Cutting new loft hatch

9 Jul 2023
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United Kingdom
I'm having to move my loft hatch due to the existing one being directly under a support beam, but I wanted to check I am planning it correctly as the new hatch will go across the joists rather than with them. I am installing trimmers that are double the width of the existing joists(2 pieces of the same dimensions), which will have joining plates on top, and screwed in at both ends.

And I have already tested for Asbestos, in both the ceiling material and the loose insulation.

Image 1 - This was just to show that the roof is supported by three main beams round the outside.


Image 2 - More context, some wall positioning marked in blue.


Image 3 - Blue is the walls, red is the loft hatch hole I will cut, and green is the trimmers I plan to install

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