LOFT HATCH SUMMARY
The Profab 3000 series Part “L” compliant hinge down Loft Hatch is the ultimate in simplistic design. With an ultra-smooth maintenance free white finish, the loft hatch needs no painting and projects 7mm into the ceiling space.
COMPOSITION & MANUFACTURE
The plastic frame holds a flush plastic door with a pin type hinge to one side. The door is held closed with either a twist lock (TL) or Key Lock (KL). The door opens down towards the user and is removable during installation or if damage occurs. Insulated with 105mm of EPS insulation to comply with up to date building regulations Part L1a. Supplied finished with an ultra-smooth maintenance free white finish. A 5mm gap is maintained between the door and frame.
PART L BUILDING REGULATION COMPLIANCE
The 3000 series Loft Hatch is strictly compliant to the following regulations for loft hatches:-
- Part “L” of building regulations i.e. 0.35 U-Value.
- NHBC compliant for loft hatches, including 520mm clear opening in any direction.
- UKAS accredited air infiltration test, compliant for loft hatches without addition of extra sealant to the external frame.
- Compliancy to NHBC regulations Chapter 7.2 Section D14 "to a minimum clear opening of 520mm in any direction".
- Compliancy to Building Regulations “Part L”. Air tightness tested on a positive and negative air pressure at a UKAS accredited test house without the addition of any on-site sealant between the frame and ceiling.
REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
The loft hatch insulation is CFC & HCFC free, ODP zero and compliant to Eco Homes standards of a GWP (global warming potential) rating of less than 5.
SIZES & WEIGHTS
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KEY POINTS TO NOTE
1. X and Y dimensions are outside rear frame.
2. Overall frame depth is 50mm.
3. Structural opening required for installation is (X+5mm) x (Y+5mm).
4. Clear available access when installed, with door in the open position is (X-132mm) x (Y-29mm).
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Access panel type 3000. Size 762 x 562mm single door ‘Loft Hatch’ supplied by Profab Access Limited.
The 3000 series ‘Loft Hatch’ is designed and manufactured to provide quick and easy installation with a discreet quality appearance whenfinished. Only limited modifications are available with this product due to its design.
However Profab do manufacture a wide range of access panels. Our manufacturing flexibility provides for bespoke designs, alternative sizes, locks and paintfinishes. Discussions with Profab should take place at the earliest opportunity when specifications are being considered.
Apertures should ideally be formed between the timber trusses/joists if at 600mm centres, with cross-trimmers fixed to suit selected panel. Suitable frame packing should be used at fixing points to ensure frame remains square. Typical fixing details are shown on this data sheet.
Loft ladder installations are possible with this produst and Profab should be contacted for further advice before specification or installation.
The loft door has a quarter-turn catch with an integral chamfer for a smooth closing action. A key lockable version is also available. However, a lock can be purchased at a later date, for retro fit if required (note an extension pole cannot be used with the key lock version).
Available through a network of distributors. Refer to Profab for guidance.
If there is any doubt about the information given in this data sheet or the intended product usage, then PROFAB should be consulted. We are only too pleased to advise on the use of our products. Technical representation is available at all stages of a project. In-house manufacturing enables us to offer full flexibility in product design for projects that need to meet specific design criteria.
QUALITY & DEVELOPMENT
PROFAB access panels are manufacturerd under strictly controlled quality systems and se we reserve the right to amend any of our published information and specifications deemed necessary as a part of our continuous product development and improvement policy, without prior notice.
LOFT HATCH DOWNLOADS
BS EN 1634-1:2014 – Fire resistance and smoke control tests for door and shutter assemblies, openable windows and elements of building hardware. (Equivalent to BS 476-22)
BS 476-31.1 or EN 1634-3 - Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods for measuring smoke penetration through doorset’s and shutter assemblies. Method of measurement under ambient temperature conditions
BS 9999:2017 - Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings. Code of practice (Smoke control)
BS EN 12207:2016 or BS EN 1026:2016 - Windows and doors. Air permeability. Classification
BS EN ISO 140-3:1995 & BS EN ISO 717-1:1997 – Acoustic Testing