Loft Centre Blog | Latest Trends in Loft Spaces and Ladders

  1. Compact & Classic: Why You Should Choose Modular Loft Stairs

    It’s that time of year again, and we’re all going through the same motions. We head up into our lofts, fall over boxes and old furniture, and try to retrieve our Christmas decorations and trees for yet another season of giving. But, how many of you have stopped and looked around the loft, wondering ‘what a great extra room this would make’ or ‘I could turn this into a lovely home office’, but then put it to the back of your mind for yet another year. It may be that you’re not ready for the amount of work this will entail, but what could be stopping you is the thought that you might not have enough space for another staircase in your home. In this blog, we explain how modular stairs can change your life!

    Modular stairs; perfect for any home

    The first time we saw them, we were amazed at the possibilities that modular stairs offer the customer. We could instantly see that modular stairs

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  2. Spring Into Action: Loft Designs to Inspire for 2017

    Spring Into Action: Loft Designs to Inspire for 2017

    Trending Loft Designs for 2017

    Lofts, the space above our heads in our houses, should be kept in an appealing and beautiful style. 2017 has been a year of fashionable loft conversions and whether you are looking for a totally new loft or intending to rip out the current one and replace it with a trending one, you have a wide range of options to choose from. Here are some of the trending conversion styles:

    Minimalistic

    Recently, the minimalistic style seems to be the most preferable loft conversion. It is not only clean, but its simple design adds a modern touch to it. To attain this style, go for white or cream wallpaper; they

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  3. Looking for a Loft Ladder and Hatch? Start here...

    Looking for a Loft Ladder and Hatch? Start here...

    Fitting a loft ladder and hatch will make a considerable difference to any property as it will make easily accessible the often unused space under a roof. But whether it is for a full loft conversion or simply to allow access to additional storage space, making the right decisions and choosing from the wide range of loft ladders and hatches available requires a little thought. Some of the main points to consider are:

    Selecting the suitable size

    It goes without saying that the loft ladder and hatch must be of suitable length and size to fit both the space in which they are to be installed and the location in which they are sited. That means taking accu

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  4. Best Loft Ladder - Which One To Choose?

    Best Loft Ladder - Which One To Choose?

    Tips When Choosing the Best Loft Ladder

    A loft is one of the best places for storing those things which are typically not used daily, yet are valuable and need to be accessed occasionally. A sizeable loft can also be turned into a study room, a play centre or even into an extra bedroom for the teen in the home. For anybody requiring access to a loft, a good, safe and sturdy ladder is a must-have. Ensuring easy access, loft ladders can help in transforming your home, creating more space. Purchasing the correct loft ladder will give you easy and safe access to more storage space in your loft and also adds to the look of the home.

    But How can you Know The Best?

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  5. Spiral Staircases Prices - How Affordable Are They Really?

    Spiral Staircases Prices - How Affordable Are They Really?

    When remodelling our homes, we very often do not consider the possibility that we might want to integrate a spiral staircase into our new home design. But why not? Very often, DIY enthusiasts and other homeowners are put off from the very notion of a spiral staircase because they believe these to be more expensive than regular staircases. Below, we dispel that myth.

    A touch of luxury

    There is something opulent about spiral staircases. We tend to associate them with the grand lobbies of hotels or with rich palaces that enable monarchs to make a graceful descent. Spiral staircases are not just for the elite, however: anyone can incorporate a spiral staircase into their home. One beautiful
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  6. Commercial Loft Ladders: Your Design Options and Their Benefits

    Commercial Loft Ladders: Your Design Options and Their Benefits

    There is no doubt that lofts are some of the most functional environments within any home or business. They are able to provide ample storage space, they can be converted into other areas such as an additional bathroom and in many cases, such lofts can even be used as a spare office or apartment. It can still be challenging to access these areas. This is the main reason why Loft Centre has provided a stand-alone selection of commercial loft ladders. Let us take a look at some of the design options that our customers can select.

    Ceiling Applications

    Ceiling loft

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  7. Dolle Loft Ladders - Which are right for you?

    Dolle Loft Ladders - Which are right for you?

    Using a Dolle loft ladder gives you easy and safe access to your loft/attic area. There are a wide range of Dolle loft ladders available, including budget aluminium ladders, premium folding timber ladders and space economical concertinas. With such a wide range of loft ladders to choose from, how do you pick the one that is right for you? The type of ladder that you choose will depend on your personal preferences, how often you will use your ladder, as well as the space available. Read on to find out how to discover the right loft ladder for your needs. Note: Loft ladders are generally used for accessing a loft for storage space. If

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  8. 2017: The Perfect Time to Convert Your Loft

    2017: The Perfect Time to Convert Your Loft

    As the new year quickly approaches, many of us are considering renovations within our homes. One of the most common and beneficial solutions is a loft conversion. Why is this project so popular and what are some of the main benefits that you will be able to enjoy during 2017 and beyond?

    Increased Living Space

    The most obvious advantage of a loft conversion is that it will offer you and your family an additional amount of living space. This could be an excellent idea if you are expecting another child or if a young adult is returning home from university. However, other alternatives such as an arts and crafts room are just as viable.  

    Storage Needs

    Lofts conversions a
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  9. Review of the Dolle Madrid Wooden Space Saving Staircase Kit

    Review of the Dolle Madrid Wooden Space Saving Staircase Kit

    The Dolle Madrid Wooden Space Saving Staircase Kit has the same look and feel as a traditional Madrid Staircase. The classic, clean and modern design and the light yet robust wood are all there. The one key difference is that this staircase kit is ideal for saving space.

    Space saving features to give your home plenty of room

    The Dolle Madrid Wooden Space Saving Staircase Kit is positioned at a steeper angle than other Madrid staircase products, however you would hard

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  10. Can I Convert My Loft? - 5 Common Stumbling Blocks

    Can I Convert My Loft? - 5 Common Stumbling Blocks

    There is no doubt that converting your loft brings more benefits to your home than just extra space. So how come not everybody does it? People see that there are stumbling blocks and often don't want to spend the time trying to get over them. Here are five common problems that may or may not arise if you are seriously thinking of a conversion job.

    Legal restrictions

    Converting the loft doesn't generally require planning permission, but if you want to increase the volume of space significantly, then approval is required. However, under your Permitted Development Rights, it is possible to add a roof extension at the side or back of a detached or semi-detached house, of up

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