More Than Loft Ladders started out in Bolton back in 2007, installing loft ladders and hatches – as well as boarding out attics – in homes throughout Lancashire. Since then, the company has grown from a small, local outfit into a truly national brand with a network of loft ladder installers throughout the UK. Importantly, though, MTLL has always stayed true to its roots, choosing to grow by recruiting trusted, local franchise partners in every region. These local business owners, all operating under the More Than Loft Ladders brand, make sure each and every customer gets the same, consistent high standard of service and care.
Company founder, Mark Rigby, is still at the helm and continues to help homeowners in Bolton and Manchester make better use of the space they have in their lofts. And, for the very same reasons he set up in business in the first place, he points out that his business quickly and cost-effectively solves a problem that most of us face.
“Millions of homeowners in the UK would like extra space, but what many of them don’t realise is that, for a few hundred pounds, we can quickly create more safe and dry storage room in their home,” says Mark. “What’s more, the work can be completed in a few hours and causes no disruption whatsoever.
The loft takes up a third of the floorspace in most homes. Typically, it’s badly lit, dusty and verging on the inaccessible. But we clamber up there every now and again – more often than not at Christmas or to bring down the suitcases. More Than Loft Ladders and its network of established, local franchisees make that, and any other visit to the loft, easier and safer. And the name fits, as the company specialises in lofts and a little bit more. But not expensive loft conversions, just simple and affordable solutions that can increase the useable floorspace in our homes by 50%.
“What’s great for us and our franchisees is that, since we’re working indoors, we’re not affected by bad weather and our business isn’t seasonal,” Mark adds. “That said, when people are heading up into their lofts to drag down the Christmas decorations, or fumbling around for the holiday suitcases, they’re even more acutely aware that a dark and dingy loft isn’t a safe or well-organised space.