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    New Loft Door

    Hey,

    I'm looking to replace my loft door. Currently it has one of those removeable covers, so I want a door which you can easily push and it then opens like a flap.

    I'm thinking the Manthorpe GL250 from Screwfix, however - what concerns me is the border around my current loft hole in the ceiling. Would I need to remove that border? If so, how?! See pics in first comment.

    Thanks

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    Original Poster

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    Original Poster

    Link to door I'm looking at - screwfix.com/p/m…wcB

    Yes you would have to lose the trim looking how the new one opend
    Tbh is the door the same size as you may be able to put up a new trim after the new one is fitted anyway to finish it off and not make the roof look untidy

    We have a loft hatch that looks just like yours, and had our door replaced with a drop down one which you open with a pole , however ours is wooden and was not fitted as a complete unit like the screwfix one, just a replacement door. This enables us to have a wooden ladder that then pulls down. We previously had a hatch door that open inwards towards the loft , but had to have it changed as it wasn't compatible with a pull down loft ladder. The new door has a twisty metal latch ( sorry you can tell I didn't put it in myself ) and is hinged on the other side , it meant we could leave all the existing trim in place .

    Edited by: "tinkerbellian" 18th Dec 2016

    tinkerbellian

    We have a loft hatch that looks just like yours, and had our door … We have a loft hatch that looks just like yours, and had our door replaced with a drop down one which you open with a pole , however ours is wooden and was not fitted as a complete unit like the screwfix one, just a replacement door. This enables us to have a wooden ladder that then pulls down. We previously had a hatch door that open inwards towards the loft , but had to have it changed as it wasn't compatible with a pull down loft ladder. The new door has a twisty metal latch ( sorry you can tell I didn't put it in myself ) and is hinged on the other side , it meant we could leave all the existing trim in place .


    Loft ladders, such as this one, include the pole operated catch for the door.

    Original Poster

    termite

    Loft ladders, such as this one, include the pole operated catch for the … Loft ladders, such as this one, include the pole operated catch for the door.



    ​How would I attach that?

    It's called a loft hatch.
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