Loft hatch stretched

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by rodrialcazar, Oct 2, 2021.

  1. rodrialcazar

    rodrialcazar New Member


    I just got a new loft hatch installed. As you can see in the pic, the plastic of the hatch has been fitted very tensed/stretched and with gaps between its plastic and the surrounded wood, with all the screws only screwed mid-way to secure the plastic.

    From a non-professional perspective, the plastic model used seems to be too small for the hatch. Can you advise if this is OK? Should have the hatch gap been enlarged to fit a bigger model?


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  2. nigel willson

    nigel willson Screwfix Select

    Does look as though there is a bit of stretch. Could be be sorted with a few ply packers would have thought
  3. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    What does the hatch look like when closed, are the gaps and margins looking ok? If so, don't worry, though it could have had a packer or two next to the fixing screws but it's not the end of the world.
  4. rodrialcazar

    rodrialcazar New Member

    Thanks. I don't think there are gaps or magins when closed, to be honest. They have come back and say that it's better like this for insulation...

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