Monthly Archives: April 2013

Posted on April 22, 2013

Location – Stratford, London

This week, we are towering high in an old warehouse )which many years ago was converted into apartments) to install a Velux skylight.  One of the skylights was in need to replacing.

We had marvelous views of the Olympic Village, what a great year 2012 was, lots happened.

Ok back to the matter in hand, the new skylight… in step the loft shop fitting team!

The skylight currently in place is 780 x 1400 in size.

Time to get to work…


This is the old skylight in place.  We have to remove this now.

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Now the skylight is removed, lets admire the view for a second… take it in…


What a view from the velux skylight! the Olympic stadium in all its glory!

Ok back to work… we remove the slates from around where the Velux skylight is going to go.  This is so we can fit the new flashing kit.


Time to install the new Velux skylight


Looks good! lets see how we are doing on the outside.


Looks neat and tidy, we just need to get the rest of the slates on the outside of the Velux skylight.

Once that is done, let’s get the sash ready to install into the frame.


Lets get the sash into the frame.


That looks lovely.  Great job!

Really good job! is your old roof window in need of replacing? we can help, please click here to check out our range, we have something to suit most budgets.

Posted on April 17, 2013

Location – Woodford, Essex

Today we are fitting the Easiway loft ladder, this product is an ideal solution for simple basic storage use/occasional use.

For this particular 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/hole.  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 twist catch on it.

Lets get to work…


This is probably a similar situation to what you have at home, a hatch door that you push up and put to the side.


We remove the hatch door and set it to the side because we can use it.

Now we prepare the Easiway loft ladder for installation

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Quick check of the time there Mr Fitter? yes we are on time (well of course)


While we were preparing the loft ladder, something appeared at the top of the stairs!



Ok let’s continue preparing the loft ladder…


Now time to fix the ladder into place


Apply the handrail to the loft ladder


Ok ladder installed.  It is time to hinge down the loft hatch door.


Fantastic! lets see the loft ladder in action…


Door now hinged downwards.

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Lovely job.  A nice aluminium loft ladder, ideal for occasional usage.  If you would like this loft ladder installed, please click here to fill out the form and we will contact you to arrange a date suitable.

Posted on April 10, 2013

Location – Highams Park, London

This week, we were in East London to create a new opening in a more suitable location for this valued customer to have their timber loft ladder installed.

Timber loft ladders come complete with their own insulated hatch and frame so are ideal solutions to keep draft out.  Timber loft ladders are also very robust so ideal for often use.

This week we are installing a timber loft ladder with a hatch size of 1300 mm in length and 600 mm in width.

Lets get to work making a new hole!


This is where the new hole is going to be cut.  Lets get the dust sheets down!


Dust sheets down, we got to keep it clean!


It is now time to start creating the new opening for the timber loft ladder.

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New opening made (don’t worry about the jagged edges, this will all pan out).

It’s time to get the timber loft ladder ready to fit into place.

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Timber loft ladder ready.  Time to install into the newly formed opening.

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Timber loft ladder in place and secured.  Now we have to ensure the bottom of the ladder hits the floor nicely, so we have to cut the ladder to size.

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Excellent, all nice and level.  Lets have a look at what it looks like from above (just because its fun to climb up and down).

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Fantastic! looks great, now what about those edges? we need to finish the timber ladder off nicely.

“Don’t worry” the fitter says…

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Okay fair enough, that looks great.

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Awesome, and who would have thought, 4 hours ago that was just a ceiling with no good access to the loft space.  Great 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 call you to discuss a suitable date.

Posted on April 2, 2013

Location – Whitechapel, London

This week we were back down to the estate in Whitechapel to replace another two VELUX roof windows.  These roof windows were in serious need of replacing.

Todays roof windows are 780 x 1400 in size.

Lets get to work…

Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of the state they were in before we came to the rescue.

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You can see from these images the urgency needed to change the VELUX roof windows.  This poor customer was sleeping in a room full of draft, not good for their health.  We will put it right.

First we set out removing the old VELUX roof windows.


We then set out placing the new ones into position.

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Great work mr fitter! lets take the camera outside and have a look at the roof windows from the outside.

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Looks really neat! and draft proof!

Back to the inside as we put a nice timber piece in the middle of the two windows to give a lovely effect.


Mr fitter, this is a bedroom.  Didn’t the customer also ask for blinds? it may be draft proof but they need to be able to sleep too… no problem!

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Fantastic, lets see how it came out.


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