Aluminium Ladders - from £199 fully fitted
Lightweight and easy to operate
Aluminium ladders start from only 5.3kg, so can be easily pulled down or stowed with the included pole. Our entry-level Abru Arrow 3-Section has a guide bar to keep it straight, whereas the Abru Easy Stow has an additional spring to take the weight of the ladder making stowage even easier.
Minimal Hatch Modification
If you have a flip-down hatch, it's likely that no modification will be required - though you may opt to replace the door with one which can be opened using the included ladder pole and catch. If your door is on top of your hatch and opens up the way, your door will need to be modified with hinges and a catch to fit inside the hatch and flip down to open.
Stores Flat on Loft Floor
Loft ladders slide up in 2 or 3 sections to lie flat on the loft floor. When choosing a ladder, it's important to consider the space the ladder needs to swing through in the hallway and in the loft space when stowing or retrieving it. If space is limited, other options are to choose a telescopic ladder or to move the hatch location.
Wooden Loft Ladders - from £399 fully fitted
Wooden loft ladders come pre-fitted into their own hatch and the whole unit is installed in one go. The hatch opening is about 1200mm long, allowing plenty of room to access the loft, even if carrying large suitcases or other bulky items. Since the ladder stows in the hatch door and not on the loft floor like an aluminium ladder, overall you lose less floor space than with an aluminium ladder.
Loft ladders are heavy, especially well constructed ones! MidMade loft ladders feature a carefully calibrated spring balanced or gas piston operated mechanism which balances the weight of the loft ladder when opening and closing. This means that once you open the lock, the ladder system will open just enough for you to pull down the ladder with no risk of injury. When closing, once the ladder is folded back into position, the user only needs to apply a small of pressure to push the open system back into its ‘ajar’ position, the rest of the operation is completed with the operating handle.
Tread Safety and Comfort
Ascending and descending ladders carries with it inherent risks. Wooden loft ladders feature extra deep grooved treads for maximum grip and comfort - even in slippers! Our top of the range MidMade timber treads are 87mm deep and 400mm wide - much more comfortable than the narrow D-shaped rungs found on aluminium ladders, and deeper than most other wooden ladders.
Hatch Enlargement - from £99
If your hatch feels a bit small when trying to get in and out or when storing larger items such as suitcases, why not extend it slightly to give a little more room. We can replace your flip-down hatch with a larger one (726x566mm) or with an MDF door for larger sizes.
New Hatch Opening - from £149
We can help you choose a new location and fit a new, insulated and easy to open plastic hatch to provide easy access to your loft. This does not include any work to your existing opening. To disappear a hatch as if it was never there see our Hatch Move - from £249.
Hatch Move - from £249
Fill in your existing hatch and insert a new one in a new location. This may be required when your hatch has been installed in a location that makes it unsuitable for your preferred ladder choice. The ladder may not fit in the hallway in a way that allows you easy access, or it may clash with the timber trusses in the roof when you try to stow it. Either way, we can easily move your hatch - and in less time than you might think.
To discuss any of these options please contact us or book a survey at a time that suits you. We bring our own ladders and take laser measurements inside your loft to quickly size up your flooring options. Surveys usually take less than 30mins and quotes are sent out within 48hrs.