Average Labour Cost/Price to Fit/Replace Loft Ladder/Hatch

To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…

(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

Average Cost/Price to Fit Loft Hatch/Ladder (including video introduction

loft ladder and hatch

Job 1
Fitting a loft ladder without altering the hatch will take a chap half a day which should include collecting the new ladder.……..labour £75, ladder…….£50, total……….£125.00

Job 2
Hinging the cover and then fitting a ladder, (assuming the cover is suitable), this should still only take him his half day plus a hinge kit……………£135.00

Job 3
Enlarging the hatch and fitting a proprietary hatch and wooden ladder assembly. This will take one man a day and the whole assembly, delivered to your door costs about £130.

(I just googled them). So with a bit of timber he will have to buy……… £300.00

Material Information

Timber Loft Ladder and Hatch £150.00
3 Section Aluminium Loft Ladder £60.00
2 Section Aluminium Loft Ladder £35.00
Loft Access Door £30.00

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A Price Guide and Information Sheet on the Cost of Fitting a Loft Ladder/Hatch

The primary function of all loft ladders is to either mash (wooden ladders), or remove the tops of (metal ladders), your fingers. The only exception to this rule is for concertina type ladders, which perform both operations with consummate ease.

Sometimes, you even manage to get into the loft!

However, if we are to store the cat box and our Christmas decorations out of harms way, we do need access to the loft and frequent visitors up there, fed up with hoiking the ladder out of the shed all the time, usually resort to getting a permanent ladder fixed.

There are 3 ways of doing this.

Leave the existing hatch as it is and fit a ladder.

Adapt the hatch cover to hinge downwards and then fit a ladder.

Fit an integral hatch and ladder assembly.

The first 2 processes require enough room for the new ladder to swing out of the loft and
settle nicely on the landing.

The third process usually means an enlarged loft hatch.

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