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Loft Ladder - Your Questions Answered

Welcome to this article where we answer your questions about a loft ladder. Today we are going to be reviewing some main points about the loft ladder through a question and answer style article.

We will be covering using a loft ladder to access your roof or attic space, and two types of loft ladder, firstly the wooden loft ladder and secondly the electric loft ladder. Thus, after you finish this article you will know how to utilize the space in your roof or attic, what a loft ladder can do for you and two types of loft ladders.

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Question: What is a loft ladder used for?

Answer: A loft ladder can be used to access the space within the roof of your house which is generally wasted space that is not utilized by the average household. The loft ladder gives you an easy means of accessing this space.

Question: What can I use this roof or attic space for?

Answer: The uses are only limited by your imagination. But as an example, you could use it for storage, for items that are used infrequently such as Christmas decorations, luggage, collectible items or even books.

Question: Can I set it up as a living area?

Answer: To do this you may need to get approval from your local authorities. Subject to this approval, you could consider setting up a study, reading room, an extra bedroom or even a teenagerís retreat.

Question: Do I need to get approval if I am only going to use it for storage?

Answer: Thatís a great question to ask. Before doing any renovations or extensions to your house it is always wise to check with the local authorities first to make sure you dont do anything that they may require you to remove if it doesnít meet their standards.

Question: What materials are used to make loft ladders?

Answer: There are a number of different materials but one of the most popular is the timber loft ladder. However they can also be made from aluminum.

Question: What are the differences between these two types of loft ladder?

Answer: Timber loft ladders tend to be sturdy and durable, can be painted or stained to match the color scheme in your home which makes it less conspicuous. You have more flexibility in tread size which means you can have a wider tread which makes it easier to use.

On the other hand, aluminum is lighter but tends to be noisier to use than timber which means that you may disturb the rest of the house if you happen to be using it later in the night.


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