Raising loft ladder hinge

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  1. ianb1965

    ianb1965

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    Hi all

    Re-laying loft insulation in part of the house as there was next to none there. Loft ladder is screwed to a joist height batten - so about 10 cm deep and when it’s pushed up it rested on a length of plywood screwed to the joists. But now I’m putting down a top layer of insulation 17cm deep. So how do I bring the loft ladder hinge high enough so that it clears the insulation and can rest on a new board I’ll put above the insulation? Do I just screw a 17cm thick batten on top of the existing one and attach the hinge to the top of that? And if so where on earth do a get a piece of wood that thick...and screws that long? Am I missing a simpler option?

    Thanks all.
     
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    If you need to build it up use a few pieces of 2 x 3", screw the first one down to the joist and the next one screwed to that one and so on.

    Cls timber works out around 45mm thick so 4 of those and you'd clear your 170mm height.

    Would the ladder still clear through the hatch with the hinge height increase
     
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    Hadn’t thought about using multiple pieces of timber. Makes sense. I’m fairly sure it will still fit but will check.

    Thanks for your quick reply - really appreciate it.
     
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