Loft Ladders Review: The Titan Exclusive 3 Part Folding Timber Loft Ladder

If you have a loft space in your home, chances are it's under utilized. For a loft to be more accessible and functional, a sturdy and safe loft ladder is essential. A loft ladder can be made from a variety of materials, including timber, aluminum and fiberglass. Timber, however, remains the most popular choice for many homeowners. Timber is warm to the touch, attractive and durable. It can be painted or stained to match your décor, and only gets better with age. In addition, it requires virtually no maintenance. The best types of timber loft ladders are those that are made with traditional woodworking techniques, such as dovetailed joints. Here's some information about a quality loft ladder from Titan: the Exclusive 3 part folding model.

Loft Ladders: About the Titan Exclusive Folding Timber Loft Ladder

Ladders like the Titan 3 part folding loft ladder provide safe access to lofts. This model requires no headroom or storage space in the loft itself. It's supplied with plastic architraves that give the ladder a finished look. There's a draft excluder in the casing and trapdoor that has 70mm insulation to prevent drafts and conserve heat. A sturdy spring counterbalancing feature allows for effortless and smooth operation by way of the included wooden push / pull rod. The ladder is finished with a white faced trapdoor. The hinges on the trapdoor are hidden, which makes it quite easy to paint, varnish or clad the trapdoor. Both the casing and trapdoor are designed for extra tight closure. The treads are non-slip, and the sturdy plastic feet ensure stable placement.

Loft Ladders: A Few Details of the Titan 3 Part Folding Timber Loft Ladder

The treads of the ladder are made from beech, and the stiles are pine. The treads are 400mm wide and there's a 250mm distance between the treads. Each tread is 400mm wide, 18mm thick, and 83mm deep. The stiles are 21mm thick and 83mm deep. The casing is made from block board, and is 18mm thick. The trapdoor has a 50mm frame made from spruce, with 50mm insulation and white Masonite plates on both sides. The trapdoor is 56mm thick, and insulated with 50mm polystyrene.

Loft Ladders: Some Specifications of the Titan Exclusive Loft Ladder

This ladder is designed for spaces with ceiling heights up to 2870mm, and requires an opening that measures 700mm x 1200mm. This ladder is certified to conform to the BS EN14975 standard, and will support a maximum load of 150kg. Do remember that the maximum load is the combined weight of the user and of any objects being transported up or down the ladder. Available optional extras are a metal or timber handrail, and a timber balustrade. The casing size is 680mm x 1175mm, and requires an open size of 700 x 1200mm. The floor to ceiling height is 2870mm, and the casing height is 200mm. The ladder has 12 treads.

Titan Exclusive 3 part folding timber loft ladders will enhance the utility of any loft space.