January 28, 2013

Location – Croydon, Surrey

The icy roads were not going to stop us serving our valued customers! we set off nice and early and head down to Croydon to replace an existing VELUX roof window.

The customer wanted his roof window replaced as the current one has been in there for many years and was never installed correctly in the first place.  Super Loft Shop to the rescue!

Here is the existing VELUX roof window.


It is a fairly large size roof window so it takes two strong lads to lift out the sash so we can get to work on removing the frame.


Sash removed and commencing frame removal.


Aha the frame has now been removed.


It is now time to replace the old frame with the fresh new one.


Looking good and fresh.  Lets make sure it is securely in place before we can put the new window sash back in.


All secure and roof window is ready


Time to place the new sash in.


It was like we were never here.  Great job!

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Posted on January 22, 2013

Location – Peckham, London

The day after the “big freeze”, roads still icy and somewhat snowy.  We are off to south London to install an Easiway loft ladder (the ideal solution for basic storage access to your loft).

The great thing about these ladders are that we do not have to adjust the size of your current loft opening.  We only have to hinge down the door as around 90% of the time you will have a door which pushes up and into the loft.

Here we have the current opening, we pushed the door up and removed it.


The first job was to install the loft ladder by fixing it to the opening, we set out doing this by preparing the loft ladder first.

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Now that the loft ladder is prepared and ready to go.  It was time to install the loft ladder into the hatch opening.

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Please note – you may notice this loft ladder is fitted off centre and to the right.  This is only because there is a cupboard in the way stopping the loft ladder being fitted in the centre which is what we would usually do.

Now its time to fit a new hinge down loft hatch door.

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Once this is all done, we tested it all works well and time to demonstrate the product to the customer for their final approval.

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Posted on January 10, 2013

Location – Maida Vale, London

Early morning and we are ready to set off to a gym in Maida Vale, west London.  Not for pre-work exercise to work off those Christmas mince pies, but to install a new loft ladder for servicemen to access.  As it was for tradesmen and servicemen, the best ladder to fit was a steel loft ladder. There was a ladder in place already but it was old and in need to replacing.  Lets get to work!

Here we are ready to go into the void and take out the old loft ladder
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Hatch open and time to take out the old loft ladder.

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Once the old ladder is removed, we set out removing the existing frame around the current hatch opening

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Frame all removed.  Now its removed we need to extend the current hatch as the new loft ladder that we are putting in has a hatch length of 1200mm.  Time to start sawing!

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While the expert does the hard work, I will un-package the loft ladder (I am not good for much else)

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While I am getting the ladder ready, our fitter continues to prepare the opening with new timber lining


Aha new extended opening ready to go!


Now that the hatch is ready and waiting, our loyal fitter prepares the final touches to install the loft ladder.


Is it ready yet? yes he says! ok its time to put the loft ladder into place.

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lovely job! lets fix the ladder into position now and make any necessary adjustments to the loft ladder to ensure its safe and the angle is correct.

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Ladder all secure in place, angle adjusted so its correct.  Now its time to put a nice architrave around the ladder to make it look lovely and professional.

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Lovely job! looks great, show us how it looks open now please Mr Fitter.

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