Posted on December 12, 2012

Location – Ilford, Essex

It was a fresh and frosty morning in Ilford, Essex as we set out to install a wooden loft ladder for a lovely and friendly couple who gave us lots of tea as it was so cold outside.

This job involved using the existing opening and extending it.  You need to either extend the current opening or create a new opening for the timber loft ladders.  This is because timber loft ladders come with their own hatch and frame.

Lets get to work…

Firstly, here is a look at the current hatch.

We then made our way into the loft to start preparing the opening from inside.

Firstly, we had to tidy the area we were going to cut into.

Area now clear, time to line the opening, ready to be cut.

We started to cut the opening, ready for the new wooden loft ladder.



Opening made, it was time to neaten it up and line it, ready for the new wooden loft ladder.

Now that the new extended opening is ready, its time to get the timber loft ladder ready for installation.  You will notice from the images, that the ladder comes with its own hatch box and frame.  This is why existing openings needs to be cut to suit.


Ready and time to fit the ladder into the newly transformed opening.



Now that the new loft ladder is in place, its time to ensure its all fixed in safely.


Now, we have to ensure the height of the ladder is correct, so we cut down the bottom section.


New timber loft ladder is in place.

Now its time to tidy up the edges and make everything look fantastic!

Cutting the architrave to size…


It is complete! a lovely new wooden loft ladder with a large opening to fit all those suitcases and Christmas decorations through.

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