Comparing Loft Ladders for Different Ceiling Heights

Loft spaces have become increasingly popular for their versatility and added storage capacity. However, accessing these spaces efficiently and safely requires careful consideration of the loft ladder. With various ceiling heights in homes, choosing the right loft ladder is crucial. In this blog post, we'll explore different types of loft ladders and compare their suitability for various ceiling heights, helping you make an informed decision for your home.


Scissor/Telescopic Loft Ladders

Ideal for: Low to medium ceiling heights


Scissor loft ladders are a sleek and compact solution for spaces with limited room. They retract into a small, unobtrusive unit, making them perfect for smaller homes.


FAKRO's scissor loft ladders can be made shorter by 1 tread, meaning they can operate at the shortest height of 230cm and can reach a maximum height of 330cm – great for most properties! They also offer ease of installation and a modern aesthetic while ensuring efficient access to your loft.


Comparing Loft Ladders for Different Ceiling Heights


Folding Wooden Loft Ladders

Ideal for: Medium ceiling heights


Wooden ladders are the most popular type of loft ladder as they offer versatility and adaptability to various ceiling heights. FAKRO offers folding loft ladders with multiple sections that fold onto themselves, providing a compact storage solution.


FAKRO's folding wooden loft ladders are supplied in two standard heights – 280cm and 305cm. However, this doesn’t mean you are stuck with these lengths, as in most cases, these ladders can be trimmed down to fit. The 280cm ladder can be trimmed down to as short as 232cm, and the 305cm ladder to as short as 242cm. This design makes them ideal for most homes and ceiling heights.


Comparing Loft Ladders for Different Ceiling Heights


Sliding Loft Ladders

Ideal for: Low to medium ceiling heights


For a combination of style and functionality, sliding loft ladders are an excellent choice. These ladders operate smoothly, sliding into the loft space with ease. While they often require a relatively large loft space, they are perfect for shorter ceiling heights. FAKRO's sliding loft ladders can operate at a minimum ceiling height of 205cm and a maximum of 305cm.


Metal Loft Ladders

Ideal for: Low to high ceiling heights


Metal loft ladders strike a balance between strength and weight, making them a suitable choice for various ceiling heights and renowned for their durability. FAKRO's tallest loft ladder, the LMP metal loft ladder, can reach a ceiling height of 366cm. However, some other metal ladder types are only suitable for ceiling heights of just 220cm. Therefore, the metal range proves to be the most versatile option.


Comparing Loft Ladders for Different Ceiling Heights


Choosing the right loft ladder involves considering not only the available space but also the specific requirements of your home. FAKRO provides a comprehensive range of loft ladders to accommodate different ceiling heights, ensuring that you can find the perfect solution for safe and efficient access to your loft space. Whether you prioritise space-saving elegance, versatile design, traditional charm, or a lightweight yet sturdy option, FAKRO has a loft ladder to meet your needs. Explore our diverse range and transform your loft into a functional and accessible storage area today.




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