The Cottage has a full attic which both the Cottage tenant and I use for storage.
The access to the attic has been a heavy ladder made of 2 by 4s bolted together and stored on the ceiling by means of bungee cords.
The ladder is difficult to manage alone.
The Cottage’s tenant decided to have a proper set of attic steps installed.
In order to install the new set of steps the opening must be changed to 22″ by 54″.
Unfortunately a rafter had been cut out to install the original ladder. The carpenter did not want to cut a second rafter so the stairs were turned 90 degrees to fit between the rafters.
Since the original hole was wider but shorter I asked Charlie to remove anything out of the attic that would now not come through the hole. The steps were installed and the cut rafter repaired.
These stairs store above the ceiling and pull down easily.
How do you access your attic?