I am looking for affordable, safe access to the 7'x 7' sleeping loft we are soon to build and came across a scaffolding ladder with handrails for under $100. Is this a crazy idea or a viable option? This will be in a concrete block 7'x 15' concrete block shed Any thoughts/ideas appreciated. I attached an example image of the stair.

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  • The Code has a minimum tread size and a maximum riser height for living spaces. Does your “ladder” meet those limits? – Lee Sam May 18 '19 at 4:44
  • Did you try it? I was thinking the same thing – N Maddaloni Apr 9 '20 at 5:12
  • I fail to see the overall advantage of making a 7x7 loft for 49 sqft of space when the access stairs will consume almost as much lower level floor space!! – Michael Karas Apr 9 '20 at 11:18

This appears to be in a separate building, a shed, and would not qualify for a living space, unless it has all the other amenities. If OP use "building a loft in the shed", would this be any different than building a wooden ladder to the loft area?

If the item has the height to your loft, It looks good to me.

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