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Moving an attic door.

  • 03-10-2022 11:13pm
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    We recently purchased a house, and would like to install a wardrobe in one of the bedrooms. Unfortunately the attic access door is located within the ceiling area where we would like to install the wardrobe. Our preference is for ceiling to floor wardrobes, so this would mean we would lose access to the attic. Is there much work involved in moving the attic access to another corner of the room? Any ballpark estimate on cost, before we go looking for quotes?


  • Registered Users Posts: 507 ✭✭✭mike_2009

    Is there a fixed ladder or how do you access when opened? You'll need a new location that will fit between the rafters, and allow enough headroom to get up, somewhere in the middle 1/3 of the roof if possible. Will the bed get in the way then? Also watch out for pipes, cables etc that could get in the way. I'm in a row of houses and some attic openings are in the bedroom and some are on the landing! The top of stairs is to be avoided as you could tumble the whole way down! So it's create new opening, move ladder, close old opening and seal/paint - might be foil backed plasterboard up there, then reinsulate. You might be able to reuse the new opening plasterboard/insulation. I'm more looking at it from a DIY point of view, no idea of cost but it shouldn't take more than a day? The trick is finding the right place to open the new hole with obstructions above and below to take into account.