How does a Customer place an order for an attic stairs?
Is a survey necessary before placing an order for an attic stairs?
Not in most cases. It is very rare that our attic stairs cannot be installed in a house.
What if the attic stairs cannot be fitted in your home? Is there a call-out charge?
There is no cost to the Client should the attic stairs prove unsuitable for fitting. We may suggest fitting the attic stairs in a new location but that is up to the Client.
Is there a waiting period to get your attic stairs fitted?
Usually the attic stairs can be fitted in your home within a week or ten days from receiving the order.
How long does fitting an attic stairs take?
Usually between two and four hours if the job is to be done properly.
Does fitting an attic ladder cause much mess or disruption?
A canvas sheet is always spread under the work-area to catch whatever little dust or debris may result from fitting the attic stairs.
What about making good the ceiling after the attic stairs is fitted?
This is all taken care of as part of the job. Usually the Client only needs to paint the architrave that will be fitted around the attic stair unit.
What kind of attic flooring do you fit?
The attic flooring is specifically designed for the job and consists of strong 18mm thick panels. These panels are certified as being fit-for-purpose by the Standards Authority.
Do you fit raised attic flooring?
Yes, when pipe-work or insulation needs to be avoided then we can raise the attic flooring above the existing joist-level.
Can attic flooring be fitted on the same day the attic stairs is being fitted?
Yes, and indeed this is recommended as it works out better value overall.
Can attic flooring be fitted without an attic stairs also being fitted?
Yes, although it can work out a little cheaper if both jobs are done on the same day.
How much attic flooring can be fitted in the average house?
Theoretically the entire loft-space can be floored. However the further out towards the eaves at each side it will be found that the head-height reduces rapidly making access difficult. There also tends to be more roof-struts getting in the way. For this reason it tends to be more usual to restrict the floor-area to the middle one-third of the attic-space. In the average semi-detached house this means an area of about 200 sq.ft. (say 10’x20’). The average bungalow could afford about double that area. Perhaps the most popular flooring size tends to be around 8’x10’, say the size of an average bedroom.
Can the Customer avail of the current SEAI grant if they get attic insulation installed?
Yes. We are a Registered Contractor for the scheme. The Customer can apply for the grant online. The process takes about 20 minutes and approval is immediate. The Contractor then carries out the work and the Grant money is paid 4-6 weeks later.