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13 Jun 2024

Triple extension ladder

Unlike standard single section ladders and step ladders, an extension ladder can be adjusted to reach different heights. It’s a super handy tool that can be used to tackle various jobs in and around the home, from painting walls to cleaning gutters.

If you’re using an extension ladder for the first time, it’s important to understand how to safely extend it for use and collapse it for storage. Failing to complete these steps properly could cause serious harm to you and those around you.


29 Feb 2024

telescopic ladder vs extension ladder

Need an extending ladder but can’t decide between a telescopic ladder and an extension ladder? Keep reading – this guide looks at the pros and cons of both options.


05 Sep 2023

 triple extension ladder

Buying an extension ladder might seem confusing when you learn there are different types. We’re here to make things easier.


07 Jun 2023

Ladder with stabiliser bar

Cast your mind back to the beginning of 2018: Theresa May was Prime Minister, everyone was falling in love with that man-fish thing from The Shape of Water, and the word 'covid' was still a couple of years from meaning anything at all.

It was around this time that the EN131 ladder regulations were updated and a number of new rules came into force regarding the design and manufacture of portable ladders. You can read our blog about EN131 if you want all the details - for now, there's one specific rule we'd like to focus on:


Leaning ladders, telescopic ladders and hinge-jointed ladders longer than 3 metres must be wider at the base to make them more stable.

- from the Ladder Association's updated EN131 guidance


The easiest way to make a ladder wider at its base is to fit it with a stabiliser bar. When the updated EN131 regulations came into effect, most British ladder manufacturers started fitting all of their ladders with a stabiliser bar as standard.

So a ladder without a stabiliser bar can be a difficult thing to find nowadays - and even if you could find one, it wouldn't necessarily be safe to use. Still, if you're absolutely determined to get your hands on a ladder with no stabiliser bar, you do have a few options...


08 Oct 2021

If you've found yourself reading this blog, you're probably looking for the best extending ladder for an upcoming job! Don't worry, you're in good hands. Here at Ladders UK Direct, we offer a huge range of extending ladders that are suitable for jobs around the home, on-site or on the move.

In order to find the best extending ladder for you, we need to first ask you the following question - what will you be using your extending ladder for? Trade or DIY jobs? Work your way through this blog and we're sure we'll be able to find the best extending ladder for you.


Best extending ladder for jobs around the house

Looking for an extending ladder for DIY and jobs around the home? We have a range of extending ladders that are perfect for you! All of our DIY extending ladders are designed with homeowners and DIY-ers in mind. This means they're lightweight, easy to operate & durable - so you won't have to worry if they get a bit damp in your garden shed. What kind of jobs might you use an extending ladder for, you ask? Our DIY extension ladders can be used for cleaning windows, gardening, painting & most other DIY jobs you can think of!

So which extending ladder is the best for you? Take a look at some of our best DIY extending ladders below and choose the best one for you!

DIY extending ladders

On the left, we have the Domestic Double Extension Ladder which is made of lightweight, sturdy aluminium and comes with a 1-year guarantee. This ladder is perfect if you want a ladder that's free from bells and whistles and will get the job done!

On the right, we have the Domestic Triple Extension Ladder that's certified to EN131 non-professional standard. It also comes with a 1-year warranty and is made of durable aluminium. Take a closer look at our top DIY extending ladders to decide which one is the best for you...

Domestic Double Extending Ladder >         Domestic Triple Extending Ladder >


Best extending ladder for tradespeople

Choosing the best extending ladder for tradespeople is a little trickier, there are so many excellent options on the market!! Here at Ladders UK Direct, we think the best extending ladders for tradespeople are from LFI. Not only are these extending ladders made to the highest standards, but they're also available at incredibly reasonable prices. Take a look at some of our top picks below.

LFI extending ladders

On the left, we have the LFI Super-Trade Plus Double Extension Ladder that boasts lots of great features including a stabiliser bar, comfortable D-shaped rungs and PVC moulded feet. This double section extending ladder comes in a range of lengths, so we're sure you'll be able to find one that suits your needs.

On the right, we have the LFI Super-Trade Plus Triple Extension Ladder, another excellent choice if you're looking for the best extending ladder. It conforms to EN131 professional standards and boasts all of the same great features of the double extension ladder. Look at these two trade extending ladders in more detail below.

LFI Super-Trade Plus Double Extension Ladder >         LFI Super-Trade Plus Triple Extension Ladder >

So there you have it - an insight into the best extending ladders we have to offer. We hope that you can find the right ladder for your needs here, if not head to our Extension Ladders page to explore our full range. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to get in touch.

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