Good deal - Picked up mine 2 days ago and all fitted including converting the loft hatch from sliding to folding (y)
Got this today, same day delivery from Argos, and installed in 30 mins. Seems good value, also comes with hinges and accessories for fitting a new hatch, including locking mechanism. Didn't use any of that, as already have a sliding/drop down hatch.
It stays in your loft (confused)
I'll bear that in mind if I ever become a fireman 😜
How does this look when not in use?? Can't see it in pictures Surely it doesn't stay out in the floor?
Posted 14th AprPosted 14th Apr
Clearance Argos Home Loft Pouffe for £18.99 click & collect @ Argos£18.99Argos Deals
As this is clearance stock, it might not be available in your local Argos / Sainsbury's and you may have to go a bit further than you want, however it is a nice pouffe for £18.99 c… Read more
some are made that way nothing better to do in life but ...
If its just a normal lift up and slide over out of the way type hatch then what I did was use a few bits of timber acting as spacers to raise the ladder up a few inches from the joist. That gave me enough wriggle room that meant the end of the ladder legs weren't lying on top of the hatch and by tilting the hatch as I lifted it I could open it no issue.
Install the ladder so that it is attached on the opposite side of the hatch hinges? The ladder itself would lie in the loft (away from the hatch opening)
Any tips for a lift hatch that goes up?
I'll add another point for the Screwfix one any day over the Abru one in Argos... the Screwfix one is an even better (I just changed my old 2 section for the Screwfix 3 section, one because it stores in less space in the loft) but also because it's exactly the same one that is in B&Q... BUT in B&Q it costs 60 quid!
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this one is £54. looks good to me ! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Werner-Aluminium-Loft-Ladder-3-Section/293305353930?epid=17034762378&hash=item444a5c86ca:g:VuYAAOSwyuVd92Z7#rwid
Hinge mechanism looks a bit flimsy, unless someone can say otherwise?
The size of that loft entrance in the picture gives me Cleithrophobia anxiety (shock)
I've had a two piece be one in my house for 10 years, whilst in the past few weeks have been seen two wooden ones with snapped (and repaired) sides on Facebook marketplace. Houses for courses. Ordered one of these for my new house.
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Argos Home Loft Living Mirror Now £7 + £3.95 Delivery From Argos£10.95Argos Deals
This mirror has now been reduced to £7
Argos Home Loft Living Mirror Now £8 now reduced to £7 + £3.95 Delivery this mirror was £18 originally and has been reduced a couple of times now Sleek and minimalist with an in… Read more
It is a typo. It's not loft living mirror. It is lift loving mirror. It is for people who live in high rise flats and who find it hard to make eye contact with the person standing behind some person. "Have you missed the love of your life because the lift was full? Did the big chap from floor 12 stop you from making salacious eye contact with Mr or Miss Wright? If so then you need the lift loving mirror. You Simply hang it up in the lift and next time some fat chap stands between you and your dream date, use the lift loving mirror to wink, blink or flutter until you make contact. If things get serious, you can even attach it to the lift ceiling so that you and that special person catch watch each other as you shake hands or embrace in the lift compartment (if you're ever lucky to get in and it's just the two of you.) Guaranteed stain proof and resistant to steaming up from beer and urine spills."
looks massive in the pic.Clever pic
Don't need a mirror... Looked nice so bought it anyways
What is a living mirror? Does it tell you "who is the fairest of them all"?
Lookin at the state of that I wouldn't even put it in my loft....
Posted 8th JanPosted 8th Jan
Set of 2 Argos Home Loft Living Wire Storage Baskets - £14.74 (+£3.95 delivery) @ Argos£18.69£2215% offArgos Deals
This de-cluttering duo are ideal for your everyday storage solutions. A stylish set of two multi-size black wire baskets to add trendy industrial vibes to your home. Designed to sm… Read more
Anyone know off hand the dimensions of it when still packaged? I know it's approx 1200mm 'tall'. Trying to establish if it would enter a small hatch with very limited headroom before being able to turn it on its flat in a small area of roofspace. Obviously all sizes on websites relate to it's unfurled dimensions. It's not the sort of thing you want to unroll and cut before being in the roofspace so I'd appreciate it if anyone can answer!
I didn't even notice his reply until now lol (y) (popcorn)
(lol) (lol) (lol) I love it how you seem so offended by the previous comment. "Errrmm, my house is ventilated perfectly fine thank you..." (lol) (lol) (lol) How dare they get mixed up and even suggest that you may have a damp problem. (lol) (lol) (lol) Seriously, HUKD has kept me sane through lockdown. I just love reading these kind of comments. Keep up the good work little_red_devil 👏
Errrm, my house is ventilated perfectly fine thank you. I was referring to the fact that it is water damaged stock, not the product itself.
Your hose is definitely not ventilated properly. I have this in my attic and it doesn't smell and it is definitely not damp. Check for leaks as well..
Posted 5th Nov 2020Posted 5th Nov 2020
Knauf 100mm Space Bottom Layer Loft Roll Insulation - 8.3m2 - £12 Per Roll Using Click & Collect / +£7.95 Mainland UK Delivery @ Wickes£19.95Wickes Deals
£12.50 per roll on this is a good offer and doesn't seem to be any cheaper than the RRP of £16.50 anywhere else, then there's delivery on top anyway. With Wickes you can collect in… Read more
And a reminder why not to buy Kingspan insulation products (they offer the highest thermal insulation per mm of thickness I've seen, but they are highly flammable unlike this Knauf roll or Rockwool): insidehousing.co.uk/news/news/kingspan-withdraws-insulation-fire-test-admitting-it-is-not-representative-of-product-on-market-for-15-years-68461 Attaching highly flammable material to my home was out of the question when I was buying insulation as good non-flammable alternatives exist.
Guess only downside is you lose any chargeback or s75 protection from not paying by card
My workplace perks scheme offers reloadable Wickes gift card with 10% off on top-ups. Very handy and saved me £100's in kitchen renovation.
(mad) 6 rolls last week...^%$£"(*&^$%£%^&*^%£$^**(
I thought it was vegan sausage roll and coffee!
Posted 23rd Oct 2020Posted 23rd Oct 2020
Knauf Earthwool Loft Roll - 200mm or 100mm £17 Each / Also on 4 for 3 = £51 Total - Free Click & Collect @ Homebase£51£69.1626% offHomebase Deals
It's a good time to get your loft sorted now it's getting much cooler. At £17 per roll it's a pretty "meh" price, but on this offer you get 4 for £51, making each roll £12.75 each.… Read more
Anyone know how long the deal will last, might take me a while to plan a trip to a homebase, is it safe to assume the expiration date in december is right?
If you only need one or two rolls, Selco BW have 100mm for £12.95 https://www.selcobw.com/knauf-insulation-loft-roll-44-100mm-8-30m
I'll take your word for it. Thanks for your responses, @Cheeseanonion and @Cono_McLaughlin
You've got to be careful to ensure the roof timbers are still ventilated otherwise you can get rot from condensation / leaks. One way is fix insulation board directly below the rafters leaving a vented gap between the rafters (making sure the eaves / ridge vents are clear and leads directly to the gap between the rafters) Best to do some research...
No...that's a bad idea...search types of attic insulation...you can have a cold or warm attic depending on where you put the insulation...can't have both...you would need to lift the floor and top it up... https://kishorninsulations.co.uk/news/what-is-the-difference-between-a-warm-loft-and-a-cold-loft#:~:text=A%20warm%20loft%20is%20where,home%20gets%20into%20your%20loft.
Thanks op - ordered after much deliberation lol. I did want a wooden one but the option of a separate greater insulated loft hatch won me over.
Voted hot but I'd really recommend going for a wooden ladder! Understandable though as it's double the price.
No, more than likely to look fairly big to begin with, but I can see folding and ultimately disappearing into the dark....
Werner? Will this help Chelsea climb up the Premier League table too? (lol)
This ladder is cheap and cheerful. It's definitely very lightweight (borderline flimsy), but it's probably the cheapest all-in-one solution for getting into a loft, so really can't complain about mine.
Posted 19th Sep 2020Posted 19th Sep 2020
TEFAL Loft KO250540 Rapid Boil Traditional Kettle £24.97 @ Currys PC World£24.97 Free P&P FreeCurrys PC World Deals
I've been keeping my eye out for a new toaster and kettle set. Came across this deals and thought it was good if you don't mind the bright red colour. The Tefal Loft KO250540 Rap… Read more
Plastic kettle + boiling water heat = toxic micro plastics, Bisphenol A (BPA) and Phthalates in your tea/food. Why Electric Kettles Should Be Plastic Free: http://inthekitchen.org/electric-kettle-plastic-free/
If only their ever was one. It's going to be flying of the shelfs
Let me know if you find one mate
Just need a voucher code to take £10.00 off the price
I think missing/underfilling a section of insulation undoes a lot of the benefit as heat just escapes through that 70mm thick section, so in my laymans understanding you would see a benefit. You would need loft legs or something similar to do this though, the insulation should not bear any weight otherwise it doesn't work.
This is worth a look too:
Is there any benefit in putting insulation over boards? We've got 70mm of insulation down with boarding making a floor on top. We've insulated 270mm every part of the loft not boarded but I'm considering insulating on top of the board as well.
Yes, only issue is you might not notice a massive difference with 90mm vs gov recommended level of 270mm thick of standard rolls. That target is rather high as that is a lot of insulation, and the biggest difference is going from 0mm to 90mm as you will do, but as close as you can get to 270mm is ideal to maximise the savings on your energy bill. Only possible if you can raise the floor though...
Thank you - great advice. We don't have a ton of spare headroom so we may remove the current insulation and them apply 90mm of insulation board / sheet insulation / Rockwool between the joists so we can just board directly over it. Saves having to use loft legs at least. Sound OK?
Posted 21st Jun 2020Posted 21st Jun 2020
Werner Aluminium Loft Ladder 3 Section - £44.98 (with code) @ Toolstation£44.98£54.9818% off Free P&P FreeToolstation Deals
• Suitable for heights up to 3m (9'10") • Minimum loft opening width 0.38m (1'3") • Minimum storage space 1.20m (3'11") • Minimum clearance arc 0.71m (2'4") So depends a bit if your hatch is right up against the eaves, but 50 cm entry width and depth should be OK, unless the arc or storage (for the closed ladder) dimensions bang up against the roof or eaves. If you have to cut any ceiling joists, you need a Builder to do the job properly and support the cut section with new timber. Only attempt it if you really are competent at DIY.
what is the maximum hole size for these ladders my opening is 57cm x 56cm and how is it adjusted as no info on display