Posted on February 4, 2013

Location – Wanstead, London

The houses around here have exceptionally high ceilings.  No problem, we had a solution. It was our 3 section timber loft ladder.  But not the one listed on the website.  This one had a much higher floor to ceiling reach.  The hatch size would be a delightful 1300mm long and 600mm wide.  Luckily this house was large and the hall way was big enough.

There was a loft hatch already present but we had to enlarge the hatch to suit.  The customer would have to do only a little bit of painting after.

We got to work…

Firstly we had a look at the current hatch and worked out the best and neatest way to enlarge the hatch.


We went into the loft and started clearing the area and lining what will be the new extended loft hatch for the new timber loft ladder.

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The loft hatch has now been lined and its time to remove the framing parts from the underside of the ceiling.



Now time to cut out the plasterboard to make a nice large opening.  Here goes…

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WOW! that’s a nice big loft hatch there.  Fantastic timber loft ladder almost ready to go in. Lets see how it looks from underneath.

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Looks great.  Now its time to ensure its all structurally sound and time to fit in the new timber loft ladder.  Lets get the ladder out the van…


Ok great, lets get it upstairs and prepared for installation.


Good.  Looks ready to go.  Lets double check the opening is ok for the timber loft ladder.

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Looks good.  Lets get the timber loft ladder into place…

…a few minutes of heavy grunting and lifting later and…


We’re in!

Time to open it up, make sure its all screwed and secured into place and cut down to size accordingly.

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With that done.  We must make sure all the insulation and boarding around the area is nicely put back into place and looks good.


All done.  Lets go down the ladder and make sure the underside now all looks nice and is ready for the customer to paint after we have left.


This is how it looks, but are now going to apply nice architrave to finish it off nicely.


Architrave at the ready.  Lets cut it to size.


Now apply to hatch accordingly.


And the finished article…

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Lovely job! If you are interested in having a timber loft ladder installed, please click here and fill out the form to have a survey done.