Loft door hardware

I wonder if anyone has suggestions with regard to a company that does loft door hinges and latches?
Did a loft ladder for someone recently and they bought a 3 section loft ladder for me to fit. Fitted the drop-down doorway, and the latch assembly provided with the ladder was pretty neat - and simple. It had an eye on the customer side into which the pole slotted, and on the blind side was a simple little catch. When the pole (and eye) was turned it physically moved a little lever which was physically bolted behind the eye. Nice and simple design, very effective.
Subsequently I've got another loft door to do and it is a different loft ladder which comes with a latch assembly that is pants. That latch won't fit the access area and I'm having to improvise.
I've been all round the DIY sheds in the local area and I can't find this previous design at all. I presume someone somewhere must make this combined eye and latch assembly. No amount of googling has turned up what I'm looking for.
Ideas anyone?
Andrew
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On Sat, 23 Aug 2003 19:51:40 +0100, Andrew McKay

How about Drews in Reading. They have an extensive range of ironmongery and even if they don't have stock will order for you.
I would wait until all the creatures have dispersed from the noise festival, though... :-)
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wrote:

Hadn't come across Drews before - thanks for pointing it out!
Reading isn't usually on my stamping ground, though the odd visit to B&Q (with respirator) does happen.
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Use a 'touch latch' to hold the hatch closed
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