- Attic staircase life
- Types of models
- Independent installation work
- Five steps to the perfect exit to the attic
The attic staircase can become a stylish addition to the modern of interior
A graceful attic staircase in white complements minimalistic interior
Stylish metal attic staircase
Modern attic staircase with sunroof – not just original innovation in home decoration. It’s a whole mechanism, compact, reliable and lightweight, able to provide comfortable access to the attic. But what about our old friend, time-tested ordinary ladder? Think about:
- Your own safety, especially when you have to climb to the attic with busy hands.
- The fact that the ladder needs to be stored, while it takes useful area in the house.
- Inconvenience. After all, you need to constantly carry the stepladder, put up, clean.
Block ladder module is much more profitable in functional plan. And more original in design, modern modules perfectly emphasize a single interior ensemble.
Beautiful and comfortable staircase to the attic
Dark metal folding staircase will be the highlight of interior
Light metal retractable staircase
Attic staircase life
To expand the staircase module – you just need to pull on built-in hatch ring. This can be done by hand or special crochet stick. Opening, the attic hatch along with the stairs gently descends to you. Pulling the bottom step, the module straightens finally.
- Some mobile stairwells equip electric drive, which greatly speeds up and simplifies the process bringing the attic module into working condition.
From the outside, the exit to the attic is covered by a frame-frame, upholstered in fiberboard and painted in the color of the ceiling. For the sake of heat preservation in the room uses a special sealant. Taklyuk attic insulated with stairs home warmth even in the most severe frost.
Folding stairs – a beautiful and necessary element in the house with the attic
At the end, the stairs are equipped with castors for easy installation.
What else can please modern mobile staircases installation?
Compact. Modern attic structures form a single unit with an attic hatch, which is why they are invisible in folding form. And if you tastefully equip yourself entrance to the attic, then the sunroof on the ceiling will become completely invisible side eye.
Modern attic stairs are miniature and convenience
Types of models
Ladder attic blocks are available in two versions execution.
♦ Folding (sectional) .More compact models consisting of 3-4 sections with steps. They are laid out using a spring-loaded mechanism. At their most often used in the manufacture of wood or wood with metal.
- Tree. The simplest and lightest in installation installation. Attracted by such models and low cost.
Traditional wooden staircase to the attic
A light wood staircase will look good in any the interior
- Metal.Original accordion stairs, similar externally on scissors, which, when laid out, turn into exquisite staircase. Compressed, these stairs look like springs. Such models are particularly durable, can withstand a very large weight.
Fragile in appearance, but very reliable to use metal stairs
“Ажурная” лестница из темного металла
Exquisite and compact metal staircase
- Wood-Metal Hybrid Mobile Structures consist of wooden steps and a metal framework. They are good in that, if necessary, any step can be easily replace with a new one.
Interesting combined staircase
♦ Sliding (telescopic). Especially durability and reliability are metal with a retractable ladder. They usually consist of two sections. The first is attached to the attic, the second to the first section, sliding apart with guides. When is such a ladder develops, its sections “creep” on each other. Therefore these models require a sufficiently large opening in the ceiling overlap.
Sturdy and reliable telescopic ladder
Before choosing a model, be sure to get acquainted with their technical characteristics. Pay particular attention to:
♦ The height of the opening. This indicator is directly depends on how high the ceiling is in your home. Note that a wooden staircase will be very easy to fit to the desired size, just cutting off its excess (with metal you do not will work).
♦ Steps. Steps the stairs must go strictly parallel to the floor line, otherwise along it it will be unsafe to rise. The width of the steps corresponds parameters of an adult (mainly about 65 cm). Track so that the width of the steps of the staircase when folded is not less than 10 mm. The steeper the angle of inclination of the stairs, the already obtained steps. The recommended angle of inclination is about 20-25 °.
Carefully performed calculations will allow you to equip a reliable and safe staircase to the attic
Such a staircase will be indispensable both in the house and in the garage or utility room
♦ Maximum load. For long-term and safe use will be enough maximum 160 kg. some modern models are designed for more weight (up to 260 kg).
♦ Thermal insulation thickness layer. A value showing the tightness of the hatch, then There are its noise-insulating and heat-saving qualities.
Parameters such as attic hatch dimensions with ladder may vary by model execution of the mobile unit. The most optimal are 60-70 cm by 120 cm.
Advice! If you intend to purchase a ladder made of metal, make sure that all metal parts are processed against corrosion. When choosing wooden structures, check dry wood and the absence of knots on it. Check whether processed wood protective impregnation against fungus and bugs.
Independent installation work
You know why mobile attic staircase is so respected specialists? For mounting an attic staircase with a hatch DIY is quite simple and easy. Installation work is best done with a partner. what necessary:
- Adjustable wrench for 10, screwdriver, screws, screwdriver and goniometer.
- Supporting boards for mounting iron / wood designs.
Remember that the opening where the staircase will be installed attic unit, must exactly match the size of the hatch.
It is quite possible to arrange a convenient exit to the attic with your own hands
Five steps to the perfect exit to the attic
♦ Step 1. In the opening, we fix the auxiliary boards and lower the entire staircase into ceiling hole. If finishes are used panels – leave a centimeter gap between the boards and the ceiling. In this case, the assistant with the tools should be upstairs.
♦ Step 2.Lift the ladder, install her to the helper boards. Place on the screws spacers so that between the staircase and the edge the ceiling hole created a right angle. Fasten the attic mobile module with screws.
♦ Step 3: The man below removes auxiliary boards and opens an aperture. In this case, the “top” assistant carefully fixes both sides of the structure to 4 screws (two in front and two in back).
♦ Step 4: The space between the ceiling the aperture and module box is filled with insulation material.
♦ Step 5: on the staircase bolts are untwisted, the ladder leans back, after which the bolts again screwed down. Make sure the structure is unfolded projected a straight line. If necessary, the angle of its inclination adjust (for this, the grooves at the side supports are shifted).
By installing a wooden staircase, its height can be adjust by sawing off the excess part. If the hell is sawdust on the step, turn on the height adjuster (it’s located on the sides). Slightly loosen the corner screws and slightly move the structure until the step goes beyond the line the alleged drank. At the end of the installation of wooden and metal attic stairs are equipped with handrails and necessary fences on the hatch itself.
Attic staircase with a hatch – video
Beauty to your home!
Attic staircase with hatch – photo