Monthly Archives: February 2013

Posted on February 25, 2013

Location – Whitechapel, London

Good morning from London, as we enter the Whitechapel area of London, we overlook some fantastic landmarks at the hub of the city.

Today we are replacing two very old VELUX roof windows.  These roof windows have been in place for well over 20 years and are in some need of replacing.  The current VELUX roof windows are what is known as “coupled”, this means the windows are placed right next to each other.  We have to replicate this.

…Loft Shop fitting team, assemble! lets get to work!

We start by removing the window sashes

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Once the roof window sashes are removed, its time to remove the frames.


Roof window frames removed and in come the nice shiny new frames.  Fresh pine!

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Roof window frames in and its all made watertight on the outside.  We need to get the new sashes into place.

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Excellent work, I promise I did help him, I didn’t just watch and sip tea.


Now the centre of the two windows did have a cosmetic piece before to make it look nice in the middle, it was painted red so wouldn’t really look good.  We got to work on putting a nice new piece of pine timber in the middle of the two windows.


Excellent work, looks great.


Lovely job, if you are interested in having your VELUX roof window, serviced, repaired or replaced, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8551 5800 or visit our showroom

Posted on February 18, 2013

Location – Pinner, Middlesex

Today we are installing the Easiway loft ladder, an ideal solution for simple basic storage use/occasional use.

For this loft ladder, there is no need for any cutting in the ceiling, it’s a case of installing the loft ladder into your current hatch opening.  Your home like most others probably has a hatch you push and to the side, for this loft ladder, we would hinge down the hatch and put a catch on it.

Lets get to work…

First we removed the current hatch cover and got the ladder ready.


We then opened the loft ladder up and put it up to the opening.

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We then had to ensure the loft ladder is secured to the hatch opening.

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Once all secure and in place properly, its time to prepare the hatch door for hinging down.

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Superb! looks great.  Now test it all works.

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Great job! if you would like this loft ladder installed, please click here and fill out the form and we will contact you to discuss a suitable date.

Posted on February 11, 2013

Location – Surbiton, Surrey

A good morning from us and its off to the lovely Surrey.  This valued customer has had a timber loft ladder in his home for over 20 years and now and it is in desperate need of replacing.  In step team Loft Shop to replace with their three section timber loft ladder.

As timber loft ladders come complete with their own hatches and frames, we had to be very careful with the removal of the old product to ensure the ceilings stay right.

Lets get to work…

Firstly here is the old timber loft ladder

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Our fitter seems deep in thought!

Time to gently remove the old loft ladder, this was done piece by piece.

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Now that its all removed, we have a nice hole to use to replace with the new timber loft ladder.


We took the old loft ladder outside and the fitter had one last look and wondered if he could use the wood to make himself a shelf (turns out not).


Time to get the new timber loft ladder ready.

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Before installing, we made sure the opening was correctly lined and neat, ready for the new loft ladder.


Time to get that timber loft ladder into the loft and screwed into place.

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All in place, time to get the loft ladder cut down to size to ensure the height is correct.

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Close it up, lets have a look (looks messy now, just keep going).


Time to apply architrave to neaten up those edges…

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….the finished article

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Looks great! good job!

If you would like to book in a survey to have a timber loft ladder installed, click here to fill out the form and we will contact you to discuss a suitable date.

Posted on February 4, 2013

Location – Wanstead, London

The houses around here have exceptionally high ceilings.  No problem, we had a solution. It was our 3 section timber loft ladder.  But not the one listed on the website.  This one had a much higher floor to ceiling reach.  The hatch size would be a delightful 1300mm long and 600mm wide.  Luckily this house was large and the hall way was big enough.

There was a loft hatch already present but we had to enlarge the hatch to suit.  The customer would have to do only a little bit of painting after.

We got to work…

Firstly we had a look at the current hatch and worked out the best and neatest way to enlarge the hatch.


We went into the loft and started clearing the area and lining what will be the new extended loft hatch for the new timber loft ladder.

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The loft hatch has now been lined and its time to remove the framing parts from the underside of the ceiling.



Now time to cut out the plasterboard to make a nice large opening.  Here goes…

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WOW! that’s a nice big loft hatch there.  Fantastic timber loft ladder almost ready to go in. Lets see how it looks from underneath.

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Looks great.  Now its time to ensure its all structurally sound and time to fit in the new timber loft ladder.  Lets get the ladder out the van…


Ok great, lets get it upstairs and prepared for installation.


Good.  Looks ready to go.  Lets double check the opening is ok for the timber loft ladder.

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Looks good.  Lets get the timber loft ladder into place…

…a few minutes of heavy grunting and lifting later and…


We’re in!

Time to open it up, make sure its all screwed and secured into place and cut down to size accordingly.

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With that done.  We must make sure all the insulation and boarding around the area is nicely put back into place and looks good.


All done.  Lets go down the ladder and make sure the underside now all looks nice and is ready for the customer to paint after we have left.


This is how it looks, but are now going to apply nice architrave to finish it off nicely.


Architrave at the ready.  Lets cut it to size.


Now apply to hatch accordingly.


And the finished article…

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Lovely job! If you are interested in having a timber loft ladder installed, please click here and fill out the form to have a survey done.

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