We only use British Youngmans two and three section aluminium ladders in our aluminium ladder range. We prefer these over the Abru type that you can get from DIY stores for several reasons: They have a smooth sliding action (with plastic runners on aluminium) and don’t screech and grind (metal on metal) as they come down. The Youngman ladder treads are flat and slightly wider, unlike the Abru ladder where the treads are rounded and most customers seem to prefer flat rungs. More importantly, unlike the Abru, the slope angle on the Youngman ladder is infinitely adjustable. This means we can offer just the right slope of the ladder for our customers - to fit in awkward places or to be more reassuringly less steep. Other Principal benefits are: Fits openings as small as 457mm x 406mm. Tested and certified to BS 7553 Class G (General Use) up to 150kg Fitted with wide, flat, non-slip treads and rubber feet for safe climbing. 2 section ladder with 10 treads. Optional handrail available - add £15 Floor to loft floor height from 1.45 to 2.6m. Weighs just 5kg - easy to pull down and to push up for storage. Comes with 4ft loft pole to open hatch and pull down ladder

Drop down Hatch - only available with ladder - £45

If you don’t already have a hinged hatch that swings down with catch and hinges you will need one. You could just about get away with standing on a chair and pushing the hatch up out of the way before pulling down the ladder, but the ladder sticks out over the hatch and makes this very difficult. We cut down the hatch so it’s a trap door with catch, THREE hinges for long term reliability, and a brush strip round the edge for draft -proofing. Sorry this service is not available on its own, it can only be ordered with a ladder. More details on openings: click here

Change hatch to hinged swing down plastic : £120,

PLEASE NOTE we can only adapt wooden loft hatches that are square or rectangular, we can’t change rounded metal or rounded/square plastic hatches to drop down. Do let us know which one you have BEFORE a visit! Rounded metal or plastic hatches will need to be removed, the opening lined, new architrave surround fitted and then a new hatch. More details on openings: click here

Aluminium 3 section ladder £225

We find that our two section ladders fit 99% of lofts, but occasionally you may need a three section ladder. These are needed where The floor to floor height is over 2.6m/8ft, usually in larger Victorian houses with tall ceilings, or Where there is a very small space in the loft and a two-section will not fit due to its length or If you want more ladder protruding into the loft to hold onto when you climb down. Handrail - £15 For that extra peace of mind we can offer an optional handrail at just £15 each. You can have two fitted, but they both can’t be on the same side. We wouldn’t recommend them for small loft hatches around 2ft wide or smaller as they do take up a bit of space.

Fitting time

Fitting with a drop down hatch just takes a morning or an afternoon - 10am and 3pm slots are usually available, and we don’t need to to visit for a quote, we just come out and do it!
© 2021 LoftLadder expert
We can’t change this type to a hinged swing-down hatch - and will have to  replace it - add £120
Put the supplied loft pole in the catch and turn
Open hatch and lower under full control of pole
Put the pole in the ladder  and pull down under full  control of the pole Slide catch on side of ladder to unlock 2nd section Remove pole from ladder
Slide down 2nd section of ladder, pull fully out and you’re done!
Youngman treads   vs Abru © 2021 LoftLadder expert
hinged swing-down hatch with 3 hinges, catch and brush strip draft-proofing.
Two section standard aluminium ladder
Smooth quiet sliding action
Flat treads
Supplied with pole to open hatch and pull down ladder
Quick single bolt unfastening

Installers of loft ladders, hatches and loft lighting

Based in Henley On Thames, South Oxfordshire

Covering S. Oxfordshire, Berkshire, parts of Buckinghamshire & Hampshire.

tel 0788 44 71 232 email steve@loftladderexpert.com

Aluminium 2 section ladder £190

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Operation of ladder

Three section standard aluminium ladder
Smooth quiet sliding action
Flat treads
Supplied with pole to open hatch and pull down ladder
Quick two bolt unfastening
150kg loading
3 section ladder showing larger amount of ladder in loft
Quote visit not required Quote visit not required
Over 4000 ladders installed!
No, its about 8ft  NO , its about 8ft Yes its an old victorian house with tall ceilings  YES  It’s a Victorian house with high ceilings about 10ft
A 2 section ladder should fit fine: £190.
Do you have a wooden hatch?
YES it’s a bit of wood that I push up to get into the loft.
NO the lid is metal or plastic with rounded corners.
You’ll need a new plastic hatch - £120
2 section ladder and plastic hatch £190 + £120 = £310
You’ll need a hinged swing-down hatch with the ladder -£45
2 section ladder and hinged hatch: £190 + £45 = £235
Do you have a high ceiling?
3 section ladder and hinged hatch £225 + £45 = £270
3 section ladder and plastic hatch £225 + £120 = £345
YES it’s a bit of wood that I push up to get into the loft.
NO the lid is metal or plastic with rounded corners.
You’ll need a new plastic hatch - £120
You’ll need a hinged swing-down hatch with the ladder -£45
Do you have a wooden hatch?
You’ll need a 3 section ladder - £225

Which ladder & opening?

3 section & 2 section ladders
© 2021 LoftLadder expert 3 section ladder £225 Smooth quiet  sliding action  Flat treads  Supplied with pole to open hatch and pull down ladder  Quick two bolt unfastening Quote visit not required
We only use Youngmans two and three section aluminium ladders in our aluminium ladder range. We prefer these over the Abru type that you can get from DIY stores for several reasons: They have a smooth sliding action (with plastic runners on aluminium) and don’t screech and grind (metal on metal) as they come down. The Youngman ladder treads are flat and slightly wider, unlike the Abru ladder where the treads are rounded and most customers seem to prefer flat rungs. More importantly, unlike the Abru, the slope angle on the Youngman ladder is infinitely adjustable. This means we can offer just the right slope of the ladder for our customers - to fit in awkward places or to be more reassuringly less steep. Other Principal benefits are: Fits openings as small as 457mm x 406mm. Tested and certified to BS 7553 Class G (General Use) up to 150kg Fitted with wide, flat, non-slip treads and rubber feet for safe climbing. 2 section ladder with 10 treads. Optional handrail available Floor to loft floor height from 1.45 to 2.6m. Weighs just 5kg - easy to pull down and to push up for storage.

Drop down Hatch - only available with ladder - £45

If you don’t already have a drop down hatch that swings down with catch and hinges you will need one. You could just about get away with standing on a chair and pushing the hatch up out of the way before pulling down the ladder, but the ladder sticks out over the hatch and makes this very difficult. We cut down the hatch so it’s a trap door with catch, THREE hinges for long term reliability, and a brush strip round the edge for draft -proofing. Sorry this service is not available on its own, it can only be ordered with a ladder. More details on openings: click here

Change metal or plastic hatch to hinged plastic : £120,

PLEASE NOTE we can only adapt wooden loft hatches that are square or rectangular, we can’t change rounded metal or rounded/square plastic hatches to drop down. Do let us know which one you have BEFORE a visit! Rounded metal or plastic hatches will need to be replaced with a hinged plastic drop down hatch. More details on openings: click here

Three section aluminium ladders - £225 supplied & fitted

We find that our two section ladders fit 99% of lofts, but occasionally you may need a three section ladder. These are needed where The floor to ceiling height is over 2.6m/8ft, usually in larger Victorian houses with tall ceilings, or Where there is a very small space in the loft and a two- section will not fit due to its length or If you want more ladder protruding into the loft to hold onto when you climb down Handrail - £15 For that extra peace of mind we can offer an optional handrail at just £15 each. You can have two fitted, but they both can’t be on the same side. We wouldn’t recommend them for small loft hatches around 2ft wide or smaller as they do take up a bit of space.

Fitting time

Fitting with a drop down hatch just takes a morning or an afternoon - 10am and 3pm slots are usually available, and we don’t need to to visit for a quote, we just come out and do it!
Youngman treads   vs Abru

Aluminium 2 section ladder £190

150kg loading © 2021 LoftLadder expert 3 section ladder showing larger amount of ladder in loft Drop down hatch with 3 hinges, catch and brush strip draft-proofing.
Smooth quiet sliding action
Flat treads
Supplied with pole to open hatch and pull down ladder
Quick single bolt unfastening
150kg loading Quote visit not required

Aluminium 3 section ladder £225

No, its about 8ft  NO , its about 8ft Yes its an old victorian house with tall ceilings  YES  It’s a Victorian house with high ceilings about 10ft
A 2 section ladder should fit fine: £190.
Do you have a wooden hatch?
YES it’s a bit of wood that I push up to get into the loft.
NO the lid is metal or plastic with rounded corners.
You’ll need a new plastic hatch - £120
2 section ladder and plastic hatch £190 + £120 = £310
You’ll need a hinged swing-downhatch with the ladder -£45
2 section ladder and hinged hatch: £190 + £45 = £235
Do you have a high ceiling?
3 section ladder and hinged hatch £225 + £45 = £270
3 section ladder and plastic hatch £225 + £120 = £345
YES it’s a bit of wood that I push up to get into the loft.
NO the lid is metal or plastic with rounded corners.
You’ll need a new plastic hatch - £120
You’ll need a hinged swing-downhatch with the ladder -£45
Do you have a wooden hatch?
You’ll need a 3 section ladder - £225

Which ladder & opening?