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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Installing a Safety Fence / Hand Rail in Smethwick

This house had a very tall ceiling which meant that the loft ladder we installed didn't have much rail left at the top to hold onto when getting into and out of the loft. We custom built them a hand rail / fence around the hatch opening to provide a fixed point to hold.

We installed this in a terrace house on Bowden Road, Birmingham, B67

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Boarding Out a Loft Around Truss Beams in Welford-on-Avon

This house had an inverted truss roof which made it difficult to use as a storage space because of all the diagonal trusses in the loft. We floated a timber frame 300mm above the exsisting ceiling to allow the insulation to sit without being squashed. Cutting out around all the trusses is a long and slow process but once complete, makes this space very usable.

This was done in a 5 bedroom detached house in Welford-on-Avon, CV37.

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Boarding, Insulation, Custom Hatch and Aluminium Ladder Installed in Loft in Sutton Coldfield

At this house, we raised the floor height 170mm, floated a frame, added top up insulation, boarded out an area of the loft and finished it off with a new hatch and 3 stage aluminium ladder.

This was in a 3 bed semi detached house on Laneside Avenue, Sutton Coldfield, B74

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Building a Basic Storage Room in Yardley, Birmingham.

These people wanted their loft space to be as clean and friendly as possible but were on a strict budget. Empire Lofts were able to offer them a basic storage room package to make it a decent space to store there precious belongings . The package included:

For this particular house, we were able to supply and fit all the above for £1855. 

This storage room was created in a 3 bed, semi-detached house on Berkeley Road East, Yardley, B25.

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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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Fitting an Extra Large Bi-Folding Wooden Loft Ladder and Safety Hand Rail in Alcester

This job was to increase the current loft hatch by about 50%. The owner wanted the widest hatch available to get his bulky items up into the loft. We fitted a 70cm/120cm Fakro bi-folding loft ladder. He also wanted us to fit a safety fence and hand rail to help him and his wife get in and out of the loft safely. 

This job was done in a detached 1970's bungalow.

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Fitting a Custom Built Wooden Hatch in Bedworth

This family needed a bigger loft hatch installing so they could put all their bits and bobs up in the loft, out of the way, but still have easy and safe access. We were able to build them a custom hatch to suit their needs and install it in a couple of hours, leaving no mess or damage or decorating to be done to their ceiling.

 This job was done in a 3 bed, semi detached 1970's house on Claremont Close, Bedworth, CV12

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Fitting a Heavy Duty (Titan) Loft Ladder in Moseley

This was a great example of a loft ladder we fitted into a house where they had no option of increasing the size of their loft hatch without major construction work, so we fitted a heavy duty titan loft ladder into the existing, very slim loft hatch. 

We fitted this in a 3 story 1900's town house, mid terrace on Runcorn road, Moseley, B12. 

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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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Installing a Custom Hatch & Ladder Plus Flooring in Kingstanding

This is an example of fitting a custom built hatch and 3 stage Easiway Youngman loft ladder in a 1950's terrace on Dormington Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, B44.

These guys wanted easy access and extra storage in their loft. They had 200mm of insulation which they did not want squashed down so we built a floating frame over the top of their insulation and boarded on top. This allowed adequate room for the insulation and loft to breath.

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Fitting New Hatch & Ladder Plus Flooring in Birmingham

This is an example of fitting a new hatch and 3 stage Easiway Youngman loft ladder in a 1930's terrace on Gracemere Crescent, Birmingham, B28.

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Boarding Out of a Loft in Wolston

For this job we did the following

  • Installed a heavy duty titan aluminium loft ladder
  • Custom built & installed hatch
  • Boarded out loft
  • Added top up insulation
  • Added shelving

In a detached house in Lammas Court, Wolston CV8

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Boarding Out a Loft and Adding Shelves in Stratford-Upon-Avon

This job was a straight forward run down the middle of the most usable part of a loft. We boarded out 2.4m/8m down the centre and added shelves either side to maximise the useable area in a 4 bed detached house, built in 2001 on Green Close, Stratford.

This job was done at the same time as the safety trap door as seen in the pictures. Please follow the link for further information on the door.

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Installing an Aluminium Loft Ladder and More in Evesham

This was another classic example of a young family needing a little more space to store their bits and bobs. We fitted a UPVC drop down loft hatch, an aluminium loft ladder and some boarding around the roof trusses in a 2 bed semi.

Very simple clean job, perfect for quick and safe access.

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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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Fitting a Extra Large Bi-Folding Wooden Loft Ladder in Bromsgrove

  • Fitting a 70/120cm Fakro LWK timber loft ladder in a two bed terrace on Rock Hill, Bromsgrove, B61

This couple had recently moved in to a terrace house and had a lot of bulky items that needed stowing out of the way. Their existing loft hatch was small and did not have a safe fix point ladder to access the loft.

We offered to enlarge the loft hatch and install an extra large version of Fakro's premium LWK wooden bi-folding loft ladder. This way, they could keep the width of the current opening the same and increase the length without the need for any decorating after the new ladder had been installed.

The new hatch was very large at 70cm/120cm. The fix point ladder (with large flat wooden steps and a handrail) made this the perfect solution to access the loft quickly and safely.

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Installing an Extra Large Custom Loft Hatch in Birmingham

  • Building and installing a custom loft hatch 78cm/98cm

This house already had a very large loft opening but it was old and needed replacing. After measuring up the aperture our team built a customised drop down hatch to fit perfectly in place of their old pop out hatch, making it possible to install a 3 stage aluminium loft ladder. This was the ideal solution for them to quickly and safely access their loft space. This job was done in a terrace house on Bowden Road, Birmingham, B67

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Building a Floating Frame and Boarding Out a Loft with 300mm of Insulation in Bearwood

  • Boarding out a loft with 300mm of insulation

  • Building a subframe

  • Building a floating frame

In this new house this family wanted to board out the most useable part of their loft space. We suggested, as it was a new built house with a trussed roof, to concentrate on the area in the centre of the loft with most amount of head height space. Being a new house this loft was fully topped up with just shy of 300mm of insulation. It is important to remember that this must not be squashed down as is can lead to condensation issues. In order to allow the air to flow through the insulation, we build a subframe or a floating frame raised up at 300mm. This cavity allows the insulation to sit without being compressed in its normal position. This job was completed in a 4 bed detached, new built 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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