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I need a set of ladders. Never owned any before - except step ladders - but as I need to work on my ground floor roof I've found it too hard to use my steps when set up as fully extended ladders ie the top of ladders only just reaches the fascia board.

Is there anything special I need to look for when buying. Is there any on-line stores with good prices or anywhere in the Manchester area ?


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I believe ladders are rated in various classes. Class1 being heavy duty.

Class1 ladders feel a lot more sturdy than a standard ladder. Not much of an issue of a double section, but when your at the top of a wobbly 14 rung tripple section youll wish you bought the class1 :lol:

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http://ladders-online.com/

got all my ladders from this place, good service and quick delivery. I like the little giant ladders. Also, a standoff is very useful.


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I have a triple trade ladder (4m), double trade (3m), little giant (5 rung), little giant step (3 step), extending roof ladder (4m), microlite stand off, ..........all from ladders online

and a fixed roof ladder about 3.5m from BnQ

and a ladder stabilizer from SFD
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro ... 9&ts=00759

With all the jobs i do, i need them all. All are good.


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Hey Skiking, have you tried QVC....?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oc2IEemO634

Found it from the link to the Dell :lol:

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Don't think I need heavy duty ones as I won't be using it day it day out. A couple of time a year at most - which is why I've not owned any before.

As I'm not happy with heights I wont be going all the way to the top :wink:

Looks a good link Handyman. What size ?, double or treble ? (can't you tell I know nowt about ladders :scratch: :lol: )


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http://ladders-online.com/index.php?q=t ... dders.html

take your pick........depends on the height you need to go. Keep in mind the weight

i'd still get the trade ones, because you can still kill yourself even if you only use them 3 times a year.


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And if your not keen on heights, is another reason to buy a nice sturdy ladder. :wink:

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Presuambly a key factor is what room you have to store them when not in use? I have a set of double ladders and they are literally 2 inches too long to fit in my Garage (room taken up internalyl by utility room).

Is a triple ladder extending to say 25' any difference in "feel" compared to a double ladder extending to 25'?

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One of the problems i have with tripple ladders is the width, the third section (on some at least) is alway a bit too narrow for my likng. Makes it awkward if my knee is playing up.

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Ive got a big one just like Handyman :shock: it weighs a ton, well no actually 28.5Kg but very awkward to manouvre. Get a ladder long enough to go 3 rungs minimum past what you want to climb onto. Single storey extension, why not position the ladder that reaches the fascia side on so as you climb you can get your hands onto the roof to steady yourself as you continue up the rungs of the ladder and then step onto the roof?

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Hitch wrote:
One of the problems i have with tripple ladders is the width, the third section (on some at least) is alway a bit too narrow for my liking. Makes it awkward if my knee is playing up.

I have a double ladder- bought from wickes or the like I think & prob cheap as I could find. Both sections are identical in width - is that typical? or are the ladders that have one section narrower then the one below it better as it sort of "sits" in the cross-section and is steadier.

I am not a great fan of heights, just like Skiking and never feel confident with my ladder when it is extended anywhere more then 50% up or so - seems to wobble a lot.

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I need a set of ladders. ... or anywhere in the Manchester area ?

Ash of Ancoats. Ladders is about all they do. If you can't get them there or through them, they either don't exist or are crap. http://www.laddersinuk.co.uk/

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I new John would'nt have a preference
on this thread. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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