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Do you feel like you could be making better use of your loft space? Perhaps getting a new loft ladder is a good place to start! It can be quite difficult to choose a loft ladder, after all, there are so many different types on the market. Whether you want to organise your storage space, or you want to do a full-on loft conversion - we have a loft ladder that's perfect for you here at Ladders UK Direct! 

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ladder superstition

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Are you the kind of person who avoids stepping on the cracks? Do you get a shiver down your spine when someone puts their new shoes on a table? Do you touch wood after expressing an abnormal amount of optimism? If so, you're in the right place. Today we're talking all about the age-old superstition that walking under a ladder is bad luck. If you think it's all a load of hocus pocus, then just head back to the homepage and shop for your new ladder.

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Taking a shortcut when you're putting a ladder up against your home can lead to a serious injury. Even professional tradespeople can get it wrong sometimes! There's no harm in brushing up on your ladder set up skills to make sure you're working in a safe way at all times. So, if you need to complete a job on your home - here's how to set a ladder up safely.

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Aluminium is one of the most abundant metals we have on the earth and it's also pretty great for making ladders! It's lightweight, durable and resistant to corrosion so it's perfect for making ladders that need to be transported from one place to another. Over time, you might notice patches on your aluminium ladder that are starting to appear a dull grey colour. This is aluminium oxide, and it's totally normal!

While aluminium oxide won't cause any harm to your ladder, you might want to remove it so your aluminium ladder looks shiny and new again. Many of our customers are tradespeople who need to bring their ladders in and out of people's homes every day. A clean, well looked after aluminium ladder will look more professional and last you a lifetime.

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how are extension ladders measured

Are you thinking about buying an extension ladder for an upcoming job? Not really sure what length you need? Well, here in this blog, we'll explain how extension ladders are measured to help you find the perfect length for the task at hand.

Unlike single section ladders, extension ladders are be made up of two or more moveable sections, adding an additional layer of complexity to the calculation. Just because an extension ladder is listed as being 10 metres long, you shouldn't assume that you can reach 10 metres comfortably.

When measuring an extension ladder, it's important that you take the overlap in the middle of the ladder into consideration as well as the safe working height. These aren't the only things to consider, there are all kinds of variables that can make measuring an extension ladder a bit of a difficult task. But don't worry, we're here to help!

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