Man climbing up a wooden loft ladder

If you want to access your attic more easily, installing a loft ladder is a great way to achieve this. A permanent loft ladder saves you the hassle of fetching and setting up a conventional ladder every time you want to go up there - and most loft ladders can be neatly folded away when you're done.

Before you purchase a loft ladder, though, we recommend taking a moment to familiarise yourself with the different types of loft ladder that are available. Here's a quick guide from Ladders UK Direct...


Loft Ladder Types


Aluminium Loft Ladders

Aluminium loft ladders - like the Werner 3 Section Hideaway Ladder pictured above - are lightweight, hard-wearing and easy to handle. They also offer great value for money; if you're on a tight budget, an aluminium loft ladder may be the perfect choice for your home.

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Wooden loft ladder

Wooden Loft Ladders

Wooden loft ladders - like the Dolle Hoby Loft Ladder pictured above - tend to cost a little more than their aluminium counterparts, and because they're heavier, they're also a little more difficult to unfold and put away. However, wooden ladders are very strong and sturdy, and many homeowners prefer the traditional wood look to that of aluminium.

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Concertina loft ladder

Concertina Loft Ladders

Concertina loft ladders - like the Columbus Piccolo Premium Loft Ladder pictured above - are easy to unfold and take up very little room once put away. Ideal if you don't have much space available!

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Vertical loft ladder

Vertical Loft Ladders

Most loft ladders are designed to fit a hatch in the ceiling, but a vertical loft ladder - like the Columbus Junior Concertina Ladder pictured above - instead provides access to an opening in a vertical wall.

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Here at Ladders UK Direct, we have a wide range of loft ladders available to buy online at very competitive prices - plus we offer FREE DELIVERY on all orders!

Unsure which type of loft ladder is the right choice for your attic? Read our handy guide: What is the best loft ladder for me?

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