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Posted on March 3, 2019

Hey guys and welcome to this week’s edition of Loft shop’s fitting of the week. This week we installed a Zig Zag Junior ladder, so the customer can access his flat roof. These ladders are ideal for this type of occasion, they are a heavy-duty ladder that can be folded away with ease. So, let’s see how we got on.

We first start by having a quick measure up to double check the opening is big enough to install the ladder. Better safe than sorry!

Now that we have checked the measurements, we begin by fixing timbers to the opening for the ladder to be secured to.

Once the timbers have been fixed, we take a quick trip outside to unpack the ladder. Now to get the ladder back inside ready to be installed.

With the ladder now back inside, we now begin to install the ladder securely onto the timbers.

Now for the last little adjustments to the ladder…

… And the ladder is now complete. You’ve done it again Mr. Fitter! Good work, now our customer can access his flat roof on his new heavy-duty ladder.

Posted on May 21, 2013

Location – St John’s Wood, London

This week we are at a private clinic in the lovely St John’s Wood.  We have been bought in to replace a very old concertina (sometimes known as scissor) ladder.  The loft ladder is used by tradesmen to access the boiler in the ceiling so it needs to be secure and safe.

We have arrived and are ready to go…

Here is the current loft access hatch

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Yes Mr Fitter, thanks for pointing it out, we can see it.

We now set about opening the loft hatch and removing the current concertina loft ladder.

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Once the concertina loft ladder is removed, we have to make some adjustments to the current hatch as its very old and needed a little maintenance.


Once the hatch is ready.  We we get the area ready to install the new concertina loft ladder

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Now its fixed into place, we need to ensure the height of the ladder is correct so that the steps are even and straight.


All done, now to ensure the new catch is put into place.


Done, a new concertina loft ladder


Concertina loft ladders are an ideal solution if space around the hatch area is limited.  If you have a tight area around your hatch, please speak to us on 020 8551 5800 and let’s see what we can do.