Installing a Deluxe Bi-Folding Loft Ladder in Sutton Coldfield

This couple were after a really safe ladder that was easy to use. "We're not getting any younger". Their words not mine! 

However there was an obvious choice for them. Fakro build a fantastic wooden bi-folding loft ladder that is strong and effortless to use. The LWL has the standard extra wide foot steps and sturdy construction. But on this particular model they have added a second hand rail and a gas piston release mechanism. This allows the user to lower the ladder down with ease. The piston acts as a brake. In the unlikely event whereby you let go of the ladder in mid air, the ladder will not fall or hit you. Instead, it stops still and starts to retract. This feature is great for cautious users.

Follow this link to a video demostration video of the LWL in operation: LWL Deluxe Ladder

We installed this ladder so that the couple could access there photography collection easily from their studio.  

The job was done in a detached 1950's, 4 bed house on Grange Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B75.

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Fitting a Timber Bi-Folding Loft Ladder in Morton-on-Marsh

This family wanted a simple easy access loft ladder that the whole family could use safely. A Fakro timber bi-folding ladder does the trick. Light weight, simple and easy to use with strong and comfy treads. 

We also boarded out the centre section of the loft space with a raised / floating timber frame. It's really important to raise the boarding over the insulation, as it allows your loft to breathe.

This job was completed in a newly built, 4 bedroom detached house on Blenheim Way, Moreton-in-Marsh, GL56.

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Relocating a Loft Hatch and Installing a Timber Bi-Folding Loft Ladder and Flooring in Evesham

This was a typical relocation job. We relocated the hatch to a bedroom where there was enough room for the ladder. We also fitted 8sqm of loft boarding on a 150mm raised frame. 

This work was completed in a 4 bed detached house on School Street, Honeybourne, Evesham, WR11 7PL.

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Relocating a Loft Hatch and Installing a Timber Bi-Folding Loft Ladder in Sheldon

This man wanted his hatch relocated onto his landing as his current hatch was very small and in his bathroom. Empire Lofts were able to complete this work in a couple of hours with no decorating necessary after the job was complete.

Relocating the hatch hole is often a great idea. In order to safely and easily get up into the loft with bulky items, you will need a good amount of space to access the ladder. Also, the better ladders need swing room and clearance on the landing and in the loft.

This job was done in a 3 bed, semi-detached house on Vibart Road, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26.

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Installing a Wooden Bi-folding Loft Ladder in a New Built House in Walsall

This is an example of fitting a wooden bi-folding loft ladder in a new built, 3 bed semi-detached house on Northumberland Way, Walsall, WS27.

This lady was delighted that we could fit a wooden ladder into her house as she was worried that the landing light was in the way. Not a problem, we were able to move her light to one side of the hatch and the hole was absorbed into the new hatch door space, so no redecorating was needed.

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Loft Storage in Garage in Olton

This lady wanted us to fit out her garage loft space, as well her main loft in her house. Both had Fakro LWK timber bi-folding loft ladders and needed boarding out of the main sections of each loft.

The Fakro LWK loft ladder worked perfectly in her garage and on the upstairs landing, creating quick and safe access to both loft spaces. This job was In a detached, 3 bed  1990's style house.

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Extending Hatch and Fitting a Wooden Ladder in Coventry

  • Fitting a Fakro LWK 55/111 in a cottage on Black Horse Road, Coventry

This couple wanted their small loft hatch extended so that they could store large items in the loft. The Fakro timber loft ladder collection provides plenty of space to comfortably access your loft with bulky items

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Installing a Four Section Bi-Folding Loft Ladder in Hall Green

This job was to install a 4 section wooden loft ladder in a semi-detached house on Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham.

There are two main reasons why you might need to install a 4 section bi-folding loft ladder instead of the standard 3 section version.

1. The landing space has restricted room; a 3 section bi-foldong loft ladder needs 160cm of clearance from the back edge of the hatch in order for the ladder to unfold. If this space is smaller, say by an internal wall of balustrade, then the ladder isn't able to be unfolded. The 4 section version only requires 128cm to unfold and so can be the solution to this problem.

2. The hatch external dimensions are restricted: sometimes ladder clearance is not the issue but the hatch dimensions are. It can be the case where the hatch can not be extended to 109cm in length to accommodate the size of a 3 section loft ladder. This may be because of internal walls or pipes. In this case often it is possible to fit the 4 section ladder because it is a slightly more compact ladder assemble. It's hatch external dimensions be slightly smaller in length at 92cm. 

In this case it was the second reason for choosing the 4 section ladder. 

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Deluxe Package Installation in 3 Bed House in Kings Heath

What we fitted:

  • Raised the level of the loft up 230mm on loft leg frame

  • Boarded out useable loft space

  • Installed loft wrap dust proofing membrane

  • Fitted a timber bi-folding loft ladder

In a 3 bed, 1970's period, detached house.

This job was the full deluxe package that Empire Lofts offer. We had to raise the floor level up 230mm to accommodate the insulation underneath without squashing it down. We did this using our unique timber loft legs to raise the new joists into position. We boarded out the loft with standard 18mm P5, moisture resistant boards, fit a timber loft ladder and finished off the job with some lights and our loft wrap- a dust reducing membrane. 

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Installing a Timber Loft Ladder, Widening Out the Aperture, Patching Ceiling Hole in Coventry

Here is a great example of:

In a 1970's period, 3 bed, semi-detached house.

This job was a classic example of fitting a larger loft ladder into a small space. The original hatch was only 65cm/65cm which is a perfectly decent width but not an ideal length. These guys wanted a large, comfy, easy to use, everyday ladder. So we settled on the LWK from Fakro. This ladder gives you plenty of room to walk up though the hatch with big items. Thanks to the design of its large flat foot steps and sturdy side rail, it makes it very easy to climb whilst holding onto your belongings. On this job we increased the length of the hatch by nearly double but reduced the width slightly. This meant that there was a hole left. In this case we patched the hole in the ceiling with an off cut of plaster board ready for decoration. 

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Timber Loft Ladder Installation in Solihull, Birmingham

This is another great example of a wooden loft ladder being fitting in a modern house:

  • Widening / cutting out the plaster board ceiling 
  • Fitting a timber bi-folding loft ladder 

in a 5 bed, detached house with a truss roof, built in 1995 on Monkspath Hall Road, Solihull, Birmingham

This was the perfect solution for this family. They wanted a ladder the was really simple to use, lightweight with big, flat, sturdy footsteps. The ladder had to be easy to lower and stow away, feel safe and strong as they wanted to feel comfortable using it regularly. Fakro's LWK bi-folding timber loft ladder with the extra large opening 60cm/120cm was ideal for their usage.

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Loft Boarding in Oldbury, Birmingham

Here is a great example of:

  • Boarding out a loft in a new build house
  • Boarding around an inverted truss roof
  • Raising loft floor to accommodate insulation
  • Fitting a timber folding loft ladder

in a modern, four bed, detached house: Taylor Way, Oldbury, Birmingham

This job was a great example of how you can utilise even the most cluttered of lofts to create great small spaces to store your bits and pieces.

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Building a Small Storage/Cinema Room, Hall Green, Birmingham

This was a small loft room project, a perfect example of:

  • Loft boarding
  • Insulation fitting
  • Roof window installation
  • Timber bi-folding loft ladder

in a 1950's, 3 bed, semi-detached house: Highfield Road, Hall Green, Birmingham.

This was the perfect little cubby hole space to turn into a "man cave" / cinema room. We boarded out this space and skimmed it to create a great area to retreat to after a long day. We added a window for ventilation and some natural light, but installed black out blinds that are necessary for that pitch black cinema experience. We insulated the entire room with 50mm extratherm boards to help keep it warm in winter and cool in the summer.

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