Loft Boarding Scotland approached Premier Loft Ladders requiring a loft ladder suitable for providing safe and easy access to the loft of a period home in Elie, Fife.
However, the high ceiling and small loft opening presented an issue and ruled out many loft ladders. The solution was the compact Ecco concertina loft ladder, which stepped up the challenge, to the delight of homeowners Ian and Dianne.
Loft Boarding Scotland and Premier Loft Ladders already had a successful working relationship before the project, so Andrew Johnson (company Director and Founder) had no doubts over who to contact for their project.
The requirement was for access to a loft in a period property, which benefited from high ceilings of 2.85m. However, the location of the loft hatch was in a small area of hallway, measuring just 1143mm long by 1034mm wide. As such, the new loft ladder needed to be compact enough to fit within the small foot-print.
Another requirement of the new loft ladder was ease-of-use. A big problem with the existing loft ladder was that it was heavy and difficult to use. Therefore, the replacement needed to be simple to operate.
“The problem with the existing ladder was that the ladder itself was very old. It was heavy, it was cumbersome and it was difficult to operate.”
Ian and Dianne
Finally, safety was an important consideration to the home owners, Ian and Dianne. As such, Loft Boarding Scotland wanted a ladder that featured at least one handrail (ideally two) and wide non-slip treads. Also, it was essential that the ladder was robust and stable.
After reviewing the options available to Loft Boarding Scotland, the Ecco concertina loft ladder was chosen. The reason for this decision was the high quality and compact design of the aluminium concertina ladder. Furthermore, the hatch box and ladder are made-to-measure. As such, the Ecco perfectly fit the particularly tight constraints for this project.
In addition, the counter-balance spring system means that the hatch door is safe and easy to open. Also, extending and closing the ladder is spring assisted.
The Ecco also fulfilled the requirement of the wide treads for the ladder. At 330mm wide, the non-slip treads provide a comfortable footing for stepping up into the loft. In addition, it was specified with two telescopic handrails for this project.
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