What size does the hatch opening need to be?
The hatch opening needs to be 450mm by 570mm (600mm for ladder models 11ft and over). More information and dimensions, including climbing angle etc. can be found in our ‘Fact Sheets’ tab on the product page.
How much does the ladder weigh?
This varies between the models but anywhere from 14kg, for the 8ft model and 22 kg for the 12ft model.
Is it possible to fit this ladder where the loft hatch must lifts up into the loft space?
Unfortunately not. The ladder itself sits in the loft space directly above the door, so there is no room. A swing-down door will be required or you can use our free hatch conversion kit (supplied with ladder) to convert an existing push up door.
Can I purchase extra treads to make the ladder longer?
Yes you can. Our Concertina Loft Ladder can be extended to a maximum of 12ft. Please give us a call to discuss further.
How easy is the Concertina Loft Ladder to fit?
Out of all the loft ladders we supply, it is by far the quickest to install. The ladder itself comes fully assembled so all you need to do is screw the backboard in to the joist or joist sized timber.
Tip: If installing on your own, it may be beneficial to fit a temporary baton to take the weight of the ladder, making it easier to screw in to place.
My floor to ceiling is lower than 8ft, will the ladder still work?
Yes, you can use the ladder at any height below this. If the ladder is too long for your ceiling height, you can simply remove the desired amount of treads to correct this.
The treads on my ladder aren’t parallel to the floor, is this correct?
This is correct. The treads on the ladder are designed to angle inwards slightly to make climbing the ladder easier. If you feel they are angled too much, you can either remove a tread to make the ladder shorter (meaning the treads will rotate around more) or you can change the angle in which the ladder is set at.
What angle does the ladder need to be set at?
The optimal angle is between 65° and 80°.