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FlexStep at Pharmacy

Liftup A/S

Some buildings have enough space for a ramp that comply with the slope requirements or a platform lift that can stand next to the staircase – the challenge can be that many accessibility solutions will impair the existing architecture of the building, and most want to preserve the existing aesthetics of the building, despite of the accessibility requirements. The FlexStep, the fixed staircase, and the repossess at the entrance to the pharmacy are built on top of the pharmacy’s original stone staircase, and they are designed with the steps, handrails and repos in identical wood, so the solution is consistent.

FlexStep at Nordkraft

Liftup A/S

Nordkraft is an old power station converted into a modern culture centre in Aalborg (Denmark). It goes without saying that the architecture is special as a major part of the previous power station has been maintained and now makes out the rustic framework for culture to prosper. In order to meet the legal requirements for accessibility into public buildings, the builder and Aalborg Community requested the installation of a platform lift. Colour and materials are according the specifications, and Liftup designed a special “outdoor” version as the staircase is situated close to an exit and without insulation.

FlexStep at St. Aidan's School in the UK

Liftup A/S

The hallways are broad and the traffic is heavy at the stairs at St. Aidan's Primary School in Scotland, UK. To create a coherent and functional solution to meet those needs a FlexStep lifting platform and an identical fixed staircase were put into production. The steps are covered with carpet like the rest of the floors at the school - a small feature that makes the FlexStep an invisible state of the art product. The school needed the broad staircases as well so a fixed staircase was built next to the FlexStep in the exact same design as the FlexStep.

London Victoria Tube Station

Eurosafe Solutions Ltd

A Noracon Travelling Gantry was installed to the full width and length of the North Ticket Hall suspended from aluminium monorails concealed within the ceiling. The Gantry was designed to travel parallel to the escalators beneath utilising a rope driven trolley which removed the requirement for any electrical connections. To enable the platform to travel the full length. part of the gantry was designed to become detached from the main section, allowing it to be “jettisoned” at the point where the new lift obstructs travel. The two sections become independent allowing the gantry to travel the remaining distance.

Loft ladder for sloped ceiling loft hatch

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Anyone with a sloped ceiling loft hatch will appreciate the difficulty of finding a suitable loft ladder, particularly when positioned over a staircase. This is exactly the problem faced by Michael Hall, who needed an easy to operate loft ladder to provide safe access to the loft space in his home. The Elite Vertical loft ladder from Premier Loft Ladders provided the perfect solution. It's highly engineered counter-balance system makes it easy to operate, as well as being safe. In addition, the Elite Vertical is designed for heavy duty use. As such, it is particularly robust and rigid.

Automatic loft ladders make loft access easy (and fun!)

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

It’s not very often that you hear about a loft ladder being fun, but that is exactly how Simon and Rochelle Solomon described their new Escalmatic electric loft ladder… Simon and Rochelle needed to make better use of their large loft space. They wanted an easy, hassle-free method of accessing their loft on a regular basis. They therefore began researching loft ladders and felt that fully automatic loft ladders provided the best solution. The Escalmatic was the preferred choice. The automatic loft ladder matched Simon and Rochelle’s needs perfectly. Read the full case study to learn more...

New Product - Quadro DD wooden loft ladder with secondary upper loft hatch. Premier Loft Ladders

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

The Quadro DD is a highly insulated wooden loft ladder. It features a secondary upper loft hatch, which achieves an overall U-value of 0.46 W/m2K. The upper hatch can be closed immediately after entering the loft, therefore helping to lock the warmth in the home or building, and preventing moist air from flowing into the loft and condensing in the cold areas. Suitable for high ceilings (up to 3.44 m). Visit Premier Loft Ladders web site for further details.

The Quadro loft hatch and ladder features the latest innovations in loft ladder design and technology...

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

The result is a thermally-efficient loft hatch and ladder that can be made-to-measure to fit each customer’s needs. Available as either a 3-part folding wooden loft ladder (shown here) or a 2-part sliding ladder, benefits of the Quadro loft hatch and ladder include… • Made-to-measure loft hatch • Highly insulated (U-value 0.77 W/m2K) • 4-point locking trapdoor for an airtight seal (Class 4 certified) • Concealed hinges • Wide treads with anti-slip profile for comfort and safety • Hatch box finished in white • Pre-drilled hatch box for quick & easy installation.

Supreme loft ladder provides easy access to loft for everyday use in family home

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Sam Beardsley Carpentry, had a client needing a high-spec loft ladder for everyday use in a brand new home. Already familiar with Premier Loft Ladders, Sam got in contact to discuss his project and review the available options. The Supreme was the obvious choice based upon the needs of Sam’s client. The end result was a loft ladder that they were ‘over the moon with’. To read the full case study, see a video of the installed Supreme and view more images, please visit our website.

Tesco Express Store - Shaw, (near Rochdale).

Flexi Support Systems from Pump House

Products: Flexi Access – Bespoke access platforms. Services: Existing condensers. Roof build-up: Existing warm roof design (bituminous felt) – Overlaid with a liquid applied plastic waterproofing layer. An operational Tesco Express store, in the heart of the Shaw community, that had existing high level rooftop condensers requiring annual maintenance. Pump House supplied a safe access solution around two existing high level condensers. Pump House carried out a site survey and provided full working AutoCAD drawings for approval. The access solution was manufactured in smaller modules which facilitated easier lifting and fitting. Pump House attended site on the day of installation.

Loft ladders solutions for a truss roof

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Truss roof rafters and ceiling joists are typically spaced either 400mm, 450mm or 600mm apart. Given that the joist is normally 50mm wide, this gives a fairly small opening width for your loft hatch and ladder. However, there are still a wide variety of options to consider. For example, space saving concertina loft ladders, are easy to operate, providing robust and durable access to an attic. Made-to-measure folding wooden loft ladders, such as the new Quadro, are available for widths of 550mm and offer minimal protrusion in the loft space above. Visit our website for more information.

Passive House certified loft ladder

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

The Passivhaus Institute has recently awarded the Designo wooden loft ladder certification for use in passive house projects. Available from Premier Loft Ladders, the Designo features the latest innovations in loft ladder design to perfectly balance aesthetics with performance. It offers excellent thermal efficiency (U value 0.60 W/m2K) and an airtight seal (class 4) thanks to a highly insulated trapdoor with 6-point locking mechanism.

Compact loft ladder for fire escape – Case Study from Premier Loft Ladders

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Building contractor Eversley Building Services Ltd required a roof access ladder for emergency use in the event of a fire. However, the application constraints presented many challenges, in particular the small skylight aperture. As such, a particularly compact loft ladder was needed. Furthermore, because the loft ladder would be used during an emergency, it had to be easy-to-operate and safe for its occupants. Read more about this challenging project and how the Piccolo Premium provided the ideal solution...

Passivhaus certified loft ladder

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

The Klimatec 160 is a high performance solution for passive and low carbon buildings. Not only does it offer superb thermal insulation and an airtight seal, but it also benefits from 30-minute fire protection. The Klimatec 160 is the latest product in the Premier Loft Ladders range to be certified by the Passivhaus Institut (PHI) for use in passive buildings. It offers very high thermal insulation, achieving a U-value of just 0.34 W/m2K. It also features a class 4 certified airtight seal. As such, it is extremely effective at keeping the warmth in the building.

What will the next generation of loft ladders look like? Premier Loft Ladders help answer that question...

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

For many years, loft ladders have largely remained unchanged. Traditionally built from timber, the original loft ladder concept remains a popular and dependable choice. However, fully automatic loft ladders are becoming a popular option, which is the basis for this exciting loft ladder concept. Another key feature is the clear loft hatch door. Therefore, the loft ladder of the future allows light to flood into the room, which is often in a dark landing or hallway. To learn more about this loft ladder concept, please follow the link below.

Glass loft hatch ladder from Premier Loft Ladders maintains period feature in Victorian home

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Glass loft hatches are an attractive period feature and offer a source of natural light into otherwise dark areas of a home. However, they are often the only way to access the home’s loft and finding a suitable loft ladder for a glass loft hatch is not easy. Premier Loft Ladders were able to offer an innovative solution for this very problem, allowing the owners of a traditional Victorian home the benefit of easy access to the loft, as well as maintaining period features and not obscuring the natural light.

Electric loft ladder ticks all the boxes

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

PMB Construction recently approached Premier Loft Ladders with a very specific set of needs. Fortunately, the Escalmatic motorised loft ladder ticked all the right boxes. Lead-time, quality and attractive design were very important requirements for this residential loft conversion project. The made-to-measure Escalmatic scored in all areas. The end result was an “extremely happy” client who got a loft ladder that was exactly what they wanted. Visit our web site to read full case study, see project photos and get advice on choosing an electric loft ladder.

Ecco loft ladder steps up to the challenge

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Premier Loft Ladders were approached for a challenging project requiring a loft ladder suitable for providing safe and easy access to the loft of a period home. However, the high ceiling and small opening presented an issue, ruling out many loft ladders. Furthermore, safety was an important consideration to the home owners. As such, the ladder needed at least one handrail and wide non-slip treads. Also, it was essential that the ladder was robust and stable. The Ecco perfectly fit the particularly tight constraints for this project. Also, the counter-balance spring system meant it was easy to operate

Electric loft ladder range has grown

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Premier Loft Ladders range of electric loft ladders continues to expand, with new products such as the Skylark and significant enhancements to the existing range. The Escalmatic electric loft ladder has proven popular since its launch. Further enhancing its impressive specification and excellent value for money is the increased floor-to-ceiling range. The Escalmatic can now be ordered for room heights of up to 3.5 metres. However, if that is still not high enough, the Supreme Electric can be ordered for floor-to-ceiling heights of up to 4.6 metres.

Keeping in the warmth - Loft Access Hatch and Ladder

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

The days are getting shorter and the weather getting colder – winter is on its way. If considering a new loft access hatch and ladder it is important to choose one that offers good thermal insulation and an airtight seal. This will help to keep in the warmth and lower energy costs. We have produced a useful guide that is available for download. It is designed to help you understand the important features to look for when choosing an insulated loft ladder. The guide also includes a quick reference tool for our insulated loft ladder product range.

New Product - Ecco Concertina Loft Ladder

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

The Ecco concertina loft ladder features the very latest technology to achieve excellent thermal insulation and an airtight seal. The 4-point latching system ensures an airtight seal all the way around the hatch, while WDL tape provides an insulating seal between the hatch box and ceiling structure. Ideal for residential and light-duty commercial projects. The lightweight yet strong and durable aluminium loft ladder is easy to open and close. It is also suitable for smaller ceiling openings (as small as 800mm x 550mm).

How its made: The Supreme F30 loft ladder

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Have you ever wondered how a commercial grade loft ladder is made? Read our blog to learn about how the Supreme F30 fire rated loft ladder is made. The Supreme F30 with wooden hatch box is a great choice for commercial and industrial use where fire protection is required. The heavy duty loft ladder offers both strength and durability, yet remains very easy to operate (just 3 kg operating load).

London 2012 Olympic Diving Platforms

Cordek Ltd

Cordek called upon to aid with the practicalities of a formwork solution to create the six concrete diving platforms in a scheme featuring few straight lines at the iconic London Aquatics Centre, built for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

New Product Announcement - The Quadro wooden loft ladder...

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

The Quadro wooden loft ladder is the solution when ‘standard’ is simply not good enough. It is supplied as an easy to fit, made-to-measure unit. The 3-part folding wooden ladder is contained within, and attached to, a laminated wooden hatch box and an insulated trapdoor. The Quadro wooden loft ladder offers very good energy efficiency thanks to an insulated trapdoor with an airtight 4-point locking mechanism.

“Oyez! Stannah brings modern access to historic town hall!”

Stannah Lifts

Once again, Stannah has plenty to shout about when it comes to updating access in heritage buildings – with the installation of a Maxilift 2.0 MRL (motor room-less) passenger lift in the historic town hall in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. By bringing access for people of all mobilities to facilities ranged over two floors, this hydraulic, 8-person lift helps the town hall maintain its 800-year history at the heart of civic life.

Premier Loft Ladders release a new range of BIM models

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

New BIM objects from Premier Loft Ladders make it even easier for architects and designers to specify the perfect loft ladder their project. They cover a selection of the company’s most popular products, covering a wide range of requirements, from Passivhaus certified loft ladders through to high-performance fire rated models. The NBS authored loft ladder BIM models are available in both Revit and IFC format.

Escalmatic electric loft ladder NBS specification now available

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Premier Loft Ladders have created a new electric loft ladder NBS specification for the popular Escalmatic. Full product data and technical drawing is now available within NBS specification software. The Escalmatic electric loft ladder is ideal for residential projects, particularly where space is limited. It is also suitable for light-duty commercial use. To help architects and designers, Premier Loft Ladders has made technical data for the Escalmatic electric loft ladder available within NBS specification software. It can be found within section L30 (clauses 41 and 421). CAD drawings are also available.

New Product Announcement - Escalmatic Electric Loft Ladder

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Premier Loft Ladders latest product, the Escalmatic electric loft ladder, offers style, safety and convenience. It is ideal for domestic/residential applications. The Escalmatic combines Italian design, robust metal construction and infrared remote-controlled electrical operation. The space-saving retractable ladder mechanism also means that the Escalmatic will fit into ceiling openings from as small as 50cm wide by 90cm long, helping to avoid costly and inconvenient ceiling alterations. The Escalmatic is supplied as a ready to fit unit, comprising of a steel stairway with a white powdercoat finish, attached to a steel hatch box and insulated wooden trapdoor.

Cadet 3 Wooden Loft Ladder available on NBS Plus

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

The Cadet 3 from Premier Loft Ladders is now available on NBS Plus. The wooden loft ladder is available in a range of standard sizes and is supplied ready to fit. Also, it features attractive styling with concealed hinges and white trap-door, as well as thermal insulation and an airtight seal. Please visit our web site for further details and links to the NBS product specification.

Isotec fire rated loft ladder NBS specification now available

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Premier Loft Ladders have made choosing and specifying your next fire rated loft ladder even easier. Product data for the high-spec Isotec loft ladder is now available within NBS Plus. The Isotec offers superb strength and very high thermal insulation. It also provides fire protection for up to 120 minutes. As such, it is a great solution for a wide range of projects. To help designers and architects, Premier Loft Ladders has made technical data for the Isotec fire rated loft ladder available within NBS Plus. It can be found within section L30 (clause 421).

Supreme Vertical loft ladder specification available from NBS Plus

Premier Loft Ladders Ltd

Premier Loft Ladders has released technical data within NBS Plus for the Supreme Vertical loft ladder, which offers safe and easy access to loft spaces and plant rooms that can only be accessed via an elevated wall hatch. As such, it is easier for architects and designers to find and specify a solution for this otherwise challenging access requirement. The product data can be found within section L30 (clause 41 and clause 421). The heavy-duty concertina offers a load rating of over 200 kg per tread, yet can be opened and closed with minimum effort.

Playing pack horse in top toy store

Stannah Lifts

It seems that The Entertainer – the biggest independent toy retailer in the UK – cannot get enough of Stannah’s Goodsmaster range of goods lifts. Muscling up all over the UK, Goodsmaster goods lifts have gone into multiple branches of The Entertainer, from Didcot, Lancaster and Newport (Isle of Wight) to Rugby, Cardiff, Chester, Sunderland and Bexleyheath – with another to come in 2013 in Witney, Oxfordshire. The bespoke, hydraulic-drive Goodsmaster 500kg goods lift recently installed in the Bexleyheath outlet demonstrates Stannah’s design flexibility.

Stannah - supporting luxurious service in top London events venue

Stannah Lifts

A Stannah Maxilift MRLi motor room-less passenger lift and Goodsmaster CD chain drive goods lift are the moving solutions of choice for Meridian Grand, a luxury banqueting, conference and events venue in Edmonton, North London. Both Stannah lifts help Meridian Grand deliver a first class service, whether this is for small, intimate gatherings or large, corporate occasions – from weddings to big-number fund raisers – all in opulent surroundings that are the hallmark of this family run business.

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