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Loft Hatch Access Panels - Attic Loft Hatches

Loft Hatch and Loft Hatches for Loft or Attic Access is Access Panel's specialty. We have an exclusive range of Fire Rated Metal Loft Hatches that allows access through ceilings into lofts and roof spaces and every type of Plastic Loft Hatch you could need. Our range includes Part L Regulation compliant loft hatches that meet all U values. Exclusive Access Panel Fire Rated Loft Hatches and also top brands like Timloc and Manthorpe loft hatch and loft hatches also available.

Access Panel has a vast selection of popular loft hatches allowing convenient loft access and use of the roof space. The push up loft hatch access door has an easily maneuverable lightweight lid. There also various sizes of drop down / pull down loft hatch access doors which are opened by a simple turn operation.

Fitting a New Loft Hatch into an attic space is easy and can be accomplished by any competent DIYer. Here are some easy steps to follow for cutting new joists or amending an existing loft hatch access.


Loft floor joists are generally spaced too closely to leave space for a practically sized loft hatch, so one joist is cut

away to give enough space for the loft hatch. First, you need to trim out the ceiling joists to create an opening.

You'll need some timber the same size as the joists for trimming.


After deciding on the best position for the loft hatch, mark out the ceiling joists. Use a framing square to 

mark lines perfectly square on all three joists. If the loft hatch will be in a hallway/corridor try to centre it as

best as  possible and avoid positioning it too close to the top of a staircase or landing. Don't forget to allow

for the thickness of the frame material when setting out.


Check there isn't a major load sitting on only the joist to be cut, or 2 joists, such as a water header tank.

This is also especially important if the ceiling is already fixed. Once marked out, fix some suitable scrap

timber across the joists with screws to hold the one that's going to be cut.


Use a framing square again check that your loft hatch mark lines are still perfectly square on all three joists.


Cut the joist out that is in the way using a handsaw or circular saw. This will now give you space in which your

loft hatch trimming frame and ultimately, your loft hatch, will be mounted into.


Now fix two pieces of timber across. Nail them to the outer joists and to the trimmed joist to stop it dropping

down now the middle section is cut out. If necessary, a trimmer in the opposite directions can be used to make

the opening the desired  size or in the right position.


Depending on the location for your loft hatch and once the support timber has been removed, the layout of your joists and trimmings will look like either of the following images



Timloc 1169 Loft Hatch 560x660 - Attic Hatch - Drop Down - Part L Timloc 1169 Loft Hatch 560x660 - Attic Hatch - Drop Down - Part L
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Brand: Timloc Model: 1169
Timloc Loft Hatch 560x660 - Plastic Access Hatch - Drop Down The 1169 Drop Down Loft Access Door provides an unobtrusive and cost effective alternative to traditional loft space access. The door has a twist action, two point closing mechanism. The 1169 loft access door has an anti draught, va..
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Timloc 1169-35 Loft Hatch 560x660 Attic Hatch - Drop Down Part L - Extra Insulation Timloc 1169-35 Loft Hatch 560x660 Attic Hatch - Drop Down Part L - Extra Insulation
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Brand: Timloc Model: 1169-35
Timloc Loft Hatch 560x660 - Plastic Access Hatch - Drop Down Part L - Extra Insulation The 1169/35 Drop In Loft Access Door provides an unobtrusive and cost effective alternative to traditional loft space access. The door has a twist action, two point closing mechanism. The 1169/35 loft acces..
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Brand: Manthorpe Model: GL250
Manthorpe GL250 Loft Hatch 562x726 - Plastic Access Hatch. The revolutionary design of the multi-point catch mechanism means that the GL250 door can maintain a more effective draught seal around the entire accessible opening, helping to meet the air leakage requirements of Part L of the Building Re..
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Brand: Manthorpe Model: GL250L
Manthorpe GL250L Loft Hatch 562x726 Plastic Access Panels Part L - Single Hatch. The revolutionary design of the multi-point catch mechanism means that the GL250 door can maintain a more effective draught seal around the entire accessible opening, helping to meet the air leakage requirements o..
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Brand: Manthorpe Model: GL251
Manthorpe GL251 Loft Hatch 562x726 Plastic Access Panels Part L Key Lock - Single Hatch. The Manthorpe GL251 Part L Lockable Drop Down Loft Access Door is ideally suited for properties with shared accommodation to provide protection from unauthorized access into the loft space. The door has a..
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Brand: SPI Model: LOFT640
Loft Hatch Eco Air Tight 540x640 Metal Non-Fire Rated - LOFT640 The Eco 535  Drop Down Loft Hatch Access Door provides an unobtrusive and cost effective alternative to traditional loft space access. The Loft Hatch access door provides unimpeded loft access by using a pull down door. The ..
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Metal Loft Hatch - Fire Rated Drop Down - 536x712mm
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Brand: SPI Model: LOFT736
Fire Rated Drop Down Metal Loft Hatch - 712x536mm - Part L The LOFT736 Drop Down Loft Hatch Access Door provides an unobtrusive and cost effective alternative to traditional loft space access. The Loft Hatch access door provides unimpeded loft access by using a pull down door which has a 3 point l..
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Brand: SPI Model: LOFT736LFT03
Loft Hatch and Ladder - Fire Rated Attic Hatch - 3 Section Loft Ladder Loft Hatch The LOFT736 Drop Down Loft Hatch Access Door provides an unobtrusive and cost-effective alternative to traditional loft space access. The loft hatch access door provides unimpeded loft access by using a pull-down do..
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Brand: SPI Model: LOFT640LFT03
Loft Hatch and Ladder - Non Fire Rated Attic Hatch - 3 Section Loft Ladder The Eco 535  Drop Down Loft Hatch Access Door provides an unobtrusive and cost-effective alternative to traditional loft space access. The Loft Hatch access door provides unimpeded loft access by using a pull-down door..
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Brand: SPI Model: SEL7152
Loft Hatch 530x630 Metal Access Panels - Single Hatch. Description Trade Counter Direct.com's ACCESS PANELS have developed the LOFTPAN RANGE to provide an effective solution to gain access to lofts and roof space. Size: SMALL - 530 (inside hinge) x 630mm Overall Depth: 50mm Add 15mm to the ..
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Brand: SPI Model: SEL7153
Loft Hatch 530x745mm Metal Access Panels - Single Hatch. Description The LOFTPAN RANGE has been developed to provide an effective solution to gain access to lofts and roof space. Size: LARGE: 530 (inside hinge) x 745mm Overall Depth: 50mm Add 15mm to overall dimensions for Structural ..
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Brand: Timloc Model: 1168
Timloc Loft Hatch 560x660 - Plastic Access Hatch - Push Up - Part L The 1168 Drop In Loft Access Door provides an unobtrusive and cost effective alternative to traditional loft space access. The door has a twist action, two point closing mechanism. The 1168 loft access door has an anti draugh..
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