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Loft ladder advice please

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shoom Wed 19-Feb-14 11:19:28

I have a loft hatch but no ladder. Due to the proximity of the loft hatch to the top banister, there's a potential drop over the banister straight to the ground floor (banister overlooking the bottom step). So I want a ladder with hand rails or similar. Moving the hatch within the hall may not help due to the layout.

Any advice on what to buy and who to fit it? I see there are companies who do both.

OnePlanOnHouzz Wed 19-Feb-14 12:53:40

I got one from screw fix - it's wooden with a sturdy handrail . Was a handyman job ! Took an afternnon.

PigletJohn Wed 19-Feb-14 18:35:54

the wooden ones feel sturdier and more secure than the aluminium ones, but they are heavier. Try to operate a demonstration one before you choose.

If you have taller ceilings than most modern houses (about 8'6") you may need an extra long one (my ceiling are 3m so I do)

FrankUnderwood Thu 20-Feb-14 18:40:07

I have an aluminium one with a long handrail along the stairs side.

shoom Thu 20-Feb-14 19:18:27

Thanks everyone, PigletJohn that's really useful to know.

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