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How Do Electric Loft Ladders Work?

Electric loft ladders work by the motor powering a lifting arm mechanism that in turn aids the unfolding or folding of the loft ladder. Its operation is controlled by either a hand-held remote or hard-wired switch and with a button press the ladder can be in position ready to climb. They are a clever, well designed piece of equipment that takes all the effort away from yourself, so you do not have to struggle trying to operate your outdated ladder. Loft Centre are able to offer a vast range of Electric Loft Ladders from timber folding to concertina types.

Why Do I Need An Electric Loft Ladder?

Maybe the thought of operating your old loft ladder is a daunting task in itself. Or you are becoming more safety conscious and require a product that is going to be both structurally secure and comfortable to climb. Then an electric loft ladder is an option to consider with nice deep steps and the luxury of handrail(s) to make accessing your loft area a real pleasure. Plus, the added benefit of no strenuous manual operation required. All it takes is one continuous button press and watch as your ladder descends quietly and smoothly into place ready to climb.

How Do You Fit An Electric Loft Ladder?

The first stage to fitting an electric loft ladder is creating or modifying your ceiling opening to a size ready to take the product. The unit will then need to be lifted into the opening (two-person job) and positioned correctly. It can then be secured in place by screwing through the casing frame to the joists or using the mounting brackets supplied (product dependent). Making height adjustments to the ladder will be the next stage by following the specific manufacturer’s instructions. The final step will be to plug the unit into a 230 V mains supply or wire into a fused spur (may need an electrician’s assistance). Operation of your electric loft ladder can be controlled by either a hand-held remote or hard-wired switch supplied.

Electric loft ladders in a range of styles

We know that choosing an electric loft ladder can be tricky, especially when there are so many great styles to choose from! If you aren’t sure which design would best suit your home, our friendly and knowledgeable advisors who’d be happy to help. Alternatively why not take a look at some of our bestselling electric loft ladders for inspiration:

Contact us for more information on our range of electric loft ladders

If you need more information about our range of electric loft ladders, or if you have any specific requirements, please contact our sales team by email or call us on 01243 785 246 during working hours.