Loft Boarding Installation

Demand for loft ladder fitting in Redditch led to creation of Stu’s Loft Ladders

And it’s kept us in business for over a decade

It is over a decade since Stuart Dyson formed Stu’s Loft Ladders from his base in Studley, near Redditch.

Stuart was a carpenter working for house builders on new-builds when he saw a demand for value-for-money loft ladder installation.

Since that time, the business has expanded to fit loft boarding, but Stuart still runs the business with a small team covering Worcestershire and Warwickshire.

Stuart’s carpentry skills are central to the service the firm provides and enable them to offer customers made-to-measure extras such as loft shelving and safety rails.

Customer recommendation has ensured that the firm has remained busy boarding lofts and fitting loft ladders, even through the pandemic, as soon as restrictions were lifted.

To see what our customers think, check out our reviews or take a look at our Facebook page.

Bespoke extras make loft storage easy in Redditch

As trained carpenters, we are able to build in bespoke details for our customers depending on their needs. This may be a safety rail around the opening in the loft or shelving units to accommodate larger items such as suitcases.

Truss shelving

Truss shelving is one of the most popular add-ons that we create for customers.

This shelving sits in the V of the roof trusses and creates a raised platform for boxes. As it uses space that would otherwise be wasted, it is an excellent way of maximising the storage potential in a loft. It also makes it easier to access the contents of the boxes as they are raised off floor level.

We always like to visit before providing a quote and this visit provides a good opportunity for potential customers to ask us about any add ons that they might need.

If you would like to arrange such a visit, with no-obligation or pressure from our friendly team, then contact us on 07712 327 889.

Choosing a loft ladder in Redditch

We have been fitting quite a few loft ladders in Redditch and the surrounding area lately. Customers always ask for our opinion on which is the best loft ladder. The reason that we like to visit a property before quoting is because the right ladder for the job will depend on multiple factors which in turn will impact on the price.

Aluminium, wooden or telescopic loft ladders

We have three ladder options, all of which are of the highest trade quality from our trusted supplier. We can fit wooden, telescopic and aluminium ladders depending on your budget, space and strength requirements. 

Other factors to take into consideration are the position and size of your loft hatch, the space around the hatch, and your personal preference. However, we can move the position of the loft hatch if you prefer.

As general guide, telescopic and wooden ladders are sturdier and stronger whilst still being easy to use. An aluminium loft ladder is our most popular option, which may be down to the fact that it is the most affordable whilst also being strong and light.

So, if you would like to find out which loft ladder is best for your needs, then email us at stuart@stusloftladders.co.uk

Forget DIY for loft boarding and loft ladders – we are taking bookings in Redditch and areas near you

The year is racing or is that just our impression? Spring is the perfect time to get on with all those jobs you’ve been meaning to get around to before summer starts. If creating proper loft storage with a fixed ladder or loft boarding is on your list, then why not free up your time to get on with other things by calling in the professionals?

Loft boarding is a tricky job – we should know, we’ve been working on our trade for over a decade. Our skilled team includes trained and experienced carpenters. As every loft is different and has its own quirks and features to work around, then our carpentry skills are essential to what we do.

What’s more, we can source the best materials from trade suppliers, meaning that when you cost up the job as a DIY project, you may be surprised that there is not such a huge difference in doing it yourself and getting us in, in terms of cost. Not when you take into account the amount of time it will take you, and the potential hidden cost of hiring the right tools.

We give a benchmark figure of £35 per square metre for loft boarding. The cost of the fixed ladder you choose varies according to your preference. Aluminium is the most cost-effective option; it is also incredibly light and strong, meaning that it is our most popular loft ladder.

So, with April nearly over, give us a call and we can provide a no-obligation quote so that you are ready to get on with other jobs or to start relaxing in the sunshine.

Call us on 07712 327 889.

Lightweight and economical – why these homeowners in Stratford and Redditch chose an aluminium loft ladder

Whether for cost reasons or space considerations, aluminium is the often the best option for a loft ladder. Not only are aluminium ladders more economical than timber or telescopic, they are also incredibly lightweight.

We’ve written before about the reasons many people choose a wooden loft ladder, but as in everything in our homes, the choice depends on the setting and the usage it will receive.

This week we have fitted aluminium ladders in two different settings that perfectly illustrate this point.

Aluminium loft ladders ideal for smaller space in Stratford-upon-Avon

In Stratford-upon-Avon, we fitted an aluminium ladder in a three-storey modern property. Space on the landing was tight and this fact, coupled with the need to keep costs down, led the homeowners to choose aluminium.

Keeping costs down with an aluminium loft ladder in Redditch

In Astwood Bank near Redditch, the owners of a four-bed detached did not have the same space considerations, but also chose aluminium. Their choice was once again budget led. As they only needed to access the loft infrequently to fetch Christmas decorations etc., aluminium provided the quality that they needed at a price that would also match their budget.

For homeowners who only want to go up to the loft a half a dozen times a year and who will not be carrying particularly heavy items, an aluminium loft ladder is a great choice.

Plastic loft hatch adds space

In Astwood Bank the customer decided to spend extra money on improving the overall loft access by replacing their old hatch with a new plastic one. This change increased the loft opening by four inches making the whole process of accessing storage more comfortable.

A plastic loft hatch appeals to many of our customers as it provides a totally finished appearance with no future painting or repainting required.

You can find out more about the full range of loft ladders we fit here.