Roof Hatches

Surespan Inc are a leading manufacturer of rooftop access solutions. We can custom make roof hatches to any size and for a variety of applications. From access to a rooftop terrace to large plant removal or maintenance hatches. They can be horizontal sliding, powered opening for easy operation, fire rated and even glazed hatches. All roof doors are thermally broken and insulated for the best performance and weathertight construction.

Fire rated school hatch

Texas Kileen ISD Elementary

A range of fire rated roof hatches with sureguard handrailing were supplied to Killeen East/West Ward Elementary School, Texas.

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Custom Double Doors

Kielder Observatory in the UK, worked with Surespan to create these custom doors for the observation telescope

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Sureguard Handrail

Roof Hatch and Mounted Hand Rails

Roof access for University of Birmingham with integrated ladder up post and external guard rail.

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Double Door Roof Hatch

Custom made double door equipment hatch for National Oil Well.

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sliding access

Sliding Roof Hatch

Sliding roof access hatches offer a great alternative to hinged

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Staircase Access Hatch

Used with a staircase this custom electric opening hatch allowed easy access to the roof for servicing.

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Custom made to order

All our roof hatches can be made to suit your project requirements.


3″ Insulation as standard with a thermally broken design.


Rated to IP66 for protection against dust and water ingress. Weathertightness Class A7.

Fire Rating

Optional fire rating up to 4 hours to EN 1634-4 or 90 Minutes to UL-EU.

Acoustic Rating

25dB Rated as standard or optional 45dB enhanced.


Our Roof Hatches can be manufactured to suit your project requirements, find a brief specification below.

Product Downloads

Roof Hatch product downloads including data sheets, drawings and BIM models.


Most frequent questions our customers ask.

Yes! We can custom make roof hatches and egress doors to suit any size from small personnel and residential access to plant and equipment hatches! These can be as offered single or multipart lids.

We can offer powered opening hatches at any size. This can be operated by a key switch or push button and are ideal for large sizes or anywhere that wishes to make the process of climbing out of a hatch as simple and safe as possible. As standard, they are gas spring assisted opening which offers fingertip opening of the lid with a hold open stay to prevent from accidental closure.

As standard, our manual opening hatches come with an external handle that can be fitted with a padlock, internal padlock latch and a slam action cablock. Alternatively, they can be provided with a key locking deadlock.

We have a range of retractable loft ladders that can be specified with our roof hatches. The minimum size we recommend is 40″ x 40″ with the ladders suitable for a floor to ceiling height up to 11′-1″. For ladders over 11′, we can offer a custom made ladder with ceiling door suitable for up to 15′. This can also be electrically operated or fire rated as needed.

Our roof hatches can be offered with a Sureguard handrail with a self-closing gate. This is fixed to the curb of the hatch so no roof penetration is required. The guardrail can be powder coated to any color to improve visibility.

All of our hatches are sold with 3” insulation and fully thermally broken. They are manufactured to high standards. There is a standard curb liner to flash up the side of and a 12” curb.

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Our most prestigious worldwide projects.

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