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Dimes L3 Folding Steel Loft Ladder - 3.00m Galvanised Steel

Model: L33.0G (LLLAF-0239)
£487.27 exc. VAT £584.72 inc. VAT
GBP 584.72 InStock

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  • Guarantee 10 Years
  • Floor to Ceiling Height 2750 to 3000 mm
  • Loft Space Horizontal Clearance 0 mm
  • Min Loft Opening Size Required 700 x 1000 mm
  • Loft Space Vertical Clearance 240 mm


    Dimes retractable ladders are at the absolute top end of the market in terms of quality, style and practical design. For some reason most of the staff at have visited their factories in Modena, Italy (usually in the summer!), but really because of the comprehensive range that they supply. It's true to say that there will be a ladder to fit almost any requirement, and if your needs are detailed then we will get them to make your ladder up to spec for us. Yes, it can take a few weeks to get them shipped over from Italy, but we guarantee that if you want the best then it is absolutely worth the wait.

    The L3 features a fully spring balanced MDF trap door for easy and smooth operation, with a pressed steel ceiling hole lining for extra strength. They come with an integral architrave which covers the joint between the ladder frame and the hole in your ceiling so you don't have to pay extra for materials to make one. They come with safety hand rails on both sides as standard, hand rails on the loft opening lining and large, comfort treads for additional safety. You can order the ladders in a 'natural' galvanised steel finish, or a white polyester powder coat finish (RAL 7035).

    Since the ladder folds to store on its own hatch it takes up minimal storage space. The ladder is ideally suited for both domestic, commercial and industrial use and is perfect for non standard openings and where loft space is restricted. A Free pole is supplied with the ladders.

    The ladder comes comes complete with MDF hatch door and mounted in an integral strong, steel pressed frame, which lines the hatch opening, ready to install. Double safety hand rails fitted as standard and outstanding quality backed up with a 10 Year Guarantee. With a duty rating of 150kg these heavy duty ladders are suitable for use in domestic, offices and industrial premises.

    Comprehensive range will fit almost all requirements, and a bespoke service for those who have tricky dimensions to fit.

    Weight (kg) 10.0000
    Manufacturer Dimes
    Please Note Please be aware that the average weight of this product boxed for delivery is 50 - 60 kg. A pole hook is provided to access the trapdoor.
    Guarantee 10 Years
    Floor to Ceiling Height 2750 to 3000 mm
    Supplied Frame/Hatch Size(s) 700 x 1000 or 1200 or 1300 mm
    Min Loft Opening Size Required 700 x 1000 mm
    Loft Space Vertical Clearance 240 mm
    Loft Space Horizontal Clearance 0 mm
    Min Folding Swing Clearance Required 1490 mm
    Minimum Landing Space 1070 to 1290 mm
    Loft Opening Max Depth 250 mm
    Material Steel
    Tread Dimensions 360 x 110 mm
    Ladder Width 500 mm
    More Specifications Duty Rating: 150 Kg
    Options Handrail

    Questions on Dimes L3 Folding Steel Loft Ladder - 3.00m Galvanised Steel

    • From R Blakemore at 19/02/2015 11:53
      • Can the hatch be supplied as half hour fire rated?
      • Unfortunately this range does not come fire rated
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    • From Paul at 15/09/2018 12:33
      • My ceiling height is exactly 3.00m, so please confirm this ladder will be OK
      • Good Morning,

        Its Meg from Laddersore, This will fit any floor to ceiling height upto 3000mm. So yes, 3m is okay.

        Kind Regards,
        Meg Oliver
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    Bespoke Products

    Products that are made to order or made to our customers specifications cannot be returned unless faulty. We also have to take into account the time it takes to create technical drawings. Due to the time it takes to complete these drawings, if an order is placed then cancelled there will be a fee for the drawing. This is either 20% of the total cost or £75 per hour depending on the manufacturer. This fee is passed on entirely from our suppliers. This fee excludes bespoke hatches. 


    We offer a 30 Day No Quibble Guarantee which operates over and above the 14 days stipulated by law. Our 30-day no quibble guarantee means that if for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us in its original condition and in adequate packaging within 30 days of the date you received the item. Exceptions apply to certain products - Find out more about our returns policy

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    1. Very good but there were problems
      Performance / Ease of Use
      Quality of product
      Value for money

      We are in our late sixties and currently fit and able. We wanted a loft ladder that we can continue to use with confidence as we get older. It had, therefore, to be as safe and as robust as possible and easy to use. For example, there should be no flexing, with good handrails on the ladder itself and at the entrance to the loft. The Dimes L3 has delivered well in these important respects and we would recommend it on that basis.

      Unfortunately, there is a downside. Our ladder definitely didn’t live up to the claim “Dimes retractable ladders are at the absolute top end of the market in terms of quality”.

      The ladder was poorly finished to the extent that it was potentially dangerous. There were sharp edges on treads where you were likely to reach to fold and unfold it. There were also sharp burrs around the safety clasp that could very easily cut your hand. This risk was increased, as the clasp was extremely stiff and difficult to use. Our professional installer has now eliminated these hazards but they shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

      With regard to ease of use a degree of technique is required when folding and unfolding but once mastered everything is fine.

      Finally, it should be mentioned that the hatch isn’t insulated and comes unfinished . It is also fairly industrial in appearance with a number of domed nuts visible on its exposed surface. I’m sure it will look fine when painted.

      Overall, we are very happy with the L3 but strongly recommend the manufacturer pays much greater attention to the quality of it’s finishing which on our ladder initially rendered the ladder unsafe.


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