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.
Youngman Eco S-Line - £399 fitted
The Youngman Eco S-Line is our entry-level wooden loft ladder. The solid spruce build with 21mm timbers gives it a solid feel, and doweled joints make it especially robust when compared to inferior lookalikes. The spring-loaded counterbalance mechanism allows a smooth operation of the ladder and reduces the effort required. The loft hatch has a clean, white finish or if you want to paint, varnish or clad it the hinges are hidden making it easy. The Eco S-line comes with a push/pull rod, a handrail and can be extended to a market-leading 3.51m with the optional extension piece.
MidMade LEX-30 - £585 fitted
MidMade Loft Ladders are among the finest in the world. For home environments, the LEX 30 combines Swedish quality with first class design and functionality. The compact loft ladder is manufactured from slow grown spruce and is known around the world for its strong design, durability and easy fitting. In the closed position, it does not take up space in the loft. Hatches are available in two sizes: 540mm x 1130mm and 670mm x 1130mm.
MidMade LEX-70 - £605 fitted
With almost twice the insulating capability of the LEX-30, this ladder is more suitable in locations of extreme temperatures. With the same Swedish quality with first class design and functionality that meets high elegance and stability requirements, this compact loft ladder is manufactured from the same slow grown spruce. Hatches for the LEX-30 are also available in two sizes: 540mm x 1130mm and an extra wide 700mm x 1130mm, handy if using to fill an existing hatch hole which is larger than the 540mm wide ladder.
New Hatch - from £149
We can fit a new, insulated and easy to open plastic hatch to provide easy access to your loft for many years to come. All our work is covered by a 5 year guarantee.
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.
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 quickly move your hatch in only a couple of hours.
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.