A guide to choosing your ladder


We are the official stockist for high quality ladders which are manufactured by the US brand Quiet Glide.

Selecting the perfect ladder type for your needs doesn't need to be complicated. We have broken down the types and finishes into easy to understand sections below. With clever options and luxurious finishes you will always find what you are looking for to compliment your space, project or bookcase.

Why choose Quiet Glide?

Quality Testing Technology Guarantee

From the metal-work to the bent steam-handrails on our sliding ladders, all the parts are machined or manufactured by American craftsmen.

Quiet Glide products have been tested through 100,000 cycle checks to ensure the technology can withstand a lifetime of use.

Quiet glide is a patented technology which makes our hardware run smoothly and quietly.

Quiet Glide are so confident in their products that they offer a limited lifetime guarantee.

How to order your ladder


We have created an easy to use guide below to help you understand the hardware and ladder options. You can add products to the cart as you go through.

Alternatively to use our customisation bundle builder use the button below:


The hardware

Choose from four different type of hardware, full rolling, hook rolling, swivel rolling and hook-over to create the perfect ladder for your space.

Rolling ladders
Hook library ladder
Rolling library adder
Hook over ladder

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The ideal choice if you want to roll your ladder around corners.

Rolling ladder kit

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The perfect choice for a rolling ladder that can still be removed from the rail.

Hook over ladder hardwre

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The best choice for hooking your ladder on and off the rail.

Rolling ladder hardware

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The classic choice for a true rolling ladder. Remains safely on the rail at all times.

Make sure you pair your top hardware with the correct bottom hardware below:

Rolling ladder wheels

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Use the bottom wheel for all rolling top hardware.

Hook over ladder kit

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Use the non skid feet for the top hook-over hardware


The Rails

Make sure you choose your rails for your ladder to sit onto. Choose from 6ft and/or 8ft rails to create your required width. The rails can be cut-down onsite and/or joined together with a joining kit for the perfect fit.

Rolling ladder rail

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The curved rail can only be used with the swivel top roller.

Library ladder rail

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Ladder rail

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Select how many joining kits and end caps you need:

Ladder rail end caps

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You need to finish your rails with end caps. There is x2 is each kit.

Ladder rail joining kit

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You need this kit to join two rails lengths together.

Ladder rail tool

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You will need this tool to attached your rail end caps.


Rail brackets

You need to choose the type of brackets that you prefer for your rails. It is personal preference which type you choose (vertical or horizontal)

You need 1 x bracket for every 3ft (914mm)

Use for
Full Rolling & Swivel Rolling top hardware

(Full Rolling & Swivel Rollers)

Ladder rail bracket

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Vertical ladder rail bracket

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Use for
Hook Rolling & Hook-Over top hardware only

(Hook Rollers & top Hook-over)

Hook over ladder rail bracket

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Hook ladder rail bracket

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Choose your ladder

We offer standard height ladders in Red oak and Walnut as well as bespoke height ladders. Work out which height you need by the height you want the rail to be mounted.

Library ladder dimensions
Ladder Height Rail Height (from floor to the rail centre) Bespoke ladder height

8ft ladder

2311mm

'Up to 8ft'

9ft ladder

2616mm

'Up to 9ft'

10ft ladder

2920mm

'Up to 10ft'

11ft ladder

3226mm

'Up to 11ft'

12ft ladder

3531mm

'Up to 12ft'

13ft ladder

3835mm

'Up to 13ft'

14ft ladder

4140mm

'Up to 14ft'

Custom made library ladder

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Standard library ladder

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Ladder support rungs:

You need to make sure you have enough ladder support rungs.

Use the guide below to make sure you have the right quantity based on your ladder height. You need one less rung than ladder height.

Ladder rods
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7ft Ladder = 6 rungs

8ft Ladder = 7 rungs

9ft Ladder = 8 rungs

10ft Ladder = 9 rungs

11ft Ladder = 10 rungs

12ft Ladder = 11 rungs

13ft Ladder = 12 rungs

14ft Ladder = 13 rungs

*If you are having oil rubbed bronze hardware select black rungs.


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