Folding Stairs/steps help and advice needed, almost given up

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by stemcell, 12 Oct 2007.

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    I`m making my own loft folding staircase/ladder and i need to know the name of the hinges used :confused: the type that only fold 1 way and are strong enough to support the weight of a person.

    like the hinge in this pic [​IMG][​IMG]


    if anyone knows an online place that sells them too would be of great help, i`ve tried my local iron mongers but no help as they buy the pre-built stairs in from eastern Europe.
     
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    Thanks for the link but i want to make my own as i am a keen DIY`er easy to make the stairs/steps but having great trouble finding out the correct name for the hinges, which makes buying them even harder.
     
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    No idea. I guess you could start ringing around the various manufacturers of loft ladders/hinges. Theres bound to be a supplier somewhere.

    Strangely enough I have been looking at folding loft ladders in the last couple of days.

    Without seeing them its hard to assess the quality and I can see why you would like to make one yourself, you can use better quality wood, deeper treds etc.

    How are you making yours?
     
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    I am making just a simple type set of stairs that need to fold.......anyone know the name of these hinges?.
    Cannot make the bleeding things without the hinges, never thought it would be such a difficult thing to source and i really don't want to pay £100/150 for a pre built set.


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    heeelllooo stemcell


    what timber are you using and where are you getting it from!!!!

    as in structural beach 69x34mm woodyard!!!
     
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