I need to get hold of a long ladder to clear my gutters and repaint
the barge boards. Since this will only be a perhaps a weekend a year
type job can anyone recommend a place to either buy a cheap ladder or
perhaps rent one for a weekend?
My only other reason for buying is that it's impossible to clean our
top floor windows properly from the inside and a ladder would mean I
could give them the attention they need from the outside instead.
At the risk of sounding too personal, how much do you weigh and what's the
combined weight of yourself and the stuff you're likely to be carrying up
Standard shed ladders are Class 3, rated to about 95kg static load. They're
the cheapest but if you're of more substantial build you'll need BSEN 131
ladders, rated to 150kg. Three section will be more expensive than two, but
more hassle to store.
A very pertinent point, as I'm 6'1" and 107Kg I'm already over the
limit for most 'domestic' ladders. Not likely to be carrying much up
the ladders, myself and a cordless drill is likely to be an average
I was recently looking at loft ladders and there are few that stow
away nice and small *and* take my weight. Let alone me carrying the
17Kg monitor that I've just got down from the loft...
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.