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Elite Loft Ladder. Heavy duty loft ladder. Premier Loft Ladders

Elite Loft Ladder

The Elite heavy duty loft ladder…

…easy to operate and very strong; a proven solution for a wide range of applications

From £695 (excl. VAT)

Including delivery to any UK mainland address


Material: Pressure die-cast aluminium
Operation: Spring-assisted retractable ladder
Load capacity: 200kg per step
U-value: N/A
Max floor-to-ceiling height: 3.39m

The Elite heavy duty concertina loft ladder is supplied without a loft hatch. It is also easy to install within an existing ceiling opening or hatch box. Therefore, the Elite is ideal for a renovation project or replacement of an old loft ladder.

Supplied as a ready to fit unit, The Elite loft ladder is manufactured from high strength die-cast aluminium alloy components. It is supplied with two heavy duty counter-balanced springs incorporated into pivot brackets. As a result, it can be raised and lowered with a minimum of effort.

In addition, large treads, non-slip protective feet and telescopic handrail (supplied as standard) offer comfort, safety and ease of access.


Key benefits at a glance

  • High strength, heavy duty loft ladder.
  • Load capacity of 200kg per step.
  • Ease of use, requiring operating forces of less than 3kg.
  • Space-saving concertina loft ladder for small ceiling openings.
  • Ideal for retro-fit applications.
  • Large steps for comfort and safety.
  • Telescopic handrail (can be fitted to left or right)
  • Available in standard sizes or made-to-order with a wide range of options and accessories.

  • Spring-assisted concertina (retractable) loft ladder
    • Easy to operate, requiring less than 3kg of force to open/close.
  • Concertina ladder manufactured from pressure die-cast aluminium
    • Lightweight
    • Strength
    • Stability
    • Durability
  • High strength, heavy duty loft ladder, with a load capacity of 200kg per step.
  • Supplied assembled to a fascia board that can be easily installed within an existing hatch box or directly to the ceiling timbers or masonry.
  • Available in standard sizes for opening width of 600mm (or larger) and floor-to-ceiling heights of 2200mm to 3390mm.
  • Can be made-to-order in a range of different widths for ceiling openings as narrow as 430mm (contact us for details).
  • Telescopic handrail.
  • Large steps / treads for improved safety, comfort and ease of egress
    • Standard step width of 350mm
    • Maximum stair width supplied to fit your opening width
    • Step width from 200mm to 380mm.
    • Step depth of 140mm
  • Non-slip protective feet

Elite Vertical loft ladder

  • The Elite concertina loft ladder can be fitted with a hinge mechanism that allows it to be stowed vertically. As such, it can be used within a vertical wall opening or on a mezzanine floor.
  • The damped hinge mechanism allows for safe and easy operation. In addition, it allows the Elite Vertical to be positioned behind a door, up to 40mm from the edge of the opening (80mm with special modification).
  • Please click here for further details.


Elite with high backboard

  • The Elite can be ordered with a made-to-measure backboard (see image gallery) to enable egress through deep ceiling voids.
  • The high backboard features height-adjustable steps. Also, it features safety rails on both the left and right.
  • Backboard width – 590mm up to 1100mm
  • Backboard height –  490mm up to 2000mm
  • In addition, the backboard can also be ordered separately from the retractable ladder.
  • Please contact us to discuss your needs.


Elite with LAMILUX high backboard

  • Also available with a special high backboard that is designed for use with LAMILUX roof lights. As such, offering safe and easy access to a flat roof for both commercial and residential projects.
  • Suitable for LAMILUX CI system rooflight dome F100 and the LAMILUX CI System glass element F100.
  • The LAMILUX rooflight requires a special bracket. The Elite with LAMILUX high backboard is then secured to the bracket using only a few simple fixings (supplied).
  • Contact us for further information.

The Elite loft ladder is available in the following standard sizes that can be ordered online.

No. of treads

Minimum opening length (mm) Clear room height (mm)


590 *

1900 – 2200


620 *

2201 – 2500


670 *

2501 – 2790


750 *

2791 – 3090

12 820

3091 – 3390

* Please note that a minimum opening length of 800mm is needed for the telescopic handrail.

Opening width (from) (mm)

Tread/step width (mm)



(12 tread Elite) 530



Available made-to-measure…

The Elite is available in other sizes to suit opening widths from 430mm. Please download a ‘customer specification sheet’ (below) and contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange a quotation.

CSS PLL Elite & Elite special backboard

  • Manufactured and tested to EN 14975 (certified by TÜV SÜD)
  • Supplied with a manufacturer’s 2-year full warranty and 10-year parts warranty

The Supreme heavy duty retractable loft ladder is available as a BIM model/object from the NBS National BIM library in IFC and Revit format. Please click here for more detail and to download the object.


The following accessories are only available for order with an Elite heavy duty loft ladder.  Please make sure to add the required accessories to your cart before checkout, or contact us directly to discuss your requirements.

Additional tread for use with aluminium retractable loft ladders

Additional Treads

from £70 (excl. VAT)

Elite Loft Ladder top-operation eyebolt (open and close from above)

Top-operation Eyebolt

£10 (excl. VAT)

Grab rail for use in deep hatch box

Grab Rail (pair)

£100 (excl. VAT)

Loft hatch catch. Spring-action latch with eye-bolt for wooden loft door

Loft Hatch Latch

£29 (excl. VAT)


Elite loft ladder brochure

Aluminium concertina loft ladder brochure


Elite loft ladder drawing – 6000231E

9 tread loft ladder for installation in conventional ceiling openings

9 tread loft ladder for installation in deep hatches or on vertical walls

10 tread loft ladder for installation in conventional ceiling openings

10 tread loft ladder for installation in deep hatches or on vertical walls

11 tread loft ladder for installation in conventional ceiling openings

11 tread loft ladder for installation in deep hatches or on vertical walls

12 tread loft ladder for installation in conventional ceiling openings

12 tread loft ladder for installation in deep hatches or on vertical walls

Elite loft ladder with high-backboard – 6000419B

Elite loft ladder with high-backboard – backboard heights

Elite loft ladder with accessories

Elite Vertical loft ladder (for mezzanine floors and vertical wall openings) – 6000453B

NBS Source

Technical specification and BIM object for the Elite heavy duty concertina loft ladder can be found on NBS Source.

NBS Source Partner. Premier Loft Ladders products can be found on NBS Source

Case Studies

Elite heavy duty loft ladder with bold yellow finish - Premier Loft Ladders

Taking a Bold Step – Custom Elite loft ladder in ‘Sulphur Yellow’ powder coat finish

Loft ladders do not come any bolder than this stunning Elite, which was finished in a ‘Sulphur Yellow’ powder coat. Two identical ladders were ordered by US steel fabrication and installation specialists Alloy Construction Service. Safety was a key priority for this project. As such, The Elite loft ladders needed a bright yellow powder coat finish and had to be fitted with two telescopic handrails.

Skylight access loft ladder. Elite loft ladder from Premier Loft Ladders

Elite access to rooflight

Making the most of outdoor space in an urban environment is very important. With land at a premium, more people are converting their flat roof space to a garden retreat. How do you get to it though? A full size staircase takes up a lot of room and can be quite expensive, especially for occasional use. Doone Lambert had exactly that problem at her Hammersmith, London apartment.

As such, Doone chose the Elite Loft Ladder. The Elite saved both space and money, while still providing safe and convenient access to the flat roof. Furthermore, the custom grey-white powder coat finish meant that it nicely matched the room’s decor.

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