Having plenty of storage is an asset and the opportunity to add extra should not be wasted in my opinion. The raised floor section gave such an opportunity. I havent decided what to store there yet, some people store fruit and vegetables as its dark and cool, others store shoes and some keep tools and spare parts.
The hatch frame is available from below. I have to add it is a little expensive as its very simple injection molded pvc (made from low cost tooling). However, once fitted its sturdy enough.
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