Two of our most popular loft products are the Telesteps 60324 Compact Loft Ladder and our Made to Measure Loft Hatch. It's particularly great when we sell them together, proving they are a great solution for that problem loft hatch.
Customer Case Studies
When your Health & Safety advisor states that your ladder equipment is no longer fit for purpose, it's time to find another solution. Pendeford Housewares spoke to Ladderstore and we provided everything they needed to be working at height safely.
Our customer Corporate Moves provides relocating, installing and recycling services for organisations across the UK. Regularly using containers for storage, they required a solution that would enable them to reach containers on multiple levels. Our Mobile Double Decker Access Platform solved the problem.
Smith of Derby, leaders in clock making & maintaining for over 150 years, recently purchased some Zarges Skymaster Ladders from Ladderstore to assist with the access to clocks on towers and buildings.
Considering the popularity of using the loft as a way of increasing storage space in the home, most houses are built with small loft access hatches. It's not always possible to make the loft opening bigger, therefore for Jason, the Telesteps 60324 loft ladder was the perfect solution.
Access to a mezzanine floor is not always as simple as a standard loft ladder, especially for a business. We recently provided a heavy duty ladder solution to Changos Burrito Bar who were struggling to provide safe access for their staff.
It's not always the case that a standard ladder will solve every access problem. In the case of one of our recent customers, the Youngman Telescopic Ladder has provided access to a particuarly awkward loft hatch.
January is definitely loft ladder month here at Ladderstore, and with the many types of loft ladder now available, Mr Porter decided to banish his step ladders to the garage and buy a proper loft access solution.
We recently wrote an article about vehicle access safety for National Lorry Week. In particular we discussed how to prevent being one of the 2,000 people who fall from vehicles each year. Stephen at Yorkshire Timber Engineering contacted us to tell us how the Loadstep Vehicle Access Ladder had made accessing their vehicles easier.
The Youngman Eco S Line Extra Tall Timber Loft Ladder is already a favourite in the office (a few of us have one at home) but it's always reassuring to hear our customers singing its praises too.
In the world of loft ladders, unfortunately there isn't a 'one size fits all' solution. Luckily, there are plenty of options available for all requirements. The Youngman Telescopic Loft Ladder is one such solution.
A common problem for warehouses with racking and narrow aisles is how they access the highest shelves safely. An independent plumbing & heating merchant found the solution at Ladderstore.
Working with electricity at height means using non-conductive glass fibre ladders. Paddock Wood Masonic Hall addressed this requirement by purchasing a set of Lyte Heavy Duty Glass Fibre Platform Stepladders from Ladderstore.
Safety should be a priority for every company working at height. North West supply company Graphic Design Supplies addressed an issue they had in their warehouse with a mobile warehouse step from Ladderstore.
Tree Surgeon company Maydencroft Ltd chose the Youngman Trade 200 Extension Ladder from Ladderstore to provide safe access when inspecting and pruning trees at height.
To complete a 7 month house renovation project, Mr Dickinson purchased the Werner 2 Section Timber Folding Loft Ladder from Ladderstore.com.
"As part of the renovation project we opened up the attic area with a much larger loft hatch that was made by our builders. I was unable to find a complete loft hatch and ladder set that fitted. I searched through a number of internet sites and came across Ladderstore."
Accessing stock in confined spaces is a common problem for a lot of our customers. Every warehouse is different. Ladderstore provided the ideal solution to a specialist supplier of washdown and cleaning systems.
PGM Carpentry Contractors recently purchased several Hopstar Folding Hop-Up Work Platforms from Ladderstore to help with some kitchen fitting contracts.
We were recently approached by Carillion Rail to provide a bespoke solution for accessing construction vehicles. The Klime-Ezee Split Level Mobile Step solved their access problems.
Leading car care specialist Autobrite Direct recently purchased a set of 10 Tread Klime-Ezee Industrial Mobile Warehouse Steps to provide access to stock in their warehouse. They opted for the walk through side so that they could reach the mezzanine floor storage area.
We recently provided a vertical access solution to Wilson Bros of Sheffield who are working with Doncaster Market to provide access above the market stalls.
Magical Events are an award winning Giant Hat Tipi & Bell Tent hire company. When they were recently in need of a variety of ladders to help erect their tents, they approached Ladderstore.
One of our regular customers is South East heating engineers, Swale Heating. They have recently rolled out two of our popular products to their engineers, so we spoke to Bianca, H&S Assistant to see how Ladderstore have solved their problem.
Our Ladder Log Inspection System is used in a variety of different sectors to ensure safety when working at height. One of our customers is Servest Group Limited. A leading facilities management provider employing more than 16,000 people over 6,000 sites across the UK.
London Executive Aviation provide private jet charter, sales and aircraft management at multiple bases around London. We were were recently contacted by Chris Cohen, Licenced Aircraft Engineer who needed a solution to an aircraft access problem.
Greencut Horticulture Ltd provide tree care and environmental services in the South East of England. Pruning and trimming of hedgerows and smaller trees, and canopy access makes up a large part of their workload. The Zarges Skymaster ladder provided by Ladderstore has simplified these jobs.
One of our customers was struggling with storage options in his small cottage. After speaking to our bespoke ladder expert, Jacky, a Rolling Ladder was found to be the ideal solution.
At Ladderstore we are contacted by a lot of retailers with warehouse and logistical requirements. Mainly requiring access to high racking locations in areas with space limitations. Supremo is one such company.
Limelight Presentation Systems have recently constructed a multipurpose storage and work space area for their expanding moving light hire stock. However they needed a way to be able to reach the numerous lighting solutions they have available for hire. The Klime-Ezee Mobile Warehouse Step was the solution.
Penlan Farm provides the ingredients to Burns Pet Nutrition. They also operate regular farm tours using a tractor and agricultural trailer. To provide safe access onto the trailer, Ladderstore have provided the ideal vehicle access solution.
The Burwell Windmill is currently being restored by the team at Burwell Museum. A Ladderstore ladder has provided safe and easy access to the top of the mill.
"We needed a ladder to provide safe and easy access to the cap of the windmill we are restoring. As the cap is curved, we needed a bent ladder to suit. Those who have used it so far have been very pleased with how much easier it makes working on the top of the mill" said Colin Marshall of Burwell Museum & Windmill.
British Athletics recently purchased a Zarges Industrial Skymaster Ladder from Ladderstore to help provide High Speed Internet at the London Anniversary Games at Horse Guards Parade.
"The Zarges Industrial Skymaster Ladder was purchased to help with our IT provision at the London Anniversary Games at Horseguards Parade on 19th / 20th July. The problem we had was how to install a high bandwidth antenna array onto a scaffolding pole on top of a site cabin on Horse Guards Parade where we were not allowed to use hydraulic lifting equipment or a cherry picker. The array provisioned the entire event with high speed internet connection across the site and enabled us to provide wireless internet to contractors and staff including Ticket Master, photographers and journalists" said Barry Morse, Senior Infrastructure Consultant at UK Athletics.
We were recently approached by Manx Sound who specialise in PA systems for outdoor events. On this occasion, the Isle of Man Tynwald Day ceremony. They needed a ladder which would allow them to work on even ground and reach heights over 5 metres. The Youngman Transforma 4 Mode Ladder System was the solution.
"The Transforma has solved a particular problem - uneven ground where we install loudspeakers onto flagpoles each year for the Isle of Man Government's Tynwald Day ceremony. It's 5 metre length was also useful for the odd higher speaker" said Mark at Manx Sound.
One of the bespoke products we sell at Ladderstore is designed to provide easy access to roof areas. We recently worked with Messenger Construction to enable access to a prestigious residence.
"Access was required to all areas of the various roof slopes, flat leaded areas and raised roofs, including towers. This meant we had to be able to pass over other roofs safely without damaging the slates" said Brian Hembrow of Messenger Construction.
Messenger Construction is run by a team of highly experienced construction professionals with a wealth of knowledge in both sympathetic conservation and restoration projects. They also construct innovative new buildings within historic settings.
Ladderstore sells a huge range of ladders, both big and small. In this case we were contacted by Sue at Ermine Court for a simple solution to help retirement home residents get on a minibus.
"I was looking for a small set of easily collapsible steps, without any form of handrail, to enable the home owners to get into and out of a mini bus. The steps needed to be sturdy and ‘non slip’ as they would be used by elderly people who’s mobility, in many cases, is restricted. The steps travel in the mini bus for use at the ‘other end’, hence the need for easily collapsible" says Sue, House Manager at McCarthy and Stone's Ermine Court.
"The Hailo Mini Folding 2 Steps from Ladderstore fitted the criteria at a good price".
Ladderstore was recently approached by Unusual Rigging to supply two 9.7 metre Vertical Fixed Access Ladders which would be used in a college theatre.
Unusual Rigging provide rigging and technical solutions to the entertainment, exhibition, architectural and event industries. Their client, St Francis College, needed access to the lighting and upper areas of their theatre. Ladderstore provided two 9.7 metre vertical fixed access ladders (one for each side of the stage) with platforms. Ladder Sentries were also provided to prevent unauthorised access when not in use.
When the Small World Brewery in Shelley, West Yorkshire wanted to gain access in their brewery, they approached Ladderstore for a solution.
"The challenge we faced was gaining access to our malt store which is about two metres high. After looking at various websites, we found the perfect solution at Ladderstore with their bespoke Vertical Access Ladders. It is a perfect fit for our requirements." explained Peter Forder at Small World Beers.
Located in Shelley, West Yorkshire, Small World Beers are creating locally handcrafted beers using their very own spring water and the finest ingredients they can get their hands on.
When one business owner wanted to apply graphics to the roof of a van, he turned to Ladderstore for a helping hand.
“We won a contract to apply graphic wraps to the entire Kwik Fit fleet of mobile tyre fitting vans nationwide,” explained Matthew Evans, Managing Director of Leading Edge Creative Design and Display, based in West Yorkshire.
“The client was looking for something a little different so we suggested designing and fitting a vinyl wrap design to the roof. Many clients miss this additional branding opportunity but the roof of a van is seen more often than you may think – from a distance on motorways, when parked in set down locations like retail parks or from the upper floors of offices, for example.”
However, accessing the roof of a vehicle to undertake this time-consuming task could not be achieved easily.
We were recently contacted by Mr Mitchell who wanted an easy way to access his mezzanine level gym area. Our Rolling Library Ladder was the ideal solution.
Mr Mitchell wanted a ladder solution that wouldn't block the lower games room when not in use, so the Rolling Library Ladder was ideal as it could slide back to the side of the room when not in use.
The key to the Rolling Library Ladder's versatility is the innovative, precision engineered and anodised, alloy track and captive trolley system. The ladder is attached to the trolley chassis and can then smoothly run up and down the length of the track and positioned by simply lifting and pushing the ladder to the required point. The trolley chassis runs on industrial nylon bearings for a smoother operation that is maintenance free once installed.
Watson Steel are one of the largest structural steelwork companies in the UK, and when they needed a bespoke platform solution for working on large scale projects, they approached Ladderstore for help.
The British Antarctic Survey have recently purchased several Ladder Log Business Packs from us to ensure that their ladders are properly maintained and logged in the the cold environment and rocky terrain of Antarctica.
At the Rothera research station on Adelaide Island located 1860km south of the Falkland Islands, fibre glass step ladders and 3 section extension ladder are used year in, year out by technicians to gain access to works at high levels. The Ladder Log Inspection System will be used to ensure these ladders are kept in perfect working order in the harsh conditions.
Rothera is the principal British Antarctic Survey logistics centre for support of Antarctic field science. There is a 900m long crushed rock runway allowing an air link with South America and the Falkland Islands, the Biscoe Wharf provides safe mooring for ships.
Citylink wanted a bespoke mobile platform with two separate levels complete with gated access to assist operatives when loading and offloading equipment from vehicles. Ladderstore provided a suitable solution.
When Lee Wall the Contracts Manager for Historic Property Restoration Ltd was looking for a permanent roof access ladder for use on the roof of Aydon Castle near Corbridge in Northumberland he was given details of Ladderstore by a colleague at English Heritage who had worked closely with Ladderstore previously on an access solution for another Historic Building.
Historic Property Restoration Ltd is a preferred contractor for English Heritage and work with them on the conservation and repair of Ancient Monuments.
Here at Ladderstore, we are passionate about two things; the products that we sell and our customer service . With this is mind, this month we wanted to shine the light on Little Giant Ladders as we have had some really great feedback from two of our recent customers which we wanted to share.
As you have probably gathered by now, we love a bit of customer feedback. Especially when the product have exceeded all expectations!
As you may already know we provide a wide range of bespoke access solutions including Vertical ladders, Shelf ladders and Rolling Ladders to name a few. You will find in this post a customer review of one of our rolling ladders.
We recently supplied Martin with a Lyte 3 Section Extension Ladder and an Adjustable Stand Off. This combination worked wonders for his confidence whilst the ladder was in use, and we are really happy to hear so.
We recently helped a customer find the perfect solution, which allowed the drivers at White Logistics & Storage to access the loading bed of the vehicle.
We love following up sales with our customers to see how they got on with their products. I recently contacted Richard Morgan, one of our customers who purchased the Telesteps 60324 Telescopic Loft Ladder.
It's great to hear such positive feedback from our customers and we love to be sent photographs showing our products in use.
We were recently contacted by Mike Dewhurst at Horwich Evangelical Church who needed a ladder to be able to reach the tallest parts of the ceiling inside the church. Taylor, one of our working at height experts provided Mike with the perfect affordable solution.
As a member of the church, Mike regularly helps with general maintenance and repairs such as changing bulbs in the ceiling, painting and generally maintaining the higher parts of the church that are difficult to access.
Taylor suggested to Mike that the Zarges Skymaster would be perfect for his requirements as it would allow access to the light fittings at the highest points as a free-standing extendable A frame ladder, whilst also being capable of being used in six different configurations for a variety of other tasks. No excuses for not painting the ceiling now!