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What Type Of Ladder Is Right For Me

What Type Of Ladder Is Right For Me
10/09/2020

Whether you're a professional tradesperson, or you're a homeowner looking for easier access to your loft, a ladder can be an incredibly useful object to have. With so many different types of ladder available however, how do you know which type is right for you?

To help you make a decision, we've put together a list of the different ladder types along with their individual benefits. Loft ladders Having safe, secure and reliable access to your loft is vital, especially if you use your loft for storage and have to carry heavy items into your loft regularly. Depending on what style you prefer, you can opt for a timber or aluminium loft ladder.

Usually you'll find that a loft ladder will have flat topped treads, which have been specifically designed with safety and comfort in mind. The flat topped treads are particularly safe because it provides the user with a horizontal surface they can stand on, which helps to ensure that the user is fully secure, but also comfortable, because often users can find themselves standing on loft ladders for a prolonged period of time, especially if they're passing up boxes to someone in the loft. Extension ladders Extension ladders are available in both double and triple sizes and are more than likely to be the ladder you require if you're carrying out a job while working at a height. It's important that you select the right ladder for your job, meaning you'll have to take the height you're working at into account, along with the weight load.

Some of the biggest extension ladders will allow you to reach a height of around 10 metres and be able to support a static vertical load of around 170kg. All the information surrounding weight and height will be available on each ladder you look at, so make sure you do your research. Double and triple extending ladders are designed with strength in mind and come with non-slip rungs and feet for additional safety. Roof ladders Roof ladders are essential for allowing you to carry out work safely when you find yourself working on a roof. Working at awkward heights can present its challenges, but with a roof ladder that is lightweight in design, you can ensure the job is completed with minimum fuss.

Most roof ladders will come with hooks and non-slip rungs, meaning safety is never an issue. The hook allows you to attach the ladder to the top of the roof, making it secure and safe to move up and down while you're working. Telescopic ladders Telescopic ladders are a great choice because they give you the best of both worlds. They provide the convenience of a ladder without taking up a lot of space. So, if space is an issue for you in your home, or you need a ladder that's easily transportable, then a telescopic ladder could be for you. Most telescopic ladders will compact down to one-third of their maximum height. Pretty much every telescopic ladder will be made from strong aluminium and have anti-slip feet and treads, meaning safety will never be an issue. They're also incredibly easy to adjust to your desired height. Combination ladders If you're working on a job where the floor beneath you is likely to be varied in height, then a combination ladder is the ideal choice.

Perfect for tackling stairwells, combination ladders provide you with all the flexibility you need and can be positioned in various ways to deal with a wide range of scenarios. Platform steps A great choice if you're carrying out interior decorations, platform steps provide you with a solid platform to decorate from.

Safe and secure, a platform step ladder is made up of a few secure steps and features a platform at the top. Easily transportable, most platform steps will be capable of carrying loads in excess of 130kg. We hope this has helped to steer you towards the most appropriate ladder for your needs. If you still have any queries or require help choosing our team here at Ramsay Ladders have years of experience and are only to glad to help.

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