"Previous latch gave up on Jan 1st and this is the very day that Screwfix was shut! This meant that I had to have the loft door open on the first day of 2016. Ordered new latch (and it's 9 "Friends") and picked it up on the 2nd from my local Screwfix.
Easy enough to fit using the holes from previous latch/catch as they were identical! Hammering in those two wee panel pins a little fiddly, ie holding pins and hammering, long thin pliers a help here.
Instructions are OK though a good idea to see how hook fits onto latch manually before fitting. Diagrams OK, did not use marker/sharp thing and wee screws/panel pins should be kept safe.
Did not fit onto cupboard as per diagrams though, since I have 9 "Wee Friends" I may try!!! If I was fitting onto a wardrobe door I think I'd go for Magnetic system than this spring loaded one!"
"Only needed the one, but ended up buying the multi pack, as it was just convenient at the time and it It matched the old one. It was a quick change and working well once installed. Hopefully its long lasting and I do'nt need to use any of the other latches (got 9 if I do need to!)."
"This item surprised me with its low cost, I was expecting to pay what I thought was a fairly high price for one loft latch only to find that it was for a pack of ten which worked out at less than a £1 an item!!! This is real value for money and is a very functional item that does what it says on the box. Admittedly I don't need ten but I will keep a couple of spares and sell the rest online, problem solved."
"Very good value for money latch. The installation instructions are straightforward the only fiddly bit is getting the securing pins in place (use snipe nose pliers to hold them still). The latch works perfectly every time."
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Review 12 for Touch Latch Zinc-Plated 20mm 10 Pack
"Could not find this catch in the screw fix book so one of the very helpful Hinckley staff found it for me and added it to the order so did not realize till I got home that it was a 10 pack. went back to the Hinckley store next day for some more bits and mentioned it to the staff and they to agreed that its a pointless multi buy and refunded me for the 9 I did not want, A BIG THANKS TO THE HINCKLEY STORE STAFF.
Screwfix sort this one out a totally pointless multi buy, I've been working as an Odd Job Man for the last 13 years and this was the first time I was asked to replace one of these latches, so would I have to carry the other 9 around for the next hundred years to use them up?"
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Review 15 for Touch Latch Zinc-Plated 20mm 10 Pack
"Surely one the purposes of a loft hatch is to exclude drafts, to operate this catch you have to push it up to operate, thereby guaranting you have a gap betwwen hatch and frame, dont buy this product it is poor design."