Gas Spring assisted retracting staircase for loft / attic access in my garage. No need for motorised system or electrics. Quick and easy to use and is light to pull down and push up. After an initial push, it retracts up under it's own power. Solid wood staircase construction with stainless steel hinge mechanism. Very strong and sturdy with quiet operation and wooden steps insure non slip when ascending / descending to the room in the roof. The stairway is fully retractable into the ceiling joists and is held in both up and down positions by the gas-spring struts. Another succesfull DIY project.