Ladder or scaffold tower

Ladders are brilliant - quick to set up, easy to climb, and very safe if used properly (see How to Climb a Ladder Safely).

But a ladder isn't the right tool for every job. In some cases, you'll be able to work safer and more efficiently if you use scaffolding to reach the required height instead of an extension ladder.

If you've got some high-up work to carry out and you're unsure whether a ladder or a scaffold tower would be better suited to your needs, read on...

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A selection of step ladders

Step ladders can be used for all sorts of different jobs, both at home and in the workplace. A sturdy step ladder is undoubtedly a very handy thing to have, so it's no surprise that they're among our best-selling items.

Still, if you're looking to purchase a step ladder, you may be slightly stunned by the wide range of products available. We've got more than 40 different step ladder varieties for you to choose from - including an assortment of warehouse steps, mobile working platforms and step stools - and while it's always nice to have plenty of options, we understand that it can be a bit overwhelming if you don't know exactly what you're after!

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Ladder transported on car roof

Transporting a ladder can be tricky, especially if it's a long extension ladder. Ladders generally won't fit in a car boot, so unless you have a van or a pickup truck, your best option is probably to place the ladder on the roof of your car (as pictured above).

Whatever method you use, it's very important to ensure that the ladder is properly secured before you set off. Imagine how much damage your ladder might cause if it fell off your vehicle and into the path of other road users - it doesn't bear thinking about!

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Best loft ladder

A question we get a lot from our customers is - what is the best loft ladder? The answer to this question varies depending on your loft, your decor and your needs. Will you be using the ladder often? Do you need a loft ladder that's suitable for someone elderly?

Does it need to fit in with the aesthetic of your home? There are several factors you need to consider before you make your purchase, but rather than buying blindly, let us help you find the best loft ladder for you.

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Garden ladder

There are plenty of jobs to be done outside that might require the help of a ladder. But if you're using a ladder in your garden, you want to be sure that it's suitable for outdoor use.

Here at Ladders UK Direct, we sell a variety of ladders that are ideal for gardening and other outdoor tasks. Let's take a quick look at a few examples...

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