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16 Dec 2022

best extension ladders

Adding an extension ladder to your DIY or professional kit is an excellent idea, but choosing the best one for you can be tricky. There are so many different options on the market, and it can be overwhelming, but lucky for you - we've got some ladder experts on hand who can help you out! We're going to talk you through some of the best extension ladders out there so that you can choose the perfect one for you.


How to choose the best extension ladder for you

Here are a few questions we would recommend answering if you're trying to decide which extension ladder is best for you. An extension ladder that might be perfect for you and your requirements might not be the best extension ladder for someone else, so it really is important that you fully explore the size, use, material, etc. that's right for you. 

1. Are you a professional tradesperson or a DIY-er? 

We have a great selection of professional and home extension ladders for you to choose from. Extension ladders have to be certified to different standards depending on where they'll be used, so this is one of the most important questions when it comes to finding the best extension ladder for you.

2. Will you be working around electrical hazards such as power lines? 

Working around electrical hazards can be really dangerous - even life-threatening in some instances. To reduce the risk of electric shock, you should look at purchasing one of our fibre glass extension ladders. These non-conductive ladders are perfect for protecting you against electric shocks!

3. How high will you need to climb? 

If you're a homeowner who's only ever going to need to reach up to the guttering (at most), then a double extension ladder should suffice. However, if you're going to need to reach higher than this on occasion, we'd recommend one of our triple extension ladders for extra height. 


What are the best extension ladders on the market?

Let's take a closer look at some of the best extension ladders on the market, we're sure that one of these will suit your requirements. As always, if you can't find what you're looking for here and would like the help of the Ladders UK Direct team, we'd be more than happy to help you find the best extension ladder for you. Get in touch now.


Best professional extension ladder

LFI Super Trade Plus Triple Extension Ladder

Super-Trade Plus Triple Extension Ladder

This Super-Trade Plus Triple Extension Ladder is perfect for all professional users. It comes in a variety of lengths from 4 - 10 metres, providing you with plenty of reach for all kinds of jobs. It's made of lightweight, rust-proof aluminium meaning it'll be easy to transport & will last a lifetime!

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Best DIY extension ladder

domestic double extension ladder

Domestic Double Extension Ladder

This domestic extension ladder is ideal for most DIY users. It's the perfect length for reaching second storey buildings and gutters & boasts a lightweight aluminium design that means it's very easy to manoeuvre. Better yet, it can be stored in most standard sheds and garages, meaning you can keep it safe & ready to use at a moment's notice. 

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Best fibre glass extension ladder

fibre glass combination ladder

Glass Fibre V3 Combination Ladder

For the ultimate flexibility & protection against electric shocks, this fibre glass combination is an excellent option. As well as being one of the best fibre glass extension ladders on the market, this fibre glass ladder can also be used as a step ladder and a fibre glass platform ladder. This really is a versatile tool to add to your arsenal.

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So there you have it, a little round-up of the best extension ladders on the market. We hope that this guide will help you find the right extension ladder to suit your needs. You can browse our full range of extension ladders below.

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14 Dec 2022

worker climbing on loft ladder

If you live in a small home like a bungalow, you might be keen to utilise your loft space for additional storage - or even as an extra room. Without a bit of care and attention, our loft spaces can gather dust and be forgotten about, but with the right access solution and a bit of TLC, you can turn your loft into a functioning, usable space.

Today we're going to explore some of the best options if you're looking for a loft ladder for a small space. We'll show you some of the key things to bear in mind while choosing a loft ladder for a small space, and we'll show you a selection of the best loft ladders for small spaces that we have on offer! So, if you're ready to make the most of your loft - just keep reading.

How small is the space?

Before we can get started, it's important that you measure the space around your loft hatch so we can help you choose the perfect loft ladder for your small space. Here are some of the key measurements you should take before you start shopping:

  • Floor-to-ceiling height
  • Floor-to-floor height
  • Loft hatch dimensions
  • Hatch clearance (horizontal and vertical)

You can find useful graphics to help you gather all the measurements you need in our loft ladder measurements infographic!

Which loft ladders are best for small spaces?

If you're looking for a loft ladder that isn't going to take up too much space, we'd definitely recommend exploring our sliding or concertina loft ladders. These loft ladders are designed to be discreet, easy to manoeuvre, and completely collapsible, so they won't take up tons of space. Many of these ladders are stored on the reverse of the loft hatch, meaning, once they're stored away, they take up no space at all in your home! 

Other factors you might want to consider when choosing the best loft ladder for your small space are:

  • The material the loft ladder is made from
  • The accessories it comes with (eg. handrail)
  • The amount of noise it will make (timber ladders tend to be quieter than aluminium)

Our loft ladders for small spaces

Here at Ladders UK Direct, we offer a wide range of loft ladders that are ideal for small spaces. Let's walk you through some of the best options...


spacemaker loft ladder

Spacemaker Loft Ladder

As the name suggests, this loft ladder has been designed with space-saving in mind. It's lightweight & easy to install, has wide slip-resistant treads, and comes complete with all fittings. 

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dolle hobby loft ladder

Dolle Hobby (1200 x 700) Wooden Loft Ladder

If you're looking for an excellent, space-saving wooden loft ladder, this Dolle Hobby loft ladder is the way to go. The loft ladder itself fits completely on the hatch, so it takes up minimal space in your loft when stored away. This ladder also comes in other dimensions to fit your small space exactly. 

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So, there you have it. If you're in the market for a loft ladder for small spaces, we hope you've found this article useful. Be sure to shop our full range of loft ladders if you haven't found a solution that will work for your home here. 

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