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Frequently asked questions
There are a few types of loft ladder that you may wish to consider, including wooden, metal, and scissor ladders, which all have their own benefits. We can’t say exactly which one is going to be better for you, as it will depend on your requirements. So, you’ll need to consider which type is going to be most suitable for your home.
Our wooden loft ladders are a great choice if you are looking for a more cost-effective solution that will still be more than sturdy enough for everyday use. They are lightweight and easy to operate compared to metal models. They also offer a softer, natural look that can be easier to blend in with your décor.
The metal loft ladders in our range are is strong and sturdy, making them ideal if you need to regularly move heavy loads into your loft, and they’re very durable so they will last for a long time. On the other hand, they tend to be more expensive than wooden ladders, are heavier to handle, and can be noisier when in use.
Scissor loft ladders are a great choice if you need a ladder that is quick and easy to operate and doesn’t take up as much space as other types. They don’t offer the same level of strength and sturdiness as metal or wood, though.
No, loft ladders don’t come in one standard size. Here at RW4Y, we offer a variety of loft ladders with different dimensions to ensure you can find one that fits your home perfectly. Click through to any of our loft ladder products and you’ll find many sizes available to choose from. You can even find models with different numbers of sections or even those designed with extra length to be installed in high ceilings.
Yes, you can certainly purchase loft ladders with a hatch included. In fact, all of the ladders in our range come with an easy fit hatch that is tailor made to fit your new product. This means you can buy with confidence that you will be receiving the complete package.
When shopping for your loft ladders, you will find some that have a handrail attached and some that don’t. That’s certainly the case with the ladders in our range: you’ll find both wooden and metal ladders with a rail included, and our scissor ladders come with hand grips built into the design of each rung. If you want to add a rail to a ladder that doesn’t have one, or have an additional one, we even have attachable safety railings in our loft ladder accessories range.
If you’re looking to add a loft ladder to your current loft, you likely won’t need planning permission. Even adding a ladder as part of a loft conversion may not require an application if it falls under permitted development — read our guide to loft conversion planning permission for more information. But, if you aren’t sure, you should always check with your local authority.
Generally speaking, all high-quality loft ladders are safe as long as you use them how they were intended and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The FAKRO units here at RW4Y have all been manufactured and tested to the highest of standards, and you can even shop our loft ladder accessories to find extra features like balustrades, handrails, and stile ends to make operation and use as safe as possible.