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It’s not always easy to find wide loft ladders…

It is not the sort of feature that most loft ladder suppliers mention in their product headlines.  While we do our best to make dimensional data available and easily accessible, it can be a hassle going through each product one-by-one. We love our products, but appreciate that not everyone wants to spend hours studying their technical specifications!

That is why we have produced this summary of our loft ladder tread widths. Hopefully this makes things a little easier for you…

Concertina loft ladders

Our range of concertina loft ladders come in a variety of tread widths, which is dependent upon the aperture width. Below is the maximum tread width option for each model for the widest possible aperture. Please click the links to see full product details or contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

  Type Operation Maximum step/tread width Required ceiling opening width
Supreme Concertina/ Retractable Manual or Electric 580mm 915mm – 1200mm
Supreme Electric Concertina/ Retractable Electric 580mm 1005mm – 1200mm
Supreme DD Concertina/ Retractable Manual 430mm 755mm – 800mm
Supreme DD Electric Concertina/ Retractable Electric 350mm 785mm – 800mm
Supreme F30 Wooden Concertina/ Retractable Manual 380mm 700mm – 800mm
Supreme F30 Steel Concertina/ Retractable Manual or Electric 580mm 1095mm – 1200mm
Elite Concertina/ Retractable Manual 380mm 610mm upwards
Piccolo/Piccolo Premium Concertina/ Retractable Manual 330mm 420mm upwards
Ecco Concertina/ Retractable Manual 330mm 600mm – 900mm
MiniLine F30/F30 Plus/F60 Concertina/ Retractable Manual 330mm 600mm – 900mm
Escalmatic Concertina/ Retractable Electric 350mm 800mm

Wooden loft ladders

Wooden loft ladder tread widths are fixed, regardless of the aperture width. Please click the links to see full product details or contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

  Type Operation Maximum step/tread width Required ceiling opening width
Designo & Designo Passivhaus 3-part folding Manual 330mm 550mm – 800mm
Quadro 3-part folding Manual 330mm 530mm – 900mm
Quadro 2 2-part sliding Manual 330mm 530mm – 900mm
Cadet 3 3-part folding Manual 360mm 600mm or 00mm
Esca 11 ISO-RC 3-part folding Manual 360mm 600mm or 700mm
ProfiLine F30/F30 Plus/F60 3-part folding Manual 360mm 550mm – 900mm

Why is it important to choose a loft ladder with wide treads?

One of the most important reasons for choosing wide loft ladders is safety. A wide tread/step allows users of the loft ladder to achieve a more secure footing. It also helps achieve better balance.  Another important factor is ease of egress and comfort. Choosing a loft ladder with wide steps is particularly recommended for commercial/industrial applications, and residential applications where the loft ladder is used more frequently.

Retractable loft ladders

The tread width of our retractable loft ladders is variable.  They are manufactured such that the tread width is maximised to suit your ceiling opening width. Our range of Supreme loft ladders (pictured here) offer the greatest range of widths – with steps up to 580mm wide.  They also benefit from tread depths of 140mm (or 160mm for larger step widths of 430mm to 580mm).

Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements, such that we can help identify the best retractable loft ladder for your needs.  Alternatively, please feel free to explore our range of products…

Wide loft ladders. The Supreme has treads as wide as 580mm. Shown hear in red powder coat finish. Premier Loft Ladders

Retractable wide loft ladders. Variable tread width to suit ceiling opening.

Wooden loft ladders

Unlike retractable loft ladders, their wooden counterparts feature fixed tread/step widths.  These are detailed in the table above and in the attached datasheet.  With tread widths from 330mm and a tread depth of 80mm (standard across the whole range) our wooden loft ladders provide safe and comfortable access to loft/attic spaces and offer minimal protrusion above the hatch.

Please visit our wooden loft ladder product range for more information…

Cadet 3, Esca 11 and ProfiLine loft ladders all feature 360mm wide steps

Cadet 3, Esca 11 and ProfiLine (pictured) loft ladders all feature 360mm wide steps.

If you have any questions about our range of wide loft ladders, or would like to discuss your application, please get in touch…

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