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Metal Hatchframe
Metal Hatchframe
This metal-plated concrete ceiling has a hole in it for trapdoors.
Decay time
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 166 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Metal/PrimalItemStructure_MetalCeilingWithTrapdoor.PrimalItemStructure_MetalCeilingWithTrapdoor'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
18 EP
Crafting XP
32.8 XP
Required stations
Purchased in
110 × Molds (Mobile) Molds (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)

The Metal Hatchframe is the third available hatchframe. A hatchframe functions as a ceiling, providing protection from the elements and giving bonuses to hypo- and hyperthermic insulation, but with the addition of a hole to allow entrance and exit.


A Metal Hatchframe can be placed on any Metal Foundation Foundation, Metal Fence Foundation Fence Foundation, Metal Ceiling Ceiling (with the exception of the Thatch Roof Thatch Roof), Metal Wall Wall, or another hatchframe.
A Metal Trapdoor Trapdoor can be placed in the hole and locked to provide a way to restrict access to the structure while still allowing you and your tribemates a way through.
A hatchframe requires support from a nearby foundation or pillar in order to be placed. The hatchframe can only be placed up to 2 ceilings away in any direction on the x or y-axis, and up to 1 ceiling away diagonally from a wall or another ceiling that is directly above a connected foundation or pillar. The hatchframes on the far ends of this setup will not be able to support walls.


  • The insulation provided by a house is not affected by hatchframes, whether the trapdoor is open, closed, or missing.
  • If a hatchframe is destroyed, any building pieces that rely on it for support will be destroyed as well. If it was destroyed via the demolish option, no resources will be refunded for these extra building pieces.

The Metal Ramp Metal Ramp, Sloped Metal Roof Sloped Metal Roof, Metal Ceiling Metal Ceiling, Metal Hatchframe Metal Hatchframe, and Metal Windowframe Metal Windowframe share the same paint regions.


For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring Dye, Paintbrush Paintbrush, or Spray Painter Spray Painter pages.

Metal Hatchframe PaintRegion1

Region 1:

Metal Hatchframe PaintRegion2

Region 2:
Support Bars

X mark

Region 3 is not used
for this Object.

Metal Hatchframe PaintRegion4

Region 4:
Decorative Plates

Metal Hatchframe PaintRegion5

Region 5:

X mark

Region 6 is not used
for this Object.