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ZIP Retractable Ladders

ZIP Ladder


The retractable Zip ladder provides the simple solution to ceiling and loft access. Incorporating deep and wide anti-slip treads, a counterbalance spring ensures that the stairway can be operated with a minimum of effort. Mounted on a headboard for easy installation. Maximum loading 200kg/tread or 500kg/m2 of the overall structure. Surespan Zip ladders are tested and certified to EN14975.


Standard Features

  • Deep and wide anti-slip treads
  • Counterbalance spring action
  • Mounted on a headboard for easy installation
  • Maximum loading 200kg/tread
  • Certified to EN14975
  • 80mm spacer required behind head board
  • All treads size 140mm to 350mm
  • One side telescopic handrail
  • Boxed and ready for shipping


Standard Sizes

Note: Min aperture size allows clearance for a Jakdor ceiling panel and the telescopic handrail.
Customer to ensure the aperture size is large enough for their requirements.

ModelCeiling HeightMean Aperture
Width x Length
DIM X* (mm)No. of
* Floor space - please refer to the drawing
ZIP 4Up to 2500mm650 x 9001210-1310928kg
ZIP 52501 to 2790mm650 x 9001310-14101030kg
ZIP 62791 to 3090mm650 x 9001410-15101132kg
ZIP 73091 to 3390mm650 x 9501510-16101234kg

Optional Features

Optional Features

SL Ladder within aperture


SL ladder within the ceiling aperture.

Telescopic handrail

Telescopic Handrail

Can be provided to fit on both sides of the zip ladder.

Guard Rail


Three sided guard rail around aperture.

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Standard Ladder

Your specification

  • ZIP 4
  • None specified

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  • Mounted Rungs
  • Extended Skirt
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ZIP Ladder Specification

ZIP ladder specification
ZIP ladfder with extended skirt

Minimum Dimensions for ZIP 4 - 7 Ladders

Minimum Dimensions for ZIP 4 - 7 Ladders (Both sizes not including telescopic handrail).

740mm Jakdor with floor hatch

Zip ladder with floor hatch

740mm with Jakdor drop down ceiling door

740mm zip ladder

640mm without Jakdor drop down ceiling door

640mm zip ladder

Wall Mounted Rung

When wall mounted rungs are required, a vertical fixed grabrail either side of the rungs can be offered to assist with vertical climbing.

Wall mounted rung
Wall mounted rung
Wall mounted rung

Extended Skirt with ZIP Ladder

ZIP ladders are manufactured to fit an extended skirt liner. The extended skirt liner can be used on any type of roof and can be provided as a completely assembled unit. This unit comprises of an SRH roof hatch, extended skirt liner, wall mounted rung, vertical fixed ladder and a ZIP retractable ladder.

For metal deck roof applications, the extended skirt liner gives an attractive look to unsightly metal edging. In general circumstances, it gives a lining to the inside of the aperture.

The JAKDOR ceiling access door is to be fitted once the unit has been fully installed.

The extended skirt liner can be manufactured to your exact requirements. No shape or size has its restrictions.

SRH Roof Hatch with Extended Skirt Liner
Roof Hatch with Extended Skirt Roof Hatch with Angled Skirt
Roof Hatch with Extended Skirt

Metal Deck Roof Applications

Metal Deck Roof Applications

ZIP Ladder Shipping Specification

ZIP ladders are boxed ready for shipping. Size 750 750 (Length) x 600 (Width) x 570 (Height).

ZIP boxed

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Leamore Enterprise Park

Walsall, West Midlands
WS2 7NL, England

Telephone: +44 (0)1922 711185
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