Buying a new loft ladder but not sure which type you need or what you need to measure to buy the right one? Try our Loft Ladder Measuring Up guide.
There are basically two types of loft ladders - 'Folding' loft ladders and 'Sliding' or 'Concertina' style ladders, including the telescopic loft ladder range. When you are measuring up for your new loft ladders you need to make a few 'key' measurements, but bear in mind some of these are slightly different depending on which type of ladder you want to buy. We have set out to show you the main measurements above and in a bit more detail below including how to measure them accurately. If you need any help please call us on 01204 590 232.
These Measurements are Specific to the Type of Ladder
|Floor to Ceiling HeightThis is the distance measured from the floor, where your ladders will rest, to the ceiling of the same room. This measurement is usually required if the ladders are of the 'Folding' style, or come with an integrated frame and hatch. When you look at the specifications for a loft ladder they will usually indicate the minimum and the maximun floor to ceiling height that the ladders can be made to fit.|
|Floor to Floor HeightThis is the distance measured from the floor, where your ladders will rest, to the floor of the room above, usually your loft/attic. This measurement is usually required for 'Sliding', 'Concertina' and 'Telescopic' style loft ladders as they require that the ladders be fixed to the floor using a (supplied) bracket. When you look at the specifications for a loft ladder they will usually indicate the minimum and the maximun floor to floor height that the ladders can be adjusted to fit.|
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