Abru 38003 Abru Loft Ladder Aluminium 3-Section 12-Tread
Go for a better one
Installed this, rubbish. Sticks, wiggles and feels generally unsafe.
Needed a ladder to get up to pull it down!
18 Mar 2015
Nice product. Easy to install snd seems quite robust. However, advert says for use on ceilings up to 3m. Wrong! I have 3m ceilings and when fitted this thing swings about 200mm off the ground. Have had to make a little platform for it to sit on! Obviously not designed for 3m ceilings.
27 Feb 2015
Great ladders & so easy to install. All parts supplied as required
16 Feb 2015
Loft Ladders made easy
Having never fitted a loft ladder before I thought it might be pretty difficult. I couldn't have been more wrong. The clear concise instructions with this product make it very straightforward and only took me an hour or so.
Fixing the ladder in place requires only 10 screws (all supplied) - 6 for the hinge guides that allow the ladder to pivot and 4 for the plate that secures the 'V' rod to the loft floor and stops the ladder falling down. There are additional fixings for stops etc on the frame, but they are quick and simple to install.
The instructions advise that you may want to upsize some of the screws yourself, depending on what you are screwing into, to ensure you have a more secure fixing - I did this with some of them.
I was amazed how lightweight the ladder is (less than 7 kg) and wondered how it would cope with my 100kg, but it is fine and will actually take a load of 150kg.
The double bolts on left and right make the ladder sturdy when extended and locked and the handrail is a useful option.
Tip: I found that smearing some petroleum jelly on the rear runners helps them to slide through the guides easier. The supplied pole is excellent for pulling the ladder down and pushing it up again.
A nice surprise was the inclusion of a loft hatch swivel catch and hinges for the loft hatch; I thought I would have to buy these separately - well done Abru.
13 Feb 2015