When it comes to choosing the right type of loft ladder, it can be difficult knowing what is best for your home. There are multiple factors you need to consider such as the size of your loft entrance, the distance of your entrance from the ground, and the functionalities that you would expect from your ladder. With all that in mind we have a budget friendly sliding ladder that will tick all of your boxes.
Our aluminium sliding ladder is one of the most common and popular types of ladders for lofts. In part this is because they are generally cheaper and easier to install than other types of loft ladders like folding ladders. It is the simplicity of their design that makes them cheaper than their counterparts, but this does not compromise on their quality.
Essentially, they work in the same way as an extension ladder, with two or more ladder sections that slide past each other and lock into place. Due to them extending straight down, sliding loft ladders are sometimes referred to as space saving loft ladders.
This ladder is installed supported by the loft boarding and the mouth of the aperture within the loft. Therefore, as these ladders are mounted to the floor of the loft, you will need to think about your floor-to-floor height when choosing the most suitable model. It is available as either a two-section or three-section model, the only difference between them being the three-section is shorter and better suited for properties with a lower-pitched roof. Given their design, they can operate within the smallest of opening sizes, so they are frequently used in modern homes.
As well as aluminium, BPS Access Solutions also offers sliding wooden loft ladders. Both materials can fit a number of different interior aesthetics. An aluminium sliding ladder is normally the most common choice, as it offers the strength to support a weight load of up to 150kgs, whilst also being light enough to extend and retract easily. Being lightweight is an important benefit for many homeowners looking for convenient everyday use from their loft ladder.
With a spring-loaded retraction mechanism, sliding ladders can be easily accessed and put away by nearly any member of the family whether they are young or old. As long as proper safety measures are adhered to, this sliding ladder is the best type of ladder on the market when it comes to ease of use. This type of loft ladder does not come with a loft hatch supplied, but it can come with a kit that allows you to convert your existing loft hatch into a hinged one. For added security and support when using your new ladder, you will also have your sturdy red handrail that comes with your purchase completely free.
Contact BPS Access Solutions today if you have any questions or queries about sliding loft ladders or ladders in general. Our friendly team are on hand to help you find the right ladder to suit your loft and anyone who needs to use it.