PREMIER LOFT LADDERS LTD

2 DAWSON DRIVE
TRIMLEY ST MARY
FELIXSTOWE
SUFFOLK IP11 0YW

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Suppliers of: electric loft ladder roof hatch concertina ladders Loft access Ladder electric ladder

Premier Loft Ladders offer the highest-quality engineered loft ladders and associated products, supported by the very best technical advice.

Our product range is suitable for both commercial and residential use. It includes both traditionally-styled wooden loft ladders, as well as easy-to-operate aluminium concertina loft ladders. We also offer a comprehensive range of specialist products, including features such as fire resistance and electrical operation. Furthermore, we can offer bespoke solutions for the most demanding applications. Over the years Premier Loft Ladders has become the preferred choice of architects and building industry professionals throughout the UK.

In addition, Premier Loft Ladders have recently introduced a carefully selected range of innovative space saving stairs and contemporary modular open staircases. Manufactured from high quality materials, these staircases can be adapted for a range of architectural configurations and offer quick and easy installation.

We offer free delivery to UK mainland addresses, but can also deliver our products worldwide.

All of our aluminium concertina loft ladders are manufactured to EN 14975.

CAD drawings and technical data are available for download from our web site – Technical Data

Aluminium concertina loft ladders

Premier Loft Ladders offer a range of high quality heavy duty retractable aluminium loft ladders, each offering a unique range of features and benefits to suit both commercial and domestic applications. Applications include both new buildings and refurbishment/renovation of existing buildings. Our retractable concertina ladders are compact, efficient and easy to operate. They are widely used for access onto flat roofs via our weatherproof roof hatches and into plant and boiler rooms. Other options can include electrical operation, F30, F60 and F90 fire resistant casings and access into vertical openings or onto mezzanine/gallery floors. Our range of electrically operated loft ladders offer the ultimate solution for ease of use and convenience.

  • Supreme loft ladder - High strength heavy duty loft ladder with insulated hatch box. Very easy to operate. Available with electric operation and fire rated hatches. Also available with a weather resistant flat roof hatch.
  • Elite loft ladder - High strength heavy duty loft ladder. Ideal for renovation or retrofit projects and suitable for small ceiling openings. Easy to operate and easy to install.
  • Mini loft ladder - Concertina loft ladder for small ceiling openings. Features an insulated hatch box that is available in standard sizes or made-to-measure. An ideal solution for residential applications where space is limited.
  • Miniline fire rated loft ladder – Fire rated version of the Mini Loft Ladder. Available with 30-minute (above and below) and 60-minute (below only) fire resistance.
  • Escalmatic electric Loft Ladder – Electrically operated loft ladder with infrared remote control. Provides a stylish, safe and convenient means of access to a loft.

Wooden loft ladders

Premier Loft Ladders offers a range of high quality wooden loft ladders. All of these ladders are supplied in an easy-to-fit insulated hatch box to help keep energy costs down. Our range combined traditional styling with modern technology, such as multi-point latching systems to achieve an airtight seal and the highest standards of thermal insulation. Our wooden loft ladders are therefore ideal for both commercial and domestic applications.

  • Designo loft ladder - High strength and highly insulated wooden loft ladder. 6-point hatch gives airtight seal. Available with secondary upper hatch for superb thermal insulation in passive house applications.
  • Quadro 3 loft ladder - Made-to-measure 3-part wooden folding loft ladder featuring a 4-point hatch locking mechanism for an airtight seal. Features an insulated hatch box. Ideal for residential applications.
  • Quadro 2 loft ladder - 2-part sliding wooden loft ladder. Suitable for higher floor to ceiling heights and smaller ceiling openings. Features an insulated hatch box.
  • Cadet 3 loft ladder - Traditionally styled 3-part wooden folding loft ladder featuring a 4-point hatch locking mechanism for an airtight seal. Features an insulated hatch box. Ideal for residential applications.
  • ProfiLine fire rated loft ladder - Fire rated version of the Cadet 3 loft ladder. Available with 30-minute (above and below) and 60-minute (below only) fire resistance.

Staircases

Premier Loft Ladders offer a carefully selected range of modular stairs. This includes innovative space saving stairs designed for loft conversions and mezzanine floors, as well as contemporary modular open stairs. Our products can be adapted for a range of architectural configurations and offer quick and easy installation.

  • Compatta alternating tread staircase - Compact space saving staircase for loft conversions and mezzanine floors. Easy to install modular system. High quality materials, including solid wood treads and handrail. Can be adapted for a large variety of configurations.
  • Composity bespoke staircase - Innovative, easy to install, patented modular staircase. High quality materials including solid wood treads and handrail. Can be adapted for a large range of architectural configurations. Concealed fixings. Choice of finishes to suit interior scheme.

These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.

1 - Wooden loft ladders
wood loft ladders wooden loft ladder

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Aluminium loft ladders
Aluminium loft ladders

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Cadet 3 Loft Ladder Brochure
traditionally styled 3 Part Folding wooden loft ladders

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Compatta Space Saving Staircase Brochure
Brochure providing an overview of the Compatta Space Saving Staircase - a high quality, contemporary and easy to install modular staircase designed for loft conversions and mezzanine floors.

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Elite Loft Ladder Brochure
heavy duty Elite Loft ladder - The ideal product for retrofit/renovation projects.

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Escalmatic Electric Loft Ladder Brochure
Escalmatic electric loft ladder, which offers style, safety and convenience.

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Mini Loft Ladder Brochure
Mini retractable loft ladder with insulated hatchbox

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Piccolo Loft Ladder Brochure
Piccolo and Piccolo Premium loft ladders. The Piccolo's compact design makes it suitable for retrofit into very small ceiling openings.

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Premier Insulated Loft Ladder Data Sheet
insulated loft ladders

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Premier Loft Ladders Product Range Summary
Aluminum loft ladders, wooden loft ladders, electric loft ladders and fire resistant loft ladders

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Supreme Electric Loft Ladder Brochure
Supreme Electric Loft Ladder. Features all the benefits of the popular Supreme, but with the convenience of electrical operation.

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Supreme Loft Ladder Brochure
heavy duty Supreme aluminium loft ladder

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Supreme Vertical Loft Ladder Brochure
Supreme Vertical Loft Ladder, which is specially designed for installation into vertical walls.

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ACCESS LADDERS Flat Roof .
ACCESS LADDERS Retractable Concertina
ACCESS LADDERS Roof Access .
ACCESS LADDERS Telescopic .
LADDERS Internal Roof Access .
LOFT ACCESS DOORS Loft Hatches Insulating Covers
LOFT ACCESS DOORS Loft Hatches Ladder Combined
LOFT ACCESS DOORS Loft Hatches Telescopic Ladder Fitting
LOFT LADDERS Aluminium Air Permeability Class 4 (DIN EN 12207/12114)
LOFT LADDERS Aluminium Compact Small Ceiling Openings
LOFT LADDERS Aluminium Compact Space Saving
LOFT LADDERS Aluminium Handrail Combined
LOFT LADDERS Aluminium High Backboard Combined
LOFT LADDERS Aluminium High Ceiling Applications
LOFT LADDERS Aluminium Purpose Made Sizes / Made-to-Measure
LOFT LADDERS Aluminium Sliding
LOFT LADDERS Aluminium Sliding BS EN 14975 (DIN 4570)
LOFT LADDERS BS EN 14975 (DIN 4570) .
LOFT LADDERS Commercial .
LOFT LADDERS Electric .
LOFT LADDERS Electric High Ceiling Applications
LOFT LADDERS Electric Remote Control
LOFT LADDERS Fire Escape .
LOFT LADDERS Hatchbox and Trapdoor Combined .
LOFT LADDERS Hatchbox and Trapdoor Combined Air Permeability Class 4 (DIN EN 12207/12114)
LOFT LADDERS Hatchbox and Trapdoor Combined Airtight DIN EN 12567-1 Class 4
LOFT LADDERS Hatchbox and Trapdoor Combined Fire Resistant DIN 4102 Part 2
LOFT LADDERS Hatchbox and Trapdoor Combined Fire Resistant FD 30 Minutes
LOFT LADDERS Hatchbox and Trapdoor Combined Fire Resistant FD 60 Minutes
LOFT LADDERS Hatchbox and Trapdoor Combined Fire Resistant FD 90 Minutes
LOFT LADDERS Hatchbox and Trapdoor Combined Insulated
LOFT LADDERS Hatchbox and Trapdoor Combined Lockable
LOFT LADDERS Hatchbox and Trapdoor Combined Passivhaus Projects (Passive House)
LOFT LADDERS Metal .
LOFT LADDERS Metal Collapsible Trellis Concertina Scissors Operation
LOFT LADDERS Purpose Made Bespoke and Custom Designs .
LOFT LADDERS Railings for Ceiling Openings .
LOFT LADDERS Retractable Folding Concertina
LOFT LADDERS Trap Door Combined .
LOFT LADDERS Vertical Openings .
LOFT LADDERS Vertical Openings Purpose Made Sizes / Made-to-Measure
LOFT LADDERS Wooden Timber .
LOFT LADDERS Wooden Timber Air Permeability Class 4 (DIN EN 12207/12114)
LOFT LADDERS Wooden Timber Fire Resistant DIN 4102 30 Minutes
LOFT LADDERS Wooden Timber FSC Sourced Wood
LOFT LADDERS Wooden Timber Purpose Made Non-Standard Sizes / Made-to-Measure
LOFT LADDERS Wooden Timber Trap Door Combined
ROOF Internal Access .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Ladder Access .
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Ladder Access Flat Roofs
ROOF ACCESS HATCHES Purpose Made Bespoke and Custom Designs .
STAIRCASES Architectural .
STAIRCASES Kit Form .
STAIRCASES Open .
STAIRCASES Purpose Made Bespoke
STAIRCASES Space Saving .
STAIRCASES Space Saving Alternating Tread / Staggered Tread
STAIRCASES Space Saving Loft Conversions
STAIRCASES Space Saving Mezzanine Floors
STAIRCASES Space Saving Modular Steel Structure / Beech Wood Treads
STAIRCASES Steel Hardwood Treads
STAIRCASES Steel Modular Steel Structure / Beech Wood Treads
STAIRCASES Steel Purpose Made Bespoke
STEPS Folding .
CADET 2 Sliding Wooden Loft Ladders
CADET 3 Folding Wooden Loft Ladders
COMPATTA Space Saving Stairs
COMPOSITY Staircases
DESIGNO Wooden Loft Ladders
ELITE Aluminium Loft Ladder
ESCA 11 Wooden Loft Ladders
ESCALMATIC Electric Loft Ladder
MINI Aluminium Loft Ladder
MINILINE Aluminium Loft Ladder
PICCOLO Aluminium Loft Ladder
PICCOLO PREMIUM Aluminium Loft Ladders
PROFILINE Wooden Loft Ladders
QUADRO Folding Wooden Loft Ladders
SKYLARK Folding Wooden Loft Ladders
SUPREME Aluminium Loft Ladder
THERMOCOVER Loft Ladder Insulation

Premier Fully automatic loft ladders make loft access easy (and fun!)

October 2017

Fully automatic loft ladders make loft access easy (and fun!)

It’s not very often that you hear about a loft ladder being fun, but that is exactly how Simon and Rochelle Solomon described their new Escalmatic electric loft ladder…

The challenge…
Simon and Rochelle needed to make better use of their large loft space. They wanted an easy, hassle-free method of accessing their loft on a regular basis. They therefore began researching loft ladders and felt that fully automatic loft ladders provided the best solution.

The solution…
As part of their research, Simon and Rochelle called Premier Loft Ladders to discuss their project and get information on the options available. A concertina electric loft ladder was quickly identified as being ideal for their requirements and the Escalmatic was the preferred choice. The Escalmatic loft ladder matched Simon and Rochelle’s needs perfectly. The infrared remote control offered ease of use and convenience, while the white powder coat paint provided an attractive finish, ideal for a residential project. Safety is also taken care of, with the inclusion of non-slip treads, telescopic handrails, and upper-level handrails.

“All the information we needed was in a concise, timely and courteous manner. It gave us confidence in Premier Loft Ladders”
Simon and Rochelle Solomon

The results…
Premier Loft Ladders received very positive feedback from Simon and Rochelle, who were “extremely happy with the delivery, lead time, quality and functionality” of their new fully automated electric loft ladder.

“Thanks again for making our loft not only accessible, but fun at the same time, we just have to stop arguing about whose turn it is to press the button”
Simon and Rochelle Solomon

To read the full case and watch a video of the installed Escalmatic loft ladder in action, please visit:
https://www.premierloftladders.co.uk/automatic-loft-ladders-case-study/

Premier Insulated loft hatch and ladder

October 2017

Premier Insulated loft hatch and ladder

An uninsulated home loses considerable heat through the roof. Insulating your loft/attic could therefore save you hundreds of pounds in energy costs. Furthermore, insulating your loft/attic is relatively quick and easy to do.

However, the cooler air in an insulated loft can result in draughts through gaps in the insulation, such as an ill-fitting and poorly insulated loft hatch with ladder. The Energy Saving Trust recommend fitting an insulated loft hatch. They also advise you to use draught-excluding seals around its edges.
Here is our guide for helping you find the perfect insulated loft hatch with ladder for your home…


How to choose an insulated loft hatch with ladder

There are three important factors to consider when choosing an insulated loft hatch with ladder:
1. The amount of thermal insulation provided by the loft hatch

Thermal insulation is the reduction of heat transfer through objects of differing temperature. A well-insulated loft hatch therefore reduces the heat loss from the warm room into the cooler loft space above.

But how do you measure thermal insulation? When reviewing all the different insulated loft hatches and ladders that are available on the market, you need to pay attention to the U-value. This is a measure of how much heat is lost through the loft hatch by conduction, convection and radiation. A high U-value indicates high heat-loss. A low U-value indicates low heat-loss. As a bench-mark, a solid wall has a U-Value of approximately 2 W/m2K.
Designo insulated loft hatch with ladder heat profile

Insulated loft hatch with ladder heat profile. Warmth stays in the room below.

For a well-insulated loft hatch with ladder, you should really be looking for a product offering a U-value of less than 1 W/m2K. Be particularly cautious of loft ladders claiming to be ‘highly-insulated’ if they are not supported by a U-value. Also, don’t be afraid to ask where that U-value came from. Its important to know if it was tested (or perhaps calculated) by a recognised professional institution.
2. Air permeability through the loft hatch box

Air permeability of loft hatches relates to the amount of air that will travel through the hatch while in its closed position. An insulated hatch is of little use if the trapdoor does not prevent warm air from escaping through gaps around its edges. This may sound obvious, but not all loft hatches offer a tightly closing sealed door.

The first thing to look for is whether the loft hatch is certified with a Class 4 air permeability rating. Class 4 is the highest rating, so anything certified to this standard is recommended.

The other thing to consider is the construction of the trapdoor. A strong, rigid trapdoor, made from durable materials should last the test-of-time and provide a tight seal for many years of use. Also consider the number of locking-points on the trapdoor. Modern windows feature multiple locking-points to help ensure a tight and even seal around all its edges. The same applies to an insulated loft hatch with ladder. Consider loft hatches that have multiple locking points. For example, our Designo wooden loft ladder features a high quality 6-point locking mechanism for a window-tight seal.
Designo insulated loft hatch with ladder with 6-point locking mechanism for air tight seal

Designo insulated loft hatch with 6-point locking mechanism for an air tight seal
WDL sealing and insulation tape for an airtight connection between the loft ladder hatch box and the building

WDL insulation and sealing tape for an airtight connection between the loft ladder hatch box and the building
3. Air permeability around the outside of the hatch box

Now you have a well-insulated and sealed loft ladder hatch. The final challenge is to minimise the amount of air that escapes around the outside of the hatch box. It is therefore important to make sure that you choose a hatch box that fits the size of your ceiling opening. Where possible, choose a made-to-measure loft ladder to ensure a good fit and leaves a sufficient gap between the hatchbox and the structural opening. The small gaps around the edges are required to allow for installation tolerances as well as minimise heat transfer through thermal bridging.

Finally, it is important to seal and insulate the gaps around the edge of the loft hatch box. To ensure the best possible seal, you can order your loft ladder from Premier Loft Ladders with WDL sealing tape. The patented WDL tape is pre-assembled to the hatch box and offers an airtight seal with the building. Made of tear-resistant material, it also provides thermal and acoustic insulation. WDL sealing tape is fitted as standard to our Designo range of wooden loft ladders. You can also order it with many of our other loft ladders (see the recommended accessories on our Product Pages).

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