Hook Over Ladder

If you are looking for a hook-over ladder with beauty and function this is the ideal choice for you. You can use this type to hook your ladder onto the rail and then unhook when you want to take the ladder off the rail. The 'sliding hook' hardware is more sophisticated than just a hook though, as it allows you to lift the ladder and slide the ladder along the rail at the same time. This means that you don't have to completely lift the ladder off the rail in order to place your ladder in the required location. Instead you just need to lift the weight of the ladder off of the floor and walk it to the place that you need to use it. If you want to move the rail to another location in the room then you can simply lift the whole ladder off of the rail.

The two hooks on the top of the ladder are paired with the non-slip rubberised feet at the bottom of the ladder.

To make sure your ladder can be neatly stowed out of the way when it is not in use there is an inbuilt mechanism to allow the ladder to be stowed vertically against the wall/joinery.

Recommended places to use this ladder hardware include; Kitchens, Libraries, Bookcases, Shelving, Dressing Rooms, Retail Spaces, Offices, Storage Rooms, Restaurants and Bars and more.


  • The hooked hardware at the top of the ladder allows you to lift the weight of the ladder off of the floor and slide it along the rail without needing to lift the ladder off completely.
  • The hooks have an mechanism that takes into consideration any changes in floor height.
  • You can stow the ladder in a vertical position
  • Can be paired with any ladder height between 5ft - 13ft.
  • The feet at the bottom of the ladder have rubberised soles to create extra safety and grip.
Things to consider when using this hardware

You will need to be able to lift the weight of the ladder when you want to move it along the rail to the desired location. If you don't want to have to lift the ladder we suggest using the Rolling Hardware kit instead.

If you want to open a cupboard door above the ladder then you will need to make sure you have enough clearance above the rail. Please look at the clearances notes in the dimensions brochure.

Get a price

To order your ladder you can use our easy to use bundle builder where you can select different sizes, hardware types and colour options to build the perfect ladder for your project and get an instant price online.

Ladder Sizes

The Ladders

Our premium library ladders are expertly crafted from sturdy 19mm solid timber, showcasing exquisite detailing throughout. From chamfered corners and rounded edges to a finely crafted wood-turned grab rung at the top, every detail is meticulously designed.

Choose from our selection of standard height ladders for a cost-effective option. If the standard sizes don't suit your needs, we offer a made-to-measure service. For custom orders, simply specify the height at which you want to mount the rail, measured from the floor to the center of the rail that your ladder will slide along.

Standard/Stocked Ladders

Standard Ladder Height

 Rail Height (from floor to the rail centre)










Bespoke / Made to Measure Ladders

To customise your ladder with our made-to-measure service, simply specify the height at which you want to mount the rail, measured from the floor to the center of the rail that your ladder will slide along. We offer custom height ladders ranging from 3ft to 14ft, this is referring to the side length of the ladder.

The Rails

The ladder rails or poles are an essential component in the ladder kit and your ladder will roll along them. They are made of high-quality 25mm solid aluminum, ensuring durability, as they are not hollow.

These rails are available in 6ft (1828mm) and 8ft (2438mm) lengths, which can be connected using a joining kit to create longer rail runs. Alternatively, you can customise the size after you receive your order by cutting them on-site. Rail brackets support the rails, and each end should be finished with a rail end cap.

To simplify the ordering process, use the Build your Ladder Order builder. It helps you select the right rail length and automatically adds the necessary rails, joining kits, rail brackets, and rail end caps for each rail run. If you are looking for brass hardware - shop here.

Cutting the rails: 

If you need to cut your brass rail during your installation process, we recommend that you wrap the rail with painters’ tape where the cut is to be made, this will minimise the chipping of the paint/plating. Use a fresh-bladed hack saw with a metal cutting blade, and a good quality mitre box. Alternatively, you could use a standard mitre saw with a carbide blade, or a wood cutting blade, again ensuring you use a fresh blade. After cutting, slowly and carefully unwrap the tape.

Important Note: It's important to note that the aluminum rails have a sprayed paint finish (unless plated brass), which may show manufacturing marks caused by hooks used during the spraying process. Once installed, these marks will be hidden from view.

Hardware Colours
Matt Black
Oil Rubbed Bronze
Satin Nickel
The finish on the hardware is a sprayed paint finish and comes in three colours. Matt Black, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Satin Nickel. (Please note the colour names are descriptive regarding the paint colour)


Brushed Brass 

We have recently added Brushed Brass to our range of ladder ironmongery. To shop the Brushed Brass finish - click here. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Would you recommend this hardware type for a kitchen ladder?

Yes, the hook over ladder hardware type is perfect for a kitchen ladder. The hardware allows you to lift the ladder off the rail easily to relocate it onto rails in different areas of your kitchen. To move the ladder along the rail, you simply lift the weight of the ladder off the floor and walk sideways, with the hook still hooked over the rail.

Is there a rubber on the ladder feet?

The feet at the bottom of the ladder have a rubber sole which means there is added safety to make sure the ladder does not slip while being used. The rubber sole also protects your floor from scratching.

Does the ladder stow away vertically?

You will be able to stow or dock your ladder vertically when not in use by lifting the ladder and stepping towards the wall / cabinetry. The ladder will slide upwards slightly allowing you to tuck the ladder into an upright vertical position. You will still be able to roll your ladder from side to side along the rail in this upright position.

How does the ladder arrive?

The ladders all arrive unassembled and unfinished. You can stain or paint the ladder your desired colour or finish and then you will need a handy person or carpenter to fit your ladder and rails together.