Our Loft loft hatches are designed and manufactured for unrestrained installation, with uncomplicated functionality, and range from a Budget Hatch to a 1 Hour Fire Rated Hatch, suitable for residential or commercial properties.


  • Fire Rating

    Access Panels can be produced with a Fire Rating or without.

    When Do I need a Fire Rated Panel?

    A Fire rated access panel is required to maintain the structural integrity of the wall or ceiling that it is to be installed in, whilst at the same time functioning as an inspection or access point.

    It is important to ensure that the panel you are installing is at least of the same fire rating as the surrounding wall or ceiling.

    There are some scenarios where a residential building will require a Fire Rated panel, for both safety and insurance purposes, for instance in a garage. If in doubt, please check with the relevant building authority.

    Do I need a 1 or 2 hour Fire Rated Panel?

    This again, depends on individual situations, but for larger properties we highly recommend a 2-hour fire rating, allowing for a longer evacuation time during an unforeseen fire.

  • Delivery

    Delivery on Panelcraft bespoke made products can range from 5-10 working days for access panels and 10-14 days for Panelcraft loft hatches.

    Our bespoke made products are non returnable.
  • Sizes

    We are able to make most bespoke panels to any required size up to 2280mm x 1200mm, and 1700mm x 600mm for Riser Doors.

    Please view our Standard Products to see if we have a stock item that will suit your requirements first.
  • Frame Options

    Access Panels can be produced with two types of frames

    Picture Frame (PF)

    A solid metal frame, ideally suited for retro fitting into a prefinished wall or ceiling. The simple, non-obtrusive design allows for a neat finish

    Beaded Frame (BF)

    The beaded frame is designed to make for a more discreet finish, designed to be installed before the wall or ceiling finish has been applied, the frame can then be skimmed over allowing the panel to blend in.


The SD is a budget steel 60-minute fire rated loft access hatch with a simplistic design.


The AT metal loft hatch is the first air tight loft hatch of its kind. Insulated to meet Part L of the building regulations.


Compression fitted, Insulated (two options) Loft Hatch with decorative frame.


The PD loft hatch has a lid hinged on short side of frame; simply twist the catch and open lid downwards.