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Posted on June 22, 2015

Timber Loft Ladder Installation

Location – Tottenham, London

Hello from Tottenham in north London. This week we are installing a timber folding loft ladder. These loft ladders are ideal for those who want more frequent access to their loft space.

This loft ladder comes complete with hatch and frame and is completely insulated, therefore there is no need to worry about any draughts.

We get straight to work…

Firstly, we set out enlarging the current hatch opening.


We then line the new extended loft hatch.

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The new loft hatch is lined correctly, we now have to remove the ceiling plasterboard…

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We have now lined the new loft hatch and extended the opening. It is now time to get the timber loft ladder ready for installation…


We then unpack the loft ladder

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Here is the hatch we made earlier, the timber loft ladder will fit nicely into this opening.


3, 2, 1 LIFT…! and the timber loft ladder is in place…

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We now have to secure the timber loft ladder hatch frame into place.

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The new loft ladder is now securely in place and nearly ready to use.  Just a few more jobs to undertake.

The next job is to ensure that the new loft ladder is correctly adjusted, the fitter gets straight onto this…

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With the product now fully adjusted, we need to ensure the ladder section is cut down to size

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Fantastic job, the ladder is securely in place, the ladder section is nice and straight.  We now need to pop out to the van and get some architrave…


With the architrave in hand, we start work on applying it around the loft hatch.

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Beautiful..! it looks great…


If you would like a timber loft ladder supplied and installed, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8551 5800.

Posted on May 22, 2014

Location – Benfleet, Essex

This week we are in sunny Essex.  We are fitting the brilliant piston assisted loft ladder.  This wooden loft ladder has a unique piston arm which allows for smooth operation.  It comes with a double extended handrail for added safety and extra strong springs to close the hatch door.

Our job here was to remove an old loft ladder and replace it with this wooden loft ladder.  We get to work…

Here is the current loft hatch.


We open up the hatch to checkout the current loft ladder.

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We set out removing the current loft ladder from the hatch.


After the loft ladder is removed, we than have to remove the hatch frame.

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We also remove the hatch door from the current frame.


We than remove the old frame and make sure the opening is ready for the new wooden loft ladder.


Once the opening is ready, we then get the new wooden loft ladder out of the van.

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It is now time to put the new wooden loft ladder into place.  Lift!!!


Phew! that was heavy! We now have to secure the wooden loft ladder into place

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Now that the loft ladder is secured into place, we have to cut the ladder section down to size…

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We close up the ladder and have one final check that the hatch and frame is all level.


It is now nicely secured into place.  Let’s make is look nice with architrave…

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Looks fantastic!

We now test the new loft ladder…

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Great job! if you would like a timber loft ladder installed, please call us on 020 8551 5800 to book in your survey.  Prices start from only £399 supplied and installed.

Posted on September 23, 2013

Location – Wembley, London

This week we travel to north west London just under the arch of Wembley football stadium. This valued customer wanted us to enlarge his loft hatch and install a lovely timber loft ladder there.  We are happy to oblige.

Time to get to work…

This is the current loft hatch, small and not easily accessible, not really practical to use.

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We set out climbing into the loft to locate the hatch from above and start preparations for the installation of a timber loft ladder.

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We have to now clear the area of all the dust and anything in the way.  It is important to clear the dust as we do not want that dust going downstairs when we enlarge the opening.


Area now nice and clear.  We now start work on enlarging the opening to fit the timber loft ladder in place.

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As you can see the opening is now nicely lined and securely screwed into place.  We now have to cut the opening to suit the size of the timber loft ladder.

We set out doing this carefully.


Superb work! let’s see what it looks like from underneath…


Massive difference.  The timber loft ladder will fit in there beautifully.  Final adjustments now to make on the opening before we install the timber loft ladder.


All ready… let’s fit the loft ladder…


Ladder ready and waiting for installation.  We just need to get it up into the loft now…


up she comes!


Ok its up, time to fit into place.


Lovely job, now we need to secure the loft ladder into place.

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All secure, we now cut the loft ladder down to size


Finished… a lovely new timber loft ladder and enlarged opening.


If you would like a timber loft ladder fitted into your loft, please click here and fill out the form, we will then contact you to arrange a survey.

Posted on September 2, 2013

Location – Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

This week, we are in leafy Hertfordshire.  This valued customer had a hole in the ceiling already and asked us to come in and trim the hole to size and install a new timber loft ladder.  Our timber loft ladder comes complete with their own insulated hatch door and frame.

Let’s get to work…


This is the hole that was there already.  We set to work trimming the opening to size.

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The opening is now trimmed to size for the new timber loft ladder.  Lets have a look at the hatch opening.

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It is now time to prepare the new timber loft ladder for installation.

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As you can see from the above images, the timber loft ladder comes complete with fully insulated hatch door and frame.  We prepare the loft ladder for installation.


Ah we have made a furry friend…


How are you sleeping with all our drilling?

ok back to work…


Hatch is ready for the timber loft ladder, bring it up Mr Fitter!

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Superb, now time to install the timber loft ladder into the hatch opening…

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Excellent, the timber loft ladder is in place, we now have to make the relevant adjustments to it.


Now we need to trim the ladder section down to size so its nicely angled to walk up and down.

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All done, time for a small demonstration by the fitter…

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Great job! looks good.  If you would like a timber loft ladder installed, please click here and fill out the form or call us on 020 8551 5800.  We look forward to hearing from you.