loft ladder

disappearing stair, folding stair, loft ladder

A swinging stair, usually a folding ladder, which enables passage to an attic space or loft. The stair is fixed to a trapdoor which, when closed, hides the stair from viewers below.
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"On Friday he was moving the loft ladder at their new home and twisted himself somehow and was in pain.
MARATHON* Jul 23-Aug 23 YOU will spend today desperately trying to find the boxes for the Christmas decorations, and then banging your shins on the loft ladder. The stars see and know all.
Conor, Belfast The easiest way is to fit a premade loft ladder. You can buy a Keylite timber loft ladder from any local building supplier, and come in different sizes to suit your needs.
One year, I had to unload and stack the bales myself, and nearly wore out the loft ladder. The following year, I switched to large round bales so one person and a tractor could handle the hay--and I vowed to never make a small bale again.
Loft Ladder Kit Timber, PS119.99, Screwfix This sounds like a major job, but it's deceptively simple to turn wasted loft space into valuable storage space with this loft ladder kit complete with folding stairs.
PS19.99-PS29.99 LOFT LADDER With simple instructions, it will give you easy access to all that space under the roof without the need to get on a wobbly old ladder.
Save [euro]30.00 Additional Pads( 2pk) - [euro]16.90 IDM7733 Save [euro]60.00 Eckman Telescopic Loft Ladder With 9 extra wide and deep slip-resistant steps that visibly lock into place at a flick of a switch, our loft ladder has been tested and manufactured to the highest European Safety Standards for weights up to 150kg (23.5 stone).
A loft ladder leads to the spacious roof void providing excellent storage space or potential for extension into it, subject to local authority and BVT consents being obtained.
Then he damaged a wardrobe and two sets of drawers and ripped down the loft ladder.
To the first floor, there are four bedrooms, with the master bedroom having luxurious en-suite facilities, plus a modern family bathroom and a loft room accessed via a loft ladder.