Bespoke ladders are something you take for granted until you have to buy some yourself. You would think that aluminum ladder systems, wooden ladders and steel ladders would come in all shapes and sizes to be ordered off the shelf as it were, but actually many ladder systems particularly in commercial environments are made to order bespoke ladders which have to be designed, built and installed to order.
Uses For Bespoke Aluminum Ladder Systems
So what are the uses for bespoke ladder systems. Well many are commercial uses, for example platform and ladder systems to connect levels within industrial buildings, often these need to be robust and safe systems made to order to connect floors and adjoining buildings between industrial units. Roof and fore exit systems are also often bespoke as due to regulations there need to be platforms at set intervals between ladders and attachments to walls and roofs needs to be very secure, due to the weight of these systems. Often steel is used but in some cases aluminum may be preferable to reduce overall weight and cost of the ladder system.
You may have also seen decorative yet functional rolling ladder and tiered ladder systems in wine storage cellars, in bars and in libraries. These are often of bespoke design and manufacture so that they fit aesthetically with the surroundings and décor within the area. Often wooden casings are added to the steel or aluminum structure to give decadent furniture look, as well as brass, gold, chrome furniture such as handles, wheels and track systems.
While ladders are often made bespoke for commercial uses, there are also domestic uses for bespoke ladder systems. For large houses with multiple floors an external fire exit and ladder system may be an necessity for dwellers to exit from top floors in case of fire. These systems don’t need to look as industrial as the ladder systems seen on blocks of apartments and condominiums, but can be manufactured beautifully to enhance the look of the building rather than detract from it. Using fiberglass which can coated with paints with effects, can enhance the look of the ladders.
Also many people are now trying to utilize space in their home in lofts or creating mezzanine floors in converted dwellings. In this case if ladders are to be a permanent feature rather than just a retracting ladder system, again ladders can be designed and finished to fit with surrounding décor, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of the fixtures and fittings of the dwelling. While safety is of outmost importance, the ladders can be enhance with paint, wood and metal finishes to suit the period and style of the home, so that the ladders become a feature of the room rather than an eye sore.
So bespoke ladders have a place in both commercial and domestic buildings, and can be designed to greatly enhance a space, adding a safe functional feature which also looks like it should be there.