Gorter® roof hatches and roof access combinations are recognized in construction industries around the world as being the safest, highest quality and most convenient roof access solutions available. In addition to an industry first warranty of 10 years on roof hatches, all Gorter roof access combinations are now certified by the world renowned testing and certification body, TÜV NORD.
Through use of the highest quality, most durable fire rating materials, Gorter has now increased the standard fire rating of our Roof and Floor hatches from EI 60 to EI 120, 120minutes as per AS1530-4.
Gorter Roof and Floor hatches have been tested and are certified to reach a minimum fire rating of 120 minutes (EI 120) as per Australian, European and International standard. All fire rated products are supplied with the relevant supporting documentation and certificates.
Designed and constructed for safe access to lift engine and plant rooms, the extra wide Gorter Scissor Stair Attic Ladder type XL has been developed. The XL scissor stair has been designed to comply with the main clauses of AS1657-1992 and thus satisfies the general intent of the standard which is to provide means of safe access.
Transform your unused roof space and enjoy the sunshine and views from your very own roof terrace. Whether used for entertaining guests, gazing at the stars or having a quiet drink, a roof terrace stands to be a great asset to your new or existing home.
The successful design of a roof terrace or garden is based on adequate planning and consideration. Firstly, a certified construction engineer must determine that the roof is structurally strong enough to carry the weight of a roof hatch and any other items. The roof must sometimes be clad to prevent damage to the water tight membrane or flashing often applied to the roof surface. If you are planning to plant vegetation on your roof terrace, you may be required to use extra drains to prevent pooling of water.
Mounting a roof hatch in combination with scissor stairs - attic ladders can cause safety and technical problems in the passage between ceiling and roof. Vertical mounted steps will be rejected as being unsafe.
Gorter supplies extensions for all Gorter types of scissor stairs - attic ladders with the exception of type Small. Gorter patented extensions are installed on top of the scissor stairs - attic ladders and offer an integral solution for roof access through a roof hatch. Gorter extensions are tested and safety approved according to European labour safety regulations. Gorter extensions will show no difference in use with Gorter scissor stairs - attic ladders.