Here at Ladders UK Direct, we offer a variety of loft ladders for mezzanine floors. But which is the best product for providing easy access to a mezzanine floor?
What is a mezzanine floor?
In brief, a mezzanine floor is a raised floor that's partially open and overlooks the rest of the house or room. They're kind of like indoor balconies (but far more stylish!) People often install mezzanine floors in their houses to make use of additional space in tall rooms. Mezzanine floors are often small, snug spaces & can come in really handy when you're hosting parties. People can hang out on the mezzanine floor while still feeling involved with the party down below. The one problem with mezzanine floors is that they can be tricky to access if you don't install the right kind of ladder or staircase... that's where we come in!
Falling off a ladder can result in some very serious injuries, so before you put your foot on that first rung, it's important to make sure that the risk of a fall is as low as possible.
For example, if you're planning to use the type of ladder that leans against a wall, you must first ensure that the ladder is properly stabilised.
Do you have a broken ladder in your shed or van? Is it worth keeping hold of a broken ladder and fixing it up, or should you buy a new one? More often than not, having a ladder repaired so that it's fit for use is more costly than ordering a brand new one. Not to mention, your broken (and then repaired) ladder may no longer be compliant with the standard it was certified to, which can cause a lot of problems, especially if you're a tradesperson or construction worker! We would always recommend purchasing a new ladder rather than repairing an old one.
Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a professional tradesperson, a multi purpose ladder is a valuable piece of kit for your arsenal. Like their name suggests, multi purpose ladders can be used in a variety of different ways, making them one of the most cost-effective, versatile ladder options on the market. Multi purpose ladders can commonly be used in the following configurations (although some multi purpose ladders have even more uses!):
- Step ladder - perfect when you're working at low levels or when you need your ladder to be freestanding
- Extension ladder - ideal when you need to reach up high, this ladder configuration will need to be leant against a wall
- Work platform - giving you valuable extra low-level space to work when you're doing odd jobs like painting and decorating
- Stairwell ladder - providing maximum stability while you complete jobs on un-even ground & stairs
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