Loft Ladder Buying Guide
There are many types of loft ladders in the market, so choosing a right loft ladder is not just about knowing the dimensions but also about considering quality and safety. All Youngman loft ladders are manufactured and tested to the required EN14975 standard, if applicable.
Below are four things that will help you choose the right loft ladder.
When choosing a loft ladder, the first thing is to measure your loft space to see what ladder size is required.
It's important to make sure you accurately measure the loft opening size, floor to ceiling height, floor to loft floor height, opening arc, as well as loft storage space, so you select a ladder that will fit the space you have. Using the measurements below help you to understand the dimensions.
Floor to Loft Height
Measure the floor to loft floor height, which is the vertical distance from the finished floor to the loft floor.
If you're considering a timber loft ladder, you will need to measure from the finished floor to the finished ceiling.
Floor to loft floor height
Floor to ceiling height
Measure the rough opening in your ceiling, both the width and length. It's important to understand the opening size you have or will create to ensure you select the right loft ladder for your home.
Measure the clearance arc and length behind the hatch in the loft, it's important to know you have adequate clearance space for store the ladder in the loft.
If you're considering our timber loft ladder product, the ladder is stored within the trapdoor so no floor space is used in the loft. You will need to measure the opening arc to ensure the amount of space available to swing out the ladder sections of your ladder.
Clearance arc and length behind the hatch
Opening Arc (folding loft ladders only)
Whether you prefer lightweight aluminium or economical wood, we have loft ladders for your needs.
The aluminium loft ladders we manufacture are lightweight, easy to install and great value for money. If you're considering a heavy-duty aluminium loft ladder, we also have the choice.
Our timber loft ladders are constructed with solid wood for durability, and every unit comes completed with ladder, loft surround, insulated trapdoor and assisted stowage.
Timber Loft LaddersView models
Aluminium Loft LaddersView models
3. Loft Access Solutions
Youngman has the full range of loft ladders for your needs. You can choose your new loft ladder by the space you have - for example compact loft ladders are perfect in restricted spaces.
Lightweight Loft Ladders
Easy installation, lightweight aluminium sliding loft ladders. Suitable for heights from 1.45m to 3m.View models
Space-saving Loft Ladders
Easy operation with a space-saving design, uses no headroom or storage space in the loft. Suitable for heights up to from 2.8m to 2.85m.View models
Compact Loft Ladders
Requires less loft clearance and storage space so ideal in restricted spaces. Suitable for heights from 2.17m to 3m.View models
Every Youngman loft ladder is supplied with a step-by-step instruction manual to assist you with installation. Some loft ladders require modification to the joist and may require 2 people to install. If you are in doubt, please contact us for assistance or hire a professional loft ladder fitter.