Essentially there are 2 main differences:
1.The angle - Stairs have an angle range of 50-60 degrees. Ladders have an angle range of 60-70 degrees.
2.And the fact that our Stairs come with abi-folding handrail mechanism and handrail. Ladders do not. (affixed aluminium handrail is an optional extra only for Ladders)
The basic Bamboo structure / body is the same in both products. People have different situations in their homes, e.g. some only have a very short space along the floor where the product will be placed, in this case they would opt for a Ladder with steeper angle, less treads and shorter run, others have a lot more room and can go for a lower angle and would chose a Stair version. Stairs are generally more expensive because of their lower angle, longer stringer, more treads and customised handrail mechanism and handrail.
In summary:The Hybrid Stair is like a standard staircase in nature, only more compact. These products are custom sized to your specific application and priced accordingly. Stairs cover heights between 1.5 and 3.4 meters. This version also comes standard with a patented, automatic compacting, Aluminium handrail.
An optional sprung safety gate mechanism is also available (so the access way at top of landing is never open when stairs are folded flat to wall. Temporary gate supplied). Pricing varies with height, fit and finish of product. Options for bespoke heights and angles available for item specific pricing.The Hybrid Ladder is a simplistic cut back version of the Hybrid Stair; to replace any Aluminium mobile ladder, folding attic ladders and some staircases. Purely the Bamboo folding structure and spring mechanism.
Pricing varies with the height, features, and finish of product. These products are custom sized to your specific application and priced accordingly. Ladders cover heights between 1.5 and 3.7 meters with varying tread rise to suit location and budget.
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