Rated 3 out of 5Â by reviewer1 It is what it is.
Expensive without doubt but is a similar price to other makes. It is a loft access trap and not designed for constant use. It is flimsy so if you go into your loft regularly then spend a lot more. If you intend this for access for cable running etc. or maybe the odd suitcase out of the loft or where you store your Christmas decorations then I see no issues. It will catch here and there however well you fit it but if you only need to open half a dozen times a year then no issue. It also complies with the current fire rules so happy days. Hope this helps.
29 Sep 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Sprag Not worth the price
Very flimsy build, unacceptable for the price. Insulation cover flops about all over the place, metal flexes and bends because it's so thin.
12 Jul 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Normdolad Poorly Designed Features
Air seal poorly fitted just glued on drop down door and snags on frame when opened and closed, seal would be better fitted under outer frame lip.
Pivot pins used instead of a hinge, which are only small and are inaccessible once the loft hatch is fitted unit supplied with loose pivot pins and had to be removed to tighten them up, a messy job once fire stop sealant had been used to bed unit in.
A poor quality budget lock is fitted with a very shallow location point and with the plastic key supplied will I'm sure soon cause problems of use, other units I have installed have a three point locking mechanism which is very positive in function.
Inner lining of dropdown hatch is only light weight polyester cloth and would benefit from a solid material to facilitate cleaning and longevity of product.
12 Aug 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by VeteranDIYer Easy to fit but...
Bought this to replace an existing roof hatch without insulation. It was easy enough to build out the existing opening to take the hatch, but once fitted I have found it a bit fiddly to close. The tee key for opening the hatch is very short for a standard ceiling height, and I have had to make a new key extension so that I can reach the hatch. Other than that it is a good product.
30 May 2015