Monthly Archives: March 2015

Posted on March 23, 2015

Installation of an Aluminium Loft Ladder

Location – Southgate, London

This week we are in north London fitting a loft ladder.  We are going to replace an old, heavy ladder and replace it with a light weight aluminium ladder, ideal for basic storage access to your loft space.

We set to work removing the old loft ladder.  Time for a quick pose in front of the old ladder first, yes?

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Ok Mr Fitter, now that you have done posing, can you get to work?

Time to remove the old heavy product…


Once removed, we get the new loft ladder ready for installation…


We then erect the ladder and put against the opening, ready for fixing into place.

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We than fix the handrail onto the customers chosen side (the left).


Our next job is to add the final touches in the fitting of the ladder itself to the loft hatch


Once this is done, we just test that it is working correctly

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Now that we are happy that the product is in excellent working order and installed well.  We do a full test from opening the hatch and taking down the ladder. This is then demonstrated to the customer.

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Open the loft hatch and attach the pole to the ladder…


Then pull the ladder down with the supplied pole.

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Then pull the ladder down to the ground and make your journey into the loft space, a safe and secure one.

If you want a loft ladder like this supplied and installed, click here to view our range ideal for just basic storage access to your loft.

Posted on March 2, 2015

Installation of a Velux Solar Skylight

Location – Sutton, Surrey

This week we are visiting a stunning home in Sutton, Surrey to install two large Velux Solar Skylights.  There are no skylights at present, therefore we are undertaking a completely new installation at this time.

Velux Solar Skylights are a brilliant way to operate your skylight when situated in out of reach positions.  Being solar powered, the window eliminates the need for any wiring and it works beautifully.

The Velux Solar Skylights are completely controlled by this stunning touch pad…


Enough jaw opening moments at the technology, lets get to work…


This is where the two Velux solar skylights are going to go.   A bit high up isn’t it?


Oh a tower! that’s better!

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We commence works on creating the opening for the Velux windows.


Once the hole is made, we then start removing the tiles from the inside.


A quick glance of progress from the outside as our fitter removes the roof tiles.


Once the tiles are removed, we then line the opening with timber, ready to fit the frame of the first Velux solar skylight.

Once the opening is ready, we go outside and get the Velux window un-boxed and ready for installation.

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We remove the window sash from its frame, ready for fitting.


We then install the frame into the pre-formed opening.


That is the first Velux almost complete, now that we have installed the frame, we repeated the process for the second Velux, see images below…

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Once both frames are in place, we then tile up around both windows and affix the solar panel on the outside of the Velux.

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Excellent, all done, nicely installed.


We then have a quick look at them in action.


If you wish to have roof windows fitted, Velux or otherwise, be sure to contact us on 020 8551 5800, we would be delighted to help.

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