A suitable loft ladder can be a great difficulty to find in residences with a sloped ceiling loft hatch.
This problem can be compounded when the hatch is positioned over a staircase.
This was exactly the problem faced by Michael Hall, who needed an easy to operate loft ladder to provide safe access to the loft space in his home.
A heavy, cumbersome wooden sliding ladder was originally fitted to the loft floor behind the hatch. This large unit took up a significant amount of space within Michael’s loft when stowed.
The best option for Michael was to replace this unit with a robust and easy to operate concertina ladder.
The Elite Vertical loft ladder was chosen due to its counter-balance system, which makes it safe and easy to operate.
The robust Elite is designed for heavy duty use (rated to 200kg per tread).
The Elite Vertical could be adapted to suit Michael’s needs. Michael’s ladder was specially manufactured with just 7 treads, giving it the optimal tread rise and angle.
It was also designed with slightly narrower treads (300mm wide instead of 350mm) to ensure it did not hit the balustrade.
Michael said, “I am delighted with the ladder. The operation is easy and the ladder is sturdy and well-engineered – exactly what I was looking for.”