Monthly Archives: October 2013

Posted on October 28, 2013

Location – Palmers Green, London

Today we are fitting the Easiway loft ladder, this product is an ideal product for simple basic storage and 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.  Sometimes we may need to install a new door as some doors are old and or are not suitable for the hinges.

Lets get to work…


This is the current hatch.  As you can see its just a piece of timber that site on top of the hole (you are very likely to have a similar setup).

We remove the lid/hatch door and get the loft ladder ready for installation.

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Ok loft ladder out of its packing, prepared and ready to install.  We now start to install the Easiway loft ladder into the opening.

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We now have to fix the loft ladder into place.

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Now that the loft ladder is fixed into place, we check that it is secure and test that it is working correctly.

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Ok the loft ladder is secure and works great.  This particular customer is going to have a new hatch door fitted.  We get to work on cutting down a new hatch door.


Once the new hatch door is cut to size, we take it back inside and check that its all ok.


Fits like a glove!

Time to secure the new hatch door into place.


We are done, lets go through the motions and demonstrate the loft ladder working.


Open the door using the stock provided and placing the key into the twist catch


The loft ladder is revealed.


Use the same pole to pull the loft ladder down


Take hold of the loft ladder and pull the next section down


The loft ladder is down to the floor and ready to climb


The Easiway loft ladder is an ideal loft ladder to use once in a while for basic access to the loft. If you would like to have a loft ladder installed, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.  Alternatively you can click here to fill out the form and we shall call you to arrange a date of installation.

Posted on October 14, 2013

Location – Winchmore Hill, London

While the sun is still out, we were called in to replace a very old roof window.  The pre-existing roof window had broken hinges and rotting timber.  The window would not even close and was letting in a terrible draft.

The new VELUX we are installing is a GGL U08 3059.  This is a size of 1340mm x 1400mm, so its a big window.

No time to waste, time to get to work…

As you can see from images below, the pre-existing skylight was in a terrible state.


As you can see, this skylight had to be changed, there was no chance of repair, let’s also have a look from the outside.


So we get to work, stripping the tiles off of the roof.  We then remove the window sash from the frame


We then remove the frame from the roof


We then ensure the opening is all neat and tidy and ready for the velux skylight.  We then get the velux out of the box and prepare it for installation

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We take the window sash out of the velux skylight and take the frame up to the loft, ready for installation.


It is now time to install the frame

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Screw the frame into place and…


The frame is installed.  We now need to apply the flashing kit around the velux skylight

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Once the flashing kit is in place, it is time to re-tile around the skylight


Ok tiling is done and looks great


All we have to do now is to install the sash


And a quick glance at the inside


Fantastic job.  Do you have a roof window which is in need to replacing? do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8551 5800.

Posted on October 7, 2013

Location – Hainault, Essex

This week, we are back in Essex to install a telescopic loft ladder. This valued customer chose this ladder as they did not want to enlarge their hatch, however they wanted a product which was built to be used on an often basis.

The telescopic loft ladder is ideal for lofts with little clearance.  This loft ladder is robust and high in quality.

Lets get to work…

Here is the current loft hatch


We get the telescopic loft ladder ready for installation

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We then prepare the hatch opening for the installation of the telescopic loft ladder


Now we open the telescopic loft ladder up and put it against the hatch opening ready to fix into place

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Looks good…!

Now we need to fix the telescopic loft ladder into place


Fantastic, the telescopic loft ladder is fitted into place.  We then put a new twist catch on the hatch door for the customer.  Let’s see if its working nicely…


The telescopic loft ladder is now installed.  Let’s have a look at it in action


First Mr Fitter opens the hatch door


The open hatch door reveals the telescopic loft ladder and the strap which is used to pull the loft ladder down


Mr Fitter takes hold of the strap and pulls the loft ladder down


The loft ladder is then unhooked from the stay bar


The loft ladder is then opened up and pulled to the ground nice and easily


The loft ladder is ready to climb

If you would like a telescopic loft ladder fitted, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8551 5800.

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