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.