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Posted on January 15, 2015

Location – Forest Hill, London

This week, this valued customer wanted us to fit a wooden loft ladder along with a roof window to allow natural daylight into his loft space.  Both products were from a manufacturer called Fakro.  They make very high quality roof windows and loft ladders.

The wooden loft ladder would require a new opening to be made in the ceiling, no problem… lets get to work.

All products in van ready to go..


This is where the loft ladder is going to be fitted, image of hall way and inside loft.

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This is where the Fakro roof window will go.


We will show you the roof window fitting first, then scroll down to see the loft ladder fitting.

So we get to work fitting the Fakro roof window…

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As you can see, the opening for the Fakro skylight is now ready for window frame to be installed.


We hop down to the van and get the Fakro skylight.  We un-package it and install it into the preformed opening.


Now the window is installed, we have to put the flashing kit around the window and tile it up on the outside.

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All done, now we need to install the roof window sash to finish the job.

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Brilliant, all done.  Fakro skylight fully installed


Now onto the timber loft ladder…


We clear the area where the loft ladder will go.  Then we cut the timber joist.


We then re line the opening to form the frame for the loft ladder and remove the laths.

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Now that the frame is made, we then cut the plasterboard ceiling to form the opening for the loft ladder.

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Another visit to the van to get the loft ladder…


We then install the loft ladder into the preformed opening.

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Now the ladder is installed, we finish it off underneath with architrave.

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All done, lets have a look at the ladder all fitted…


Fakro timber folding loft ladder and roof window installed.  If you would like a roof window or loft ladder 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.