What measurements do we need in order to make your hatch?
Please supply us with the length and width of your loft opening (the distance between the joists) in mm, and then deduct 5mm from each measurement (please note you'll be asked to do this when placing your order). This is to allow for the loft opening being marginally out of square, and gives a small tolerance when fitting the hatch (please call for advice if unsure or the opening is badly made). The external frame will extend 25mm on each side beyond these dimensions, but we can extend this to 50mm if required (you'll be offered this option when placing your order).
A high quality, precision-made hinged metal loft hatch suitable for all types of house. Each hatch is made to your exact measurements. The hatch is designed to be subtle and clean, with a minimal protrusion of 7mm from the ceiling when fitted. All hinges and fixings are concealed; and the lid is fitted with a neat alloy lock.
Construction and finish Each hatch is fabricated from corrosion resistant 1mm Zintec Steel (Zinc coated). The frame and lid are powder coated white RAL No. 9010 with 20% gloss for a satin finish. The hatch frame depth is 63mm (going up into the loft).
Insulation and draught resistance
A primary function of any loft hatch should be to keep heat in your home, and cold air draughts in your loft. Loft hatches are an increasingly important part of building regulations relating to the conservation of heat and power within our homes.
Our hatch design features a concealed seal between the loft door and the frame. This results in an incredible airtightness rating. The lid is filled with 50mm of exposed mineral wool insulation. This hatch has a U value of 0.32 and complies with the requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations.
Standard - Tri-drive lock with an O-ring seal on the shaft for the ultimate airtightness.
Key lockable - key operated.
Both lock options operate a chamfered cam which progressively applies pressure when closed, ensuring the best possible airtightness.
The hatch is actually 63mm deep (from the ceiling line, up into the opening). Please note if it is less than 450mm from the hinge to the lock side, the depth of the panel and insulation is reduced to 30mm to enable it to close.
Quoted in working days (Saturday/Sunday and Bank Holidays are not classed as working days).
Installing your loft hatch
Every hatch is supplied with easy to follow installation instructions and screws for fixing the frame in place. To install, screw fix the hatch to the timber surrounding the loft opening.
The insulation used within this hatch is CFC and HCFC free. The ODP is zero and is compliant to the code for sustainable homes standards with a global warming potential (GWP) of zero.
Questions from previous customers
Q How wide is the hatch/ frame surround?
A 25mm as standard, but we can increase this up to 50mm. To do this please select the 50mm frame option.
Q Does the frame have to be an equal width on all sides?
Q My loft hatch is bigger than 900x900mm, can you make a bigger hatch?
A Yes, but using a different design. Please telephone us on 01937 325 325.
Q Do you supply an insulation cover?
A Yes - it's an optional extra.
Q My opening is out of square, is the 5mm deduction enough?
A Please call for individual advice on the matter.
Q How far are the fixing hole centres from the ceiling line?
A The hole centres are 30mm from the ceiling line and 37mm from the underside of the frame.
Q Does the door sit flush with the frame?
A To ensure a tight air seal the door projects marginally on the lock side, however over a period of about 3 months this will reduce by approx 50%.
Please note this product is non-returnable.
Not to scale
The lead times and delivery service are clearly displayed against each product, just below the price.
We will continue to send items on a Next working day delivery, but please accept delivery might take longer, this is out of our control.
Please note, for certain products and delivery zones we can offer AM deliveries and Saturday Deliveries, if available, you'll be able to select and pay for these options via the checkout.
Delivery Charges will be applied for deliveries to geographical areas represented as Zones C, D and E:
This includes certain parts of Scotland, Scottish Islands, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and IOM)
You can return a standard product (most access panels and loft hatches) within 14 days of receipt. Roof domes, Roof Lights, Roof Hatches and AOV Smoke Vents will be subject to a collection restocking fee.
Please note Made to measure products cannot be returned.
Click here to download a return form.
Our couriers have had to make some changes in order to protect you, and their staff, while also dealing with exceptionally high demand. As a result the following changes apply:
Parcelforce Worldwide Update - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health England (PHE) has advised that people receiving parcels are not at risk of contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). From experience with other coronaviruses, we know that these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as letters or parcels. This complements the highly publicised guidance from PHE for people to wash their hands more often than usual using soap and hot water.
In order to protect both our people and customers as much as possible, we will not be handing over our hand-held devices to customers to capture electronic signatures. Our drivers will instead log the first and last name of the person accepting the item and we will record the geolocation of the delivery. This will apply to all deliveries that normally require a signature.
If recipients are unable to come to the door or are self-isolating, we will post a customer contact card in the normal way, advising of other ways the recipient can arrange to get their item. For example, by getting a friend or family member (who is not resident with someone who is self-isolating) to collect the parcel from their local Parcelforce depot or Post Office branch, as specified on the card. They will need to bring along the card we left and a form of ID in the name of the person the item is addressed to. Examples of suitable ID are specified on the card.
Due to the current situation, there are significant impacts on our ability to maintain all our usual service levels. We will continue offering our services, receiving and delivering parcels for our customers but there may be disruptions to some services under current conditions. As a result, we will be suspending service guarantees from 18 March 2020 but will seek to ensure ‘all reasonable endeavours’ to maintain service levels where we can.