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

Clearing clutter is the #1 reason for loft boarding in Stratford-upon-Avon

We board around a hundred lofts a year. We always ask our customers what they want out of their loft space to help them decide how large an area to board. Here are our top four customer reasons for wanting to create loft storage:

#1 – clearing clutter in a particular zone

Whether it is the spare room or a garage, many customers have an area of their home that has become a dumping ground. For multiple reasons, whether a guest coming to stay or just getting sick of looking at ever-growing piles of stuff, this is often the motivation for customers to get professionals in to create loft storage.

#2 – creating space in living areas

This reason is more about decluttering all around the home, rather than one specific area. By opening up storage possibilities, customers can make space in wardrobes, clear shelves and move piles from corners of rooms to create a more streamlined space.

#3 – first owners in a new build property

Often one of the first jobs that owners want to get on with in new build properties is to board the loft and create some extra storage space.

#4 – already using an unboarded loft for storage

We think this one is a bit of a shocker, but we come across it frequently. Too many people are already using unboarded lofts for storage by balancing boards or offcuts of wood across joists. Thankfully we are called in because they have come to their senses and realised that wobbling around in the loft with the risk of putting a foot through the ceiling is not a good idea!

No-obligation quote

Whatever the reason, we are happy to provide a no-obligation quote for loft boarding in Stratford-upon-Avon and within a 20-mile radius from our Warwickshire base. Contact us now through the webform or email us at stuart@stusloftladders.co.uk

Redditch homeowners ask how safe are you going up to the loft?

Modern loft ladders offer features that make going up to the loft easy and safe. With automatic locking,  handrails, rubber feet and sturdy treads, using a quality fixed loft ladder, is a very different experience to propping up a portable ladder or even using an older style fixed one.

As well as choosing a quality fixed ladder, our best tip is to have it professionally fitted.  No two loft jobs are the same in our experience – even in new builds, the homeowner may have a different requirement for the size of the loft hatch or its position, both of which can influence the type of ladder needed. There is skill in ensuring that the ladder is adjusted to suit your ceiling height and the angle it will descend at. We fit hundreds of ladders each year and can ensure that, when a ladder extends, it is stable and secure.

Boarding is the other important area to consider. Loosely placed boards or pieces of wood placed over joists are no replacement for a properly boarded loft. With a stable platform you can safely manoeuvre and access items with no risk of falling through the ceiling into the room below.

For a no obligation quote in the Redditch area, contact us now on 07712 327 889.

How to make your home feel bigger without extending in Bromsgrove

Depending on where you live, the average cost of an extension is reckoned to be between £1,200 and £1,800 per square metre. Whilst most of us who buy a property wish to change it in some way and may plan to extend, arranging the necessary finances and permissions can take a long time. 

The answer could lie in creating proper storage space so that you can reorganise your existing rooms.

The cost for boarding is around £35 per square metre, so whilst still being an investment, this can be a practical solution compared to to building costs. Boarding and ladder fitting can also be achieved within a day and with minimal disruption, leaving you free to start reorganising your space.

In fact, a boarded loft, safely and easily accessed with a fitted ladder can totally transform a property by opening up storage possibilities.  Items that are not needed every day can be kept out of sight and brought down from the loft when required.

Modern ladders are light but sturdy and glide into place without the fear of trapped fingers. Going up to the loft to retrieve belongings is no longer a chore.

Take a look at our Facebook page for photos of recent work. You can message us through the page or call us on 07712 327889.

Redditch homeowners take note – loft boarding could save you money

The energy price cap is being increased from 1st April 2022, affecting over 20 million people in the UK. This means that, unless you are already on a prefixed tariff, you will soon be paying more for gas and electricity.

With dramatically rising energy prices, you may be thinking about making your home more energy efficient.

Did you know that loft boarding increases the thermal efficiency of a property as the the boards create an additional insulating layer. If you are thinking about boarding the loft yourself, check with a professional first. They will be able to assess whether your existing insulation needs protection by raising the level of boarding as compressing insulation decreases its efficiency.

Another area where your home could be losing heat is through the loft hatch. This is particularly the case with older, ill-fitting hatches. Modern loft hatches offer greater insulation and, when fitted correctly, should be snug enough to prevent heat loss.

If you were already thinking about boarding the loft, increasing the heat retention of your home is another strong reason to do it.

For a no-obligation quote in Warwickshire and Worcestershire, contact us now on 07712 327889 or use our contact form.

Staying busy through customer recommendations for loft boarding and ladders in Warwickshire

As an independent family-run trader, we stay busy boarding lofts and fitting ladders through customer recommendations and word of mouth.

We are always grateful when our wonderful customers take time to leave us a review on our website or Facebook page.

This is the latest from our reviews page:

Stu and his team supplied and fitted my loft ladder today and boarded over the loft space.


I am so pleased with the result and the price was very reasonable.
As soon as they entered my property, they were extremely professional and laid dust sheets everywhere and made sure I was confident in using the ladders safely before they left. They even took my boxes up for me and it is amazing how much extra space still available!


I would recommend Stu’s Loft Ladders to anyone considering loft boarding and a new pull-down loft ladder. Thank you!

It is important to us to provide a professional service and that means treating our customers’ homes as if they were our own. We always use dust sheets and tidy up before we leave. If customers ask nicely then we even sometimes take boxes up to the loft for them.

If you are looking to have a fixed loft adder fitted or to have your loft boarded by a local firm you can trust, then take a look on our reviews page or over on our Facebook page for genuine recent reviews from happy customers. 

Top tips for protecting pipes in the loft for our customers in Warwickshire and Worcestershire

As the weather turns colder, you may be concerned about pipes freezing in your loft.

As people who spend a lot of time in lofts, boarding them and fitting ladders, we have picked up a few tips over the years for protecting your home from burst pipes up there.

  • Get up to the loft and check the pipes. Look for any drips at the joins to spot a burst or leak before the water does any damage.
  • Make sure that any pipes in the loft are lagged. Circular pipe lagging is easy to fit – the foam sleeves can be bought at the right diameter and simply slipped over pipes. Many even feature an adhesive strip so that they self-seal once in position. Your local DIY store or plumbing merchant will be able to advise.
  • You will also need to insulate the top and sides of any water tanks. However, think twice about insulating the bottom of a tank, as you don’t want to prevent the warming action of hot air from the heated rooms below.
  • Finally, when the temperature really drops outside, opening your loft hatch can help heat to circulate around any pipes located above.

Stu’s Loft Ladders are experienced in fitting loft ladders and boarding lofts. We have an excellent local reputation and work in a radius of approximately 20 miles from our base near Studley in Warwickshire. Email us now at stuart@stusloftladders.co.uk or take a look at our Facebook page for examples of work and customer recommendations.

Happy New Year to all our loft boarding and loft ladder customers in Warwickshire and Worcestershire

What a year! From lockdown straight after last Christmas into the new normal, we have carried on working in line with government guidance.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, we have boarded hundreds of lofts and fitted many loft ladders during 2021.

Throughout it all, it has been our customers who have kept us going. From making us cups of tea whilst we work, to leaving us rave reviews on Facebook and this website, our customers throughout Warwickshire and Worcestershire always astonish us with their friendliness.

So, whatever 2022 holds for you, we wish you a happy and prosperous new year!

To book a no-obligation consultation with our experienced team, contact us now.

What areas do we cover in the Midlands for loft ladders and loft boarding?

We have spent the past decade fitting loft ladders and boarding lofts throughout Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

We work in approximately a 20-mile radius from our base in at Sambourne, near Studley in Warwickshire. This means that we work as far north as the southern parts of Birmingham and as far south as the Cotswolds.

Some of the towns/cities that we cover are:

  • Kidderminster
  • Bromsgrove
  • Worcester
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Warwick
  • Leamington Spa
  • Droitwich Spa
  • Evesham
  • Broadway
  • Solihull
  • Alcester
  • Studley
  • Redditch

We are always happy to advise on whether we cover your area, so contact us to find out more at stuart@stusloftladders.co.uk

Still time to board your loft before Christmas in Stratford-upon-Avon and Alcester

If the thought of putting the Halloween decorations away seems scary because it involves a trip up to an unboarded loft, then think about getting the professionals in.

With November about to start, there are eight weeks left to go until the big day. Although of course 2020 was an exception, we are usually busy in the run-up to Christmas as customers want to organise their space before guests arrive. This year, after last year’s restrictions, we expect to be busier than ever.

A stable loft floor means safe and easy storage

A boarded loft means no more wobbling around between joists as you try to retrieve boxes of decorations. With a stable base you can store and access items without taking your life in your hands.

Add in a fixed ladder and going up to the loft is a breeze. There is a ladder to suit your space and budget: we offer timber, folding aluminium ladders and telescopic ladders where space is tight.

Booking loft boarding jobs now for November and December

We are booking in jobs now for November and December, so contact us to arrange a no-obligation quote or take a look at our Facebook page to see photos of recent jobs and customer reviews.