Loft Ladder Buying Guide
Do you have a loft in your home? Is it accessible by using safe ladders? If not, then you should consider investing in some quality loft ladders. After all, your attic could house some essential things that you may need in the future and be able to safely and quickly access them is essential. Having worked in the industry for several years, our team here at Yorkshire Loft Ladders are on hand to provide you with some of the highest-quality loft ladders.
It might seem daunting to try and find the right ladder for your loft space, but our team is always on hand to help you in any way we can. With a vast amount of knowledge, we can help you answer the question of how to find the proper loft ladders; the answer is not straightforward; it will depend on the type of loft hatch you have, the type of ladders you are looking for and also how much you want to spend.
If you are unsure of what you need, our team can offer a no-obligation quote and site survey to help work out the best solution for your individual needs.
Where To Start Choosing Loft Ladders
Loft ladders are an essential part of accessible attic space, but they are often overlooked until it is too late. It is essential to have a safe and easy way to access your attic, whether you use it for storage or as an extra living space.
There are many different types of loft ladders on the market, so it can be tricky to know where to start when choosing the right one for your specific loft hatch. You will need to work out the correct height for your loft ladder. To do this, you need to measure from the floor right up to the very top of the roof joint. We find that most loft ladders need to be around 3m. One thing everybody forgets to measure is the loft hatch opening; we will need these measurements as well.
You need to find the right loft ladder for you and your home; finding the right ladder is not as hard as it seems. Use a professional team such as ours here at Yorkshire Loft Ladders.
Sliding Loft Ladders
The sliding loft ladder is the most common type that we install. This is because they are the most versatile; they will fit into any hatch size. They can be made to fit your home perfectly with a few adjustments.
One advantage of this ladder is that it takes up no extra space in your loft; it can be pushed back and out of the way. This is because the stiles (the side rails) are hinged, so they can be pushed back when not in use. Sliding loft ladders are also the most cost-effective option; speak to our team today to get a free quote from our team; all of our prices are quoted individually.
Concertina Loft Ladders
Concertina loft ladders are similar to sliding ones but fold rather than slide. They take up less space and can be stored in a cupboard or behind a door. They are also slightly cheaper than sliding ladders. To get a quote for your loft, make sure you speak to one of our team; we will always offer you a bespoke quote based on your requirements.
The main disadvantage of concertina ladders is that they can be more challenging to operate than sliding ones. This is because you have to pull down the ladder and then unfold it, which can be difficult if you’re not very strong.
Telescopic Loft Ladders
Telescopic loft ladders are the most expensive option but are also the easiest to use. They come with a handrail and can be extended to any length, so you don’t have to worry about them not reaching the floor.
They’re also very compact when retracted so that you can store them in a small space. Again, ask our team for a quote based on your specific loft and requirements.
Folding ladders are an excellent middle-ground option between a concertina and telescopic ladders. They’re not as expensive as telescopic ladders but are still easy to use.
They come with a handrail and can be extended to any length, but you must fold them manually when finished.
Permanent Loft Ladders
A permanent ladder might be the best option if you use your loft regularly. These are usually wood or metal and are attached to the floor joists.
They’re more expensive than other loft ladders; speak to our team to find a specific price; all of our work is priced per project; we need to assess what you need before we give you a set price.
Consider What They Will Be Used For
Once you have decided which style of loft ladder may suit you and your home, you need to think about how often they will be used; this may also impact your decision. For example, if you have a very rarely used loft and only have light storage, you don’t need to have the most expensive loft ladders on the market; you can buy a set of ladders that will suit your needs without risking safety.
Whereas if you use the room for recreational use, such as a playroom, office or games room, you will need a completely different type of ladder.
You must make sure the ladder you are using is the right strength for the weight moving up and down, including both body and product weight. Having a ladder that meets health and safety specifications is crucial.
Contact Yorkshire Loft Ladders Today For More Information
If you have any queries or questions about the perfect loft ladder for your home, please don’t hesitate to contact our experts. We are happy to help and advise you on the best possible option depending on your circumstances. Give us a call today on 0800 612 8359 to discuss the vast range of loft ladders we can offer and find the best one for you and your home.
Our main priority is the safety of everyone using the loft ladder; we do not want to risk any injury, so we will always ensure the loft ladders you choose are perfect for your needs and are also installed correctly by one of our professionals.