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    • Dylan80
    • By Dylan80 18th Oct 16, 8:33 PM
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    Cost of cutting a new loft hatch?
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    Cost of cutting a new loft hatch? 18th Oct 16 at 8:33 PM
    Our loft hatch is above the top step of the stairs, it is too small for a loft ladder.

    What would I be looking at, cost wise, to have a new hole and hatch door installed on the landing, no ladder needed.

    Also, who would do this? Called a ladder company, but as the house is 1930s they would not be able to do this.
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    • Fat Walt
    • By Fat Walt 18th Oct 16, 8:36 PM
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    http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p20216?table=no

    Plus a bit of timber, easy DIY job.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 18th Oct 16, 8:54 PM
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    I've done it, with a ladder, and it wasn't particularly hard.

    The difficult bit is making good the original hole.
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    • Dylan80
    • By Dylan80 18th Oct 16, 9:08 PM
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    I've done it, with a ladder, and it wasn't particularly hard.

    The difficult bit is making good the original hole.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    The original hole has a glass hatch, then a skylight above, so would probably want to keep it.

    BTW, I'm not a DIYer, so there is no way I'm doing this myself!!!
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 18th Oct 16, 9:10 PM
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    General builder or a carpenter. You usually need the joists/noggins round the hatch doubled up.

    You might pay 500 or 1500 depending on where you are (and how much old lath and plaster has to be made good around the new opening).
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 19th Oct 16, 10:04 AM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 10:04 AM
    Google loft hatch installers in your area.
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    • Dylan80
    • By Dylan80 22nd Oct 16, 5:32 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 16, 5:32 PM
    General builder or a carpenter. You usually need the joists/noggins round the hatch doubled up.

    You might pay 500 or 1500 depending on where you are (and how much old lath and plaster has to be made good around the new opening).
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    Had it done. Cost 350 for the new hatch and door.
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