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Whether you use your attic for storage or you’re looking to transform it into a cool hang-out spot, you need a convenient way to access the space. Because let’s face it - grabbing a ladder from the shed every time you need to access your attic is more hassle than it’s worth. So why not install an attic ladder? Attic ladders compact down and tuck up into your ceiling when they’re not in use, giving you safe and convenient access to your loft.

You can hire an expert on Airtasker to help with your attic ladder installation. Whether you already have a ladder you’d like installed or you need help sourcing the perfect solution, your installer can help. They’ll take all the stress out of attic stair installation and ensure that accessing your loft is never a hassle again!

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Top Attic Ladder Installation related questions

An attic ladder is a foldable ladder that sits inside the opening to your loft. When you open the hatch of your attic, you can fold down the ladder for easy access.
While some people choose to DIY their attic ladder installation, it’s a job best left to an experienced handyman. That’s because loft ladder installation requires a range of tools and expertise in building so that the ladder not only looks perfect but operates safely.
While attic ladder installation doesn’t require any specific qualifications, many installers are qualified carpenters with advanced skills in woodworking. If you need any electricals done as part of your installation, however, you will need to engage a licensed electrician to install them.
You’ll need to measure the opening to ensure it’s the right width for your ladder to fold into, plus measure the height of the ladder once it’s extended from floor to ceiling.
The time it takes to install a loft ladder will depend on whether your technician needs to cut a hole in your ceiling and whether you need a loft ladder and hatch installed, or just the ladder. Most installations will take 3-6 hours.
The cost of loft ladder installation is usually between $176-$375 when you book your service on Airtasker. But this price may be higher or lower depending on the type of ladder you’ve chosen, whether you need any extra services, and the time it takes to install it.
An attic ladder is a foldable ladder that sits inside the opening to your loft. When you open the hatch of your attic, you can fold down the ladder for easy access.
While attic ladder installation doesn’t require any specific qualifications, many installers are qualified carpenters with advanced skills in woodworking. If you need any electricals done as part of your installation, however, you will need to engage a licensed electrician to install them.
The time it takes to install a loft ladder will depend on whether your technician needs to cut a hole in your ceiling and whether you need a loft ladder and hatch installed, or just the ladder. Most installations will take 3-6 hours.
While some people choose to DIY their attic ladder installation, it’s a job best left to an experienced handyman. That’s because loft ladder installation requires a range of tools and expertise in building so that the ladder not only looks perfect but operates safely.
You’ll need to measure the opening to ensure it’s the right width for your ladder to fold into, plus measure the height of the ladder once it’s extended from floor to ceiling.
The cost of loft ladder installation is usually between $176-$375 when you book your service on Airtasker. But this price may be higher or lower depending on the type of ladder you’ve chosen, whether you need any extra services, and the time it takes to install it.

What does an attic ladder installation include?

Attic ladder installation includes everything from cutting a hole in your ceiling to measuring the ladder's height and fitting the ladder in place. They'll carry out each step of the installation with care and precision, including:

Step 1: Measuring and cutting

Your loft ladder installer will start by measuring the space, checking the hole in your ceiling to make sure it's big enough to fit the ladder. They may cut a hole in your ceiling if you don't already have one or extend your current hole if needed. They'll check to ensure there are no cables or plumbing pipes above before making any cuts in your ceiling. If there are panels above where your attic access is, they'll cut these panels (provided they're not structural panels) to make a gap, allowing your ladder to fit.

Step 2: Fitting the ladder

Once your space is measured and prepared, your attic ladder installer will fit the ladder in the hole. This will include temporarily installing the ladder to ensure everything fits and that the hatch can be opened and closed properly. They'll also check that the ladder can be folded up into the ceiling before drilling all the pieces in place.

Step 3: Adjusting the height of the ladder

The final step of your loft ladder and latch installation is to measure the length the ladder needs to be. Most attic ladders come full length and need to be cut down to suit your ceiling height. Your technician will extend the ladder fully and measure how much needs to be taken off the ends before cutting it to the right length. They'll add stoppers to the ends to protect your floors from sharp edges. Once your ladder is installed, your technician will test the ladder themselves and do a final check to make sure it can be pulled down and accessed with ease. 

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