Buying a ladder is an exciting decision but it’s also a decision that requires some care. It’s vital to buy the right ladder, one that suits the work you have to do and will keep you safe when working at height.
10 Ladder Styles
There are now 10 different types of ladder available from Sterk Systems. The makers designed them with specific tasks in mind so as to make it both easier and safer for you to carry out your work. It’s important to review the different designs and make sure you choose the ladder that is the closest match to your needs.
Here is a brief description of the 10 ladders.
Aluminium Loft Ladders
A good aluminium loft ladder is essential equipment. Choose your loft ladder to fit the specific dimensions of your loft. Some will even fit a tiny 60cm x 50cm opening.
Combination Ladders are extremely versatile ladders whose shape can be adapted for different purposes. They often come with cleverly-designed joints that you can turn different ways depending on the task.
DIY Ladders are general purpose double and triple ladders that you can use in a range of domestic applications. Try to ensure you have someone to hold the feet!
Fibreglass are made with one major consideration in mind: electricity! You can choose from a range of different designs and they are safe up to 35,000 volts.
Industrial ladders come in either 2 or 3 sections and are ideal for both DIY and trade purposes. They are suitable for heavy use, with slip resistant treads and rubber feet for stability and security.
Roof Ladders are supplied with large hooks at the top of the uprights which hook over the ridge of the roof. The brackets usually have rubber sleeves to protect the roof tiles.
Telescopic ladders are made with storage in mind. You can fold them down to fit in the boot of your car. Some now come with an attractive black carry bag so they are perfect for professionals such as surveyors.
Timber Loft Ladders
Timber loft ladders are a classy alternative to aluminium because they offer a touch of warmth that is ideal for winter working.
Trade ladders offer exceptional elevation whilst maximising on portability. They are more rugged than DIY ladders which means they are a very popular choice among those in the commercial and industrial sector.
Window Cleaner’s Ladders
Window cleaner’s ladders taper off to a neat point at the top so they can fully rest on the window frame alone. Some ranges are timber and feature window protection blocks.