another loft hatch :)

25 Sep 2014
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Apologies for another loft hatch thread but can't work out exactly what to with mine from the previous. Below are photos from my loft, from below and above.


As you can see the current loft hatch is pretty small and have to access with the ladder against the banister as the wall on the far right of the pic prevents access this way.

I want the loft hatch moved so that it's more like this


Below is a pic of the hatch area from above


and here is a picture, where green are the current beams, the black square is the current hatch, the red line is a bigger beam over the top of the others, and the red dashed box is the position of the desired hatch.


The beams are 4 x 2 set 40 cms apart. The wall that is blocking the ladder at present is a solid wall. The other walls around the hatch are stud.

I'm concerned about cutting two adjacent beams as from reading previous threads this is not a good idea.

Any ideas/help/advice much appreciated.

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bump up. After a winter overseas I'm now home and hoping to get on with job this week.

Any help much appreciated

Can you use the joist at the top of the red dotted line as part of your new frame? If so, you're not changing anything structural and just moving the hatch space within the same area.

I'd run a length of timber parallel to the "big red" bit of timber so you're connecting them all together.

can you add some decking up there? That will help join all the joists together and give you some storage space.

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