Can I fit my own loft ladder?
Installing a loft ladder would be a simple DIY task if it were at ground level – but it’s not. Before installing one yourself you need to consider your skills, your equipment and your experience. If you possess all of these, and the drive to install one yourself, then there is nothing to stop you.
What size ladder do I need for a loft?
To work out the correct height of loft ladder you will require, measure from the floor of your landing to the top of your roof joints, to the floor of your loft. Most loft ladders will reach up to 3m. Don’t forget to measure the dimensions of your loft hatch too, as you’ll need this information too.
How hard is it to install a loft ladder?
On the face of it loft ladders appear simple to install. They’re usually supplied as a complete kit, with the ladder integrated into the hatch, and the hatch tucked neatly into the box. All you need to do is securely attach the box into your rafters, make small adjustments and decorate afterwards.
How big does a loft hatch need to be for a loft ladder?
For example, if you measure that you can make a loft opening with maximum dimensions of 1100 mm x 600 mm then you will know that a loft ladder with a supplied hatch size of 1000 mm x 500 mm will fit. Whereas one with a hatch size of 1000 mm x 650 mm will not.
What angle should a loft ladder be?
The angle of the ladder (61 degrees when deployed, to prevent it from becoming too steep) The potential of the rungs to bend under pressure.
Are concertina loft ladders safe?
All of our concertina loft ladders are manufactured to the highest standards to provide strength, rigidity, durability and safety. Furthermore, they are suitable for use in a wide range of commercial and residential applications.
Is it illegal to not have a loft hatch?
It’s a legal requirement that there is roof access to any loft space in a building. In a building of three or more stories, there is also a legal requirement for the access hatch to be fire resistant for at least 30 minutes.
Are telescopic loft ladders any good?
If you have height and storage space restrictions, then a telescopic loft ladder is a useful sliding alternative. This metal ladder type is durable and able to withstand tough usage with ease. The operation is very simply with a single button press to release each tread and lock it into position.
How good are telescopic loft ladders?
They’re ideal for small, tight spaces Telescopic loft ladders are praised for their space-saving properties. In fact, they require virtually no clearance space or storage space in your loft and also need minimal landing space.