Here's something you may notice when shopping for extension ladders on our website: different ladders have different-shaped rungs. Some rungs are round, some are square, and some are shaped like a letter 'D', with a flat top and a curved underside.

But does any of this matter? Can certain rung types only be used in specific situations? What difference does it make whether a ladder has round or square rungs?

Those are the questions we're going to answer today. Let's take a closer look at those three different rung shapes...

 

Ladder with square rungs

Square rungs

Square rungs have four corners and four flat sides. This is a fairly common rung type; however, many users find square rungs uncomfortable, especially when they're positioned so that one must stand on one of the corner edges while working.

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Ladder angle - 1 in 4 rule

The '1 in 4' rule (also known as the '4 to 1' rule) is a simple piece of guidance that you should always follow when you use a leaning ladder.

If you've ever wondered what angle to aim for when setting a ladder against a vertical wall, here's the rule:

For every 4 feet of height, position the base of the ladder 1 foot away from the wall.

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Best all-purpose ladder

Ladders come in all sorts of sizes and configurations - just take a look at the many different kinds we sell here at Ladders UK Direct. We've got step ladders, extension ladders, combination ladders, roof ladders...the list goes on, and if you're not quite sure what type of ladder you need, all those different options may be a little overwhelming.

But perhaps you don't really have any specific requirements. Perhaps you just want a sturdy, all-purpose ladder that you can keep in the shed and use for any odd jobs that happen to come up.

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Ladders under £100

If you need a ladder and you're on a tight budget, you've come to the right place! We've got loads of great-value ladders available here at Ladders UK Direct, and we offer FREE DELIVERY on all orders.

Here are some of the products you can get for less than £100...

NOTE: All prices include VAT and are correct at time of writing. These ladders come in a variety of different sizes - the stated price refers to the smallest available size.

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Ladder stabiliser bar

We sell a wide variety of ladders here at Ladders UK Direct. As you browse our website, you may notice that a lot of our extension ladders come with a stabiliser bar included as standard.

A stabiliser bar is a horizontal bar that widens the base of the ladder to keep it from slipping. Very often, this 'foot' is integrated into the ladder's design, but stabiliser bars are also sold separately (in which case they can be attached or removed as needed).

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