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stairs | glass stairs | spiral stairs | loft
ladders | balustrading |
and Spacesaver Stairs
A ladder is distinguished from
a stair by the fact that due to its steepness you go up and down
facing the same way (ie facing the ladder).Their steepness makes
them useful for very tight spaces but they are not really suitable
for day to day usage.
In recent years innovative
stair designs have made it possible to use very compact spacesaver
stairs for loft conversions and tight situations. These have
'paddle' shaped treads that alternate between left and right.
Do try them in use before going ahead with these -they are not
for everyone, as they nonetheless do require a good degree of
- Abru -makers of aluminium ladders, stepladders,
loft ladders, extension ladders, combination ladders, stepstools
and access equipment.
-Health and Safety Executive guidance on the safe use of ladders.
- Loft Centre Products -offer a comprehensive range of ladders and
spacesaver stairs from their base near Chichester.
- Lyndale Stairs
-actually loft ladders and hatches as well as staircases.
- The Loft Stairs Company -based in Shrewsbury, the specialise in stairs
and ladders for restricted speces.
-makers of a simply huge range of different types of ladder and
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