Loft ladder, 2 section aluminium light weight down from £49.99 - £32.99 @ Homebase
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Loft ladder, 2 section aluminium light weight down from £49.99 - £32.99 @ Homebase

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Found 5th Jan 2016
Good deal on loft ladder, easy to fit and very easy to use
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Looks good.
Would have thought Argos would have matched this with being the same company !
Good value but prefer the wood type a lot more work to fit and money.This morning put the tree and xmas decs back to there yearly rest and having a nice firm ladder makes it easier... diy.com/roo…prd



Edited by: "morrig" 5th Jan 2016
Amazon have price matched

amazon.co.uk/dp/…der

I can also confirm easy to install, took 30mins

Although it doesnt say
Brilliant, just reserved one for store pick up.
Looks ideal for what I want, I'm only in the loft 4-5 times a year.
jb66

Amazon have price … Amazon have price matchedhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004R24VC0/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1452001851&sr=1&keywords=loft+ladderI can also confirm easy to install, took 30minsAlthough it doesnt say


Is there a minimum distance required between the hatch & walls? I've had a quick look & it seems so. Trouble is, my loft access is in a corner above a doorway, so there is limited space
Good price for ladder though
May be worth buying - but I'm hopeless at DIY (I can just about assemble IKEA flatpack furniture). Will this be within my skillset?
jb66

Amazon have price … Amazon have price matchedhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004R24VC0/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1452001851&sr=1&keywords=loft+ladder


out of stock at amazon.
Edited by: "nirvanaman" 5th Jan 2016
OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be in the loft alot better buying the unfortunately very expensive one

homebase.co.uk/en/…997

but Heat as it a Bargain!
TotalAwesome

OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be … OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be in the loft alot better buying the unfortunately very expensive onehttp://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/abru-loft-ladder-complete-kit---timber-752997but Heat as it a Bargain!



Little bit of a price difference there
qwertymz

May be worth buying - but I'm hopeless at DIY (I can just about assemble … May be worth buying - but I'm hopeless at DIY (I can just about assemble IKEA flatpack furniture). Will this be within my skillset?



Just make sure the loft opening is big enough for it to slide in and out
Good Point, Sorry didnt mean to be negative on your Post, it a brilliant bargain

We had one like it but we use the loft alot and after 6 months or so it just kinda gave up teh ghost and wasnt safe but its also my big fat bum lol
excellent just what i was looking for! thanks OP.
TotalAwesome

OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be … OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be in the loft alot better buying the unfortunately very expensive onehttp://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/abru-loft-ladder-complete-kit---timber-752997Is that not the same as the one in b+q for £83 ?[quote=TotalAwesome]OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be in the loft alot better buying the unfortunately very expensive one[url=http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/abru-loft-ladder-complete-kit---timber-752997]http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/abru-loft-ladder-complete-kit---timber-752997but Heat as it a Bargain!


No doubt an excellent price, but I am aware of someone who had a bad accident on one of these type of ladders because bolts sheared and the ladder broke, and she wasn't a large or heavy person by any means.Personally I'd only fit a stronger wooden one now, as I did for the person in question.Of course they are a lot more expensive, but then again a ladder is not something you want to take chances with.If you are going to use one of these, then firstly make sure you're well within it's weight limitations, I don't wish to sound rude to those of us (myself included) who are overweight, but bear in mind you'll be carrying a load that has some weight to it as well, so you want the total to be within it's limits.Maybe think about what the heaviest items you intend or keep in the loft are, and see if this is suitable.Whilst these type are fairly flimsy, as long as it's not overloaded, and is properly fitted, they are quite safe to use.
Someone mentioned that they were unsure of their DIY skills, or ability to fit something like this, well they're not difficult, the important thing apart from fitting it correctly and securely, is that you make sure it has enough clearance and space to retract to and pivot, otherwise it won't work at all!
I don't like them, but heat added for the price.
TotalAwesome

OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be … OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be in the loft alot better buying the unfortunately very expensive onehttp://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/abru-loft-ladder-complete-kit---timber-752997Is that not the same as the one in b+q for £83 ?[quote=TotalAwesome]OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be in the loft alot better buying the unfortunately very expensive one[url=http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/abru-loft-ladder-complete-kit---timber-752997]http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/abru-loft-ladder-complete-kit---timber-752997but Heat as it a Bargain!


need to check loft dimensions as I'm about to install a ladder, thanks op.
need to check loft dimensions as I'm about to install a ladder, thanks op.
ok ladder for once a year xmas decorations job but as said no good for constant use at all.,
I'm not sure if its mentioned in the description, but does anyone know how big your loft hatch has to be to accommodate this ladder? My loft hatch/hole is about 55 x 55cm, will this ladder fit it?
TotalAwesome

OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be … OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be in the loft alot better buying the unfortunately very expensive onehttp://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/abru-loft-ladder-complete-kit---timber-752997


Is that the same as this one which is roughly half the price from B&Q? diy.com/roo…5c7

(Originally posted by morrig above.)
I don't have HomeBase near by. Is this one available at argos same? argos.co.uk/sta…htm
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Everytime i use Homebase C&C, i get a phone call from the stores manager later saying

" sorry sir we dont actually have any of those in stock here"

Hence i never shop or use C&C for Homebase anymore.
TotalAwesome

OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be … OK for occasional use but very flimsy from my experience, if you will be in the loft alot better buying the unfortunately very expensive onehttp://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/abru-loft-ladder-complete-kit---timber-752997but Heat as it a Bargain!



That wooden one is only really expensive if you don't shop around! It's £83 in B&Q!
ollie87

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html



Hahaha you sir are a genius, and by that i meant that type of ladder not that one in particular lol
If you can get it cheaper than wahey...fill ya boots
alasrati

Is that the same as this one which is roughly half the price from B&Q? … Is that the same as this one which is roughly half the price from B&Q? http://www.diy.com/rooms/abru-timber-complete-loft-access-kit-h28m/663952_BQ.prd?ecamp=Aff-47868&awc=483_1452035882_67ddfbba5581db6d24f511fe348325c7(Originally posted by morrig above.)



Great Price, i hadnt really shopped around just posted the link to the one on that site for the "type" that is alot "better"
ollie87

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html


Brilliant blog. It's a great way to deal with the frustration and despair.
TotalAwesome

alot

http://i.imgur.com/uQGAQk0.png

James_Polarbear

I'm not sure if its mentioned in the description, but does anyone know … I'm not sure if its mentioned in the description, but does anyone know how big your loft hatch has to be to accommodate this ladder? My loft hatch/hole is about 55 x 55cm, will this ladder fit it?



I don't think it will mate as it says the minimum hatch clearance needs to be 0.7m. We've two loft hatches and they are both approx 0.5m which kills this one for us too unfortunately.We don't have floorboards in our loft either (only insulation) which needs addressing for us first before we can even consider one of these.
Hi guys bought this loft ladder through HUKD the other week and if its anything to go by it was an easy installation. Things to consider for people considering this kind of ladder instead of the timber one which folds away on to the loft door itself. Ensure you have sufficient space behind the loft door in the loft for when the ladder is just sat up there ready for use. Give at least 5 - 10cm either side of the ladder when positioning it and try and centralise it in the loft opening. Ensure you have measured the height correctly to ensure you have the right sized ladder i.e. floor to the top of the loft floor then add a bit for the angle that the ladder will sit when full extended out.
Installation is pretty easy just make sure you got a decent drill to drill the screws into the floor board and be careful of wires! Hope this helps someone and good luck DIY'ing everyone!
Not that good a price, I got an Abru one with side handle etc 2 section last year in B&Q reduced to £26. That's a hot deal! This one is ok but for a simple 2 section unbranded a hot deal has to be below 30 quid for me.
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