ZIP Retractable Ladders

Zip retractable ladders provide 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.


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  • 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

ModelCeiling HeightMin Aperture
Width x Length
Space (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

Shipping Specification

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

ZIP Ladder Specification


Leamore Close
Leamore Enterprise Park
Walsall, WS2 7NL
West Midlands, UK
+44 (0)1922 711185
+44 (0)1922 497943 (Fax)

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

740mm with Jakdor drop down ceiling door

640mm without Jakdor drop down ceiling door

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.

Ceiling aperture ladder
ZIP vertical ladder

Extended Skirt with ZIP Ladder

ZIP ladders are manufactured to fit an extended skirt liner. Theskirt 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 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 skirt liner can be manufactured to your exact requirements. No shape or size has its restrictions.

Extended Roof Hatch
Metal Deck Roof Applications

Optional Features

Ceiling aperture ladder

SL ladder within the ceiling aperture.

ZIP ladder with rail

Telescopic handrail – can be provided to fit on both sides of the zip ladder.

Safety guard

Guard rail – three sided guard rail around aperture.