For many, your loft may be somewhat of an afterthought when considering the rooms in your home, a place to store old boxes and general items you don’t need in your day-to-day life. If this is the case, it’s likely that you’ve not invested in a good quality loft ladder and therefore getting in and out might be a bit of a nightmare. 
If you want to quickly and easily access your loft, you’ll need to invest in a high-quality loft ladder to make sure you have a suitable way of getting up there. 
Which loft ladder is right for you? 
Not only are there various different types of loft ladders, but the material also has to be considered when making your choice. Most ladders are made from aluminium or timber, but each has its own pros and cons. 
While more expensive, wooden loft ladders are the way to go if you are after some added sturdiness and stability. Otherwise, if you are only accessing your loft occasionally, you might prefer the lightweight and easy-to-use aluminium style. After you’ve decided on your material next is the design style. 
Sliding loft ladders 
Typically split into 2 or 3 sections that are securely connected with catches to allow them to be extended. These are an effective solution to get into your loft safely and conveniently as they are lightweight and easy to operate. They are simple to install and work with a range of different hatch sizes. 
Also under the sliding style, the concertina ladder is compact and ideal for houses and lofts with limited space as they are stored directly above the hatch allowing for extra floor space inside the loft. 
These minimalist extendable ladders can collapse away and be easily stored with even less space than the Concertina-style. With individual locking mechanisms on each rung to secure them at any height giving you more freedom with various loft heights. 
Homes are constantly getting smarter and why should your loft access be any different! Gone are the days of manually opening your hatch and retrieving the ladder with a pole, the electric ladder is the most modern and therefore expensive design style to provide an advanced solution with remote-controlled ease and convenience. 
Whether you want to book a survey, get a quote or simply ask any questions on Loft Ladders or anything else related to all things loft – do get in touch. 
The Loft Access Company have over 22 years’ experience in all things loft related - including installing loft insulation. If have any other questions or would like to book in a no-obligation survey, please get in touch. Thank you for reading! 
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