I am planning on using the loft for a woodworking shop. Getting machinery up there, bringing projects up and getting them down the stairs is next to impossible. The stairs can be categorized as “ships stairs” due to how steep they are. One step, pun intended, above a ladder. The solution is to either hoist things up on the outside using the hay loft door, or cut a hole in the floor and and using an electric winch haul things up on the inside. I opted for the latter.