whoof wrote:mikeymo wrote:Phileas wrote:
They look like the most stupid design ever, to me. The point of the architrave is to cover the join between plaster and frame, it has no structural purpose at all. You can't tell what it's fixed with or to. In these days of no-nails glue and suchlike that may be the only thing holding it.
But lots of them seem to be advertised, so maybe nobody has broken their back using one. Yet.
I daresay if it's going to tear the architrave off, yours would have done so already, so it must be secure.
This is a resurrected thread. After five years their door has either fallen down or they have probably given up.
I switched to a different arrangement several years ago - a bar supported by cargo straps secured inside the loft hatch. I also have gymnastic rings hanging from this bar.
The architrave attachment works ok. Because of the way it’s designed, it clamps the architrave to the frame at the same time as hanging from it. Nevertheless, I’m much happier with my current arrangement.