About Us

A family owned business, W. H. Hulley have been manufacturers of quality wooden ladders, step ladders and loft accessories in Sheffield since 1877

Maintaining the Tradition

Since 1877

Originally located on Penistone Road, one of the main thoroughfares to the city, Sheffield City Council compulsory purchased the land to widen the road during our father’s time, the business moved to Ebenezer Street in Shalesmoor, where you’ll find us today.

All the timber that we use today is imported from North America, it is from sustainable sources and primarily Hemlock, which is a white pine, we also use Douglas Fir.

The way we make our ladders has changed little over the years, and though we use some machinery now for sawing and planing, assembly and finishing is by hand in the traditional way.

We know of some of our ladders that have been in garden sheds for generations, as long as you look after the timber they can be passed on and last several lifetimes.

Next Generation

This handcrafting tradition mentioned above is very important to us, so the continuation of the firm relies very much on handing down these old skills.

Class 1 Timber

All ladders and steps are fully functional and hand crafted from Class 1 North American timber, Hemlock (sustainable sources), they come with a 12 month warranty.

Access Equipment

In addition to the timber ladders that we manufacture, we supply a comprehensive range of access equipment to anywhere in Mainland UK. Products include aluminium and fibreglass ladders, step ladders, attic and loft ladders, scaffolding towers and ladder accessories.


30 Cuprionl Shades are available as standard (details on all product pages), incurring a charge of £20 per item for full coverage, or sides only with the rungs oiled in a natural finish.


Bespoke paint & wax finishes of your choice start at £30 fee per item, popular paints include Annie Sloan Chalk Paints, Farrow and Ball and Little Greene.

Bespoke Steps & Ladders

Here is an example of a customised wooden platform step ladder, painted in black to match the decor in the apartment. These beautiful steps have a vertical back for space saving, are extremely strong and practical as an end table, display stand, storage, seating or guess what . . . steps!

If you would like to discuss any ideas, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0114 272 1205.

Send us a quick message

We are very happy to manufacture bespoke items, please contact us with your ideas today

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W. H. Hulley Ltd

Sheffield Ladder Works,, 26 Ebenezer Street, Sheffield,, South Yorkshire S3 8SR
Tel: 0114 272 1205 | Email: sales@hulley-ladders.co.uk