What is a Fair Price to Fit a Ladder to The Loft?

We recently updated our loft boarding price guide and decided to take another look at loft ladders.

You’ll be pleased to know that loft ladders are fairly inexpensive and usually last forever.

On this page, we’ll reveal how much it costs to install a loft ladder.

We know that outdated price lists can be unhelpful, that’s why we last updated this page on

Specialist Installers or Local Handyman?

While chippies and handymen should be capable of carrying out this type of work, you will be pleased to know that this type of installation can be done by specialist installers from as little as £125.00.

We know because we sent out price requests to firms and individuals in 2016 and again in 2018.

How Long Does it Take to Install a Loft Ladder

Based on the information provided to us, we think a standard loft ladder can be fitted in around 2 hours.

If you need the loft hatch widened, this will cost more and take longer.

Other Options to Consider

These options can increase the price but might be worth considering, especially if you intend to use the ladder frequently.

If you want a larger hatch but with ladder then add around £250 to the price shown below.

Wooden ladders are more sturdy and less noisy compared to aluminium ladders but they cost more.

Our Loft Ladder Price Guide

As with every other price guide on this site, we contacted several different contractors and requested prices for the installation of a loft ladder.

The prices below are an average of the figures given to us.

The average cost was around £230.

We assumed the following when sourcing quotes:

  • A 2-part aluminium ladder.
  • The hatch needs only a minor adjustment to the hinge so it drops down out of the way.
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London Area£250.00£300.00
South, SW and Midlands£200.00£250.00
Outer Region and North£175.00£200.00




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2 Responses to “What is a Fair Price to Fit a Ladder to The Loft?”

  1. QuotationCheck AdminNovember 3, 2015 at 10:06 pm #

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  2. BridgetJuly 22, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    It can be difficult to find a good builder but its worth it for a good loft ladder.

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