Made-to-measure retrofit loft ladders…


To help reduce the need for costly ceiling alterations, Premier Loft Ladders offer a range of loft ladders that are ideally suited for retrofit and renovation projects.  These include loft ladders with made-to-measure hatch boxes and trapdoors that ensure a perfect fit to provide an attractive, high-quality finish and help keep in the warmth.  Alternatively, if you need a loft ladder to sit behind an existing hatch, Premier Loft ladders have a selection of space-saving concertina ladders that are available in a range of sizes to suit even the smallest ceiling openings.

Retrofit Loft Ladders

A selection of loft ladders that are ideal for retrofit and renovation projects


Elite heavy duty loft ladder combines strength with ease of installation
  • The ideal ladder for a renovation project, replacement of an old loft ladder or for fitting into an existing hatch box
  • Suitable for small ceiling openings (from 620 mm long and 430 mm wide)
  • Easy to install
  • Ease of operation
  • High strength, heavy duty loft ladder, with a load capacity of 200 kg per step
  • Large steps/treads for safety and convenience

Prices from £830 (excl. VAT)

Piccolo Premium

Piccolo Premium retractable loft ladder perfect for small loft hatches
  • Designed for use in very small ceiling openings
  • Spring assisted concertina aluminium loft ladder
  • Load capacity of 150 kg per step
  • Ease of operation
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Easy to install

Prices from £605 (excl. VAT)


Quadro 2 part sliding wooden loft ladder and hatch for high ceiling rooms
  • Three-part folding ladder and hatch
  • Suitable for openings from just 1000 mm long by 530 mm wide
  • Good energy efficiency rating of 0.77 W/m2K with 4-point locking mechanism on the trapdoor and sealed hatch box
  • Load capacity of 150 kg per step
  • Made-to-measure to meet your exact specification

Prices from £675 (excl. VAT)

Prices from £830 (excl. VAT)

Prices from £605 (excl. VAT)

Prices from £675 (excl. VAT)

Energy efficient loft ladders…

When choosing a retrofit loft ladder it is important to consider thermal insulation and energy efficiency.  Premier Loft Ladders offer a range of highly insulated products products that are certified with Class 4 air permeability ratings (certified by IFT Rosenheim according to DIN EN 12207/12114), which is a measure of how well the loft ladder and hatch box assembly prevent air leakage.   Class 4 certified loft ladders include the Supreme (including standard, electric and F30 fire resistance versions), EccoMiniLine (including F30, F30 Plus and F60 fire resistance versions), Designo, Quadro, Cadet 3, and the ProfiLine (including F30, F30 Plus and F60 fire resistance versions).

Quadro wooden loft ladder with loft hatch featuring 4-point locking mechanism for an airtight seal
WDL insulation and sealing tape for an airtight connection between the loft ladder hatch box and the building

Enhanced insulation with WDL insulation and sealing tape…

The Columbus WDL insulation and sealing tape is a patented solution to ensure an airtight connection between the loft ladder hatch box and the building, therefore improving energy efficiency and reducing heating costs.  The WDL tape is pre-assembled to the Designo Passivhaus and Supreme Passivhaus ladders, but can be ordered as an optional extra on other aluminium concertina stairs and wooden loft ladders.

Repairing an existing loft ladder…

One of the most common components to fail on an old loft ladder is the counter-balance spring mechanism, which stops the hatch and ladder swinging open. As you might expect, these moving parts take a lot of wear and tear. As such Premier Loft ladders offer a spring hardware pack that can be fitted to most hatches longer than 750mm and weighing no more than 20kg.

Spring hardware pack for customer trapdoor. Can be retrofitted

Application guides

Help and advice for choosing the right loft ladder

Loft ladders for a truss roof

Truss roof rafters and ceiling joists are common in many UK homes. Joists are typically spaced either 400 mm, 450 mm or 600 mm apart and 50 mm wide.  As a result, many off-the-shelf loft ladders are not suitable. Therefore, made-to-measure loft ladders and concertina space saving loft ladders offer the best solution.

Read our application solution guide to learn more about truss roof loft ladders and to view suggested products, which even includes electric loft ladders.

Elite heavy duty loft ladder. Ideal truss roof loft ladder.

Insulated loft ladders – information guide and data sheet

An uninsulated home loses a large amount of its heat through the roof. Insulating your loft/attic and fitting an insulated loft hatch and ladder could therefore save you hundreds of pounds in energy costs. There are three important factors to consider when choosing an insulated loft hatch and ladder:

  1. The amount of thermal insulation provided by the loft hatch
  2. Air permeability through the loft hatch box
  3. Air permeability around the outside of the hatch box

Make sure you know exactly what to look for when choosing your new insulated loft ladder. Read our complete guide and download a copy of your insulated loft ladders data sheet.

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre

The National Self Build and Renovation Centre (the NSBRC) is the UK’s only permanent exhibition centre for self build, renovation and home improvements. As well as 3 full size exhibition houses on display, it has educational zones and a full-scale renovation house. Also, there are more than 200 stands displaying the latest innovative building products and services. The centre is located in Swindon, just off Junction 16 of the M4.

See the Elite loft ladder on display in the Centre’s Educational Zone.

For more information about the NSBRC and directions, please visit


Can we be of help?

If you require help in choosing the right loft ladder, would like to discuss your application, arrange a site visit or request further information, please do not hesitate to contact us…

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