How to utilise the loft space in your home

By Pippa Thompson

People with health issues or with restricted movement, find that by having a Skylark™ Electric Stairs, they can once again use their loft space as they were able to before.

Many have become accustomed to the loft (attic) as a very necessary space for all manner of uses. As you grow older, a trip to the loft can be much more laborious, and also more and more dangerous.

Skylark™ Electric Stairs take away any heavy lifting, or the requirement to reach over your head to pull down a rickety old ladder, which is the cause of so many injuries. A whopping 90,000 people per year* report on ladder safety.

You can use your remote control to operate the Skylark™ stairs. Once the ladder is fully extended to the floor you have a strong safe ladder to climb, which also has two safety handrails to assist you.

Skylark™ customers regularly tell them of their surprise with the sturdy feel of the stairs when they climb it. They achieve such solid construction by using strong materials, such as beech hardwood for the ladder. The steel brackets are strengthened to 5mm thickness, compared to most other loft ladders which use a mere 2mm or 3mm bracket. This combination of quality wood and steel components provides a product which is resilient, versatile and hardwearing.

The high quality of the overall product makes it a perfect choice for many people who are converting their attic into rooms of all kinds (games room, bedroom or offices to name but a few).

Finding the room for an extra permanent staircase in many homes is just not possible. As the Skylark™ can be retracted back up into the ceiling when the room above is not in use, it frees up the hallway or landing during the day.

If you are considering converting your loft space, it is worthwhile knowing that the space a permanent staircase will use, cannot be regained. If, for example, your loft room is just for guests when they are visiting (i.e. not every day), it makes sense not to choose a permanent staircase that would take up space unnecessarily. If you plan to use the loft as your office or hobby room, while it’s not in use, you can close it off from the rest of the house.

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*Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

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