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29 Nov 2022

passenger in car looking at map in travel guide - how to say ladder in different languages

Most pocket travel guides have handy phrases you might need to know when visiting a foreign country, such as ‘one coffee please’ and ‘where is the hotel?’ – but have you ever wondered how to say ladder in different languages?

If you’re ever in Poland and want to kupić drabinę (buy a ladder), we’ve got you covered! In fact, we’ve got you covered in 25 different languages. Without further ado, let’s get into it!


14 Oct 2022

We wanted to make the most of the spooky season so we decided to slash the prices of our best-selling ladders! Let's take a look at some of the products featured on our Halloween sale page...

Lyte double section roof ladder

Lyte Double Section Roof Ladder

  • Made of lightweight aluminium 

  • Features a heavy-duty ridge hook for stability

  • Rigid box section stiles

  • Designed to evenly distribute the weight across the roof

  • Safety catches

  • 150kg maximum load

  • Industrial non-slip serrated rungs

  •  Available in: 2.94m-4.64m, 3.44m-5.64m, 3.94m-6.64m, 4.30m-7.67m

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professional double extension ladder

Professional Double Extension Ladder

  • Strong aluminium ladder

  • Fitted with a stabiliser bar to help limit sideways flip

  • Ideal for all types of professional work

  • Large comfortable ‘D’ shaped rungs

  • Rigid extruded box section stiles provide additional strength

  •  PVC moulded feet offer a secure non-slip grip

  • 5 different sizes available

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dolle hobby loft ladder

Dolle Hobby Loft Ladder (1200 x 700) Wooden Loft Ladder

  • Wooden ladder provided, folding into 3 sections
  • Pole and metal handrail included
  • Tested and certified to EN 14975 (European Ladder Standard)
  • Max working load: 150kg
  • Deep wooden treads for comfort when climbing
  • Minimum opening length 1200mm
  • Maximum floor-to-floor height - 2.85m
  • Extension kits available for higher-than-normal installations (up to 3.5m)

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These are just a small selection of the ladders we currently have on offer! If you'd like to see all of our Halloween deals, simply click the button below. Alternatively, get in touch and we'll be happy to help you over the phone!

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Read More: House Decorations for Halloween

08 Oct 2022

house decorations for halloween

The days are getting shorter, the weather's getting colder and the pumpkins are ripe for picking. That can only mean one thing... Halloween is nearly upon us! If you're a lover of spooky season, you might be planning to turn your home into a house of horrors - which is a job that we can help you with! Our step ladders, extension ladders, combination ladders & hop-ups can all be used to hang Halloween decorations inside and outside your home.

While you might want to create a bloody crime scene in the front garden to give your neighbours a fright, it's important that you don't become the victim of an injury yourself - so don't go dangling off the roof or climbing on a dust bin to hang your decorations. Make sure you have the right equipment on hand before you get started. We've put some ideas together, so if you're wanting house decorations for Halloween this year, we hope you'll find this useful!

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Spider's web archway

If you've got trees in pots at the front of your home - you can use them to make a spooky spider's web archway. Simply place one on either side of your door, then use a step ladder to bend and secure the tops together forming an archway. Then, cover the trees in synthetic cobwebs. These can be bought at most craft shops or even your local Poundland. Most cobweb packs come with little plastic spiders, so scatter these amongst the cobwebs for an extra-scary effect.

Dangling witch feet

Want to make it look like a witch has got stuck in your tree? You can DIY a set of witches' legs by stuffing a pair of striped tights and adding shoes. Once made, grab a ladder and attach them to a branch in your tree. Hanging Halloween decorations are always a hit!

Floating witch hats

If you're planning a Halloween party, floating witch hats are an excellent Halloween decoration for your house. You should start by buying or making a series of witches' hats. Once you've got all of your witch hats ready, attach a length of fishing wire to the top of each hat. We think it looks best if you cut the fishing wire to different lengths. Then, you can grab your step stool or step ladder and hang them from the ceiling. You could even use one of our combination ladders to hang them safely up the stairs. The kids will love this Halloween decoration idea.


Fairy lights are a wonderful Halloween house decoration because they illuminate your property and add a bit of sparkle. Better yet, they'll illuminate your driveway so that trick-or-treaters can find your property more easily. Of course, lanterns and pumpkins can be used along the path, but fairy lights look best when they're draped around your windows or dangling from trees. Make sure you use a suitable GRP ladder if you're going to be working with electricals!


During the month of October, we are slashing the prices of some of our best-selling ladders. You can find them all here...


So there you have it, if you've been looking for some inspiration for house decorations this Halloween, we hope you've found this useful. Don't forget you can shop a wide range of ladders here at Ladders UK Direct to ensure that your Halloween goes off without a hitch.

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21 Sep 2022

5 interesting ladder facts

Interesting Facts About Ladders


  1. Ladders have been around for about 10,000 years!

Rock paintings in Spain’s Cuevas de la Arana (known to English speakers as the Spider Caves) suggest that humans were using ladders to reach high places even in prehistoric times.


  1. The world’s longest ladder is more than 40 metres long.

The Handwerks Museum in Austria created the world’s longest ladder, as certified by Guinness World Records. The ladder is made of wood, has 120 rungs, and measures just over 41 metres.


  1. The first step ladder was invented by John H. Balsley in 1892.

He designed a model with hinges that enabled users to fold the ladder up for easy transportation and storage.


  1. Ladders are mentioned in the Bible.

Jacob’s ladder, which features in chapter 28 of Genesis, is considered by Christians to be a symbol of the divine connection between God and the Earth.


  1. The Devil’s Tower Ladder is the only ladder on the National Historical Register.

On July 4 1893, Rogers and Ripley were watched by over 1000 spectators as they climbed the 350ft summit.


No matter your project, we have a ladder that suits your needs and your safety.

For expert advice or any questions you may have, do not hesitate to contact us at 01446 789 538.

15 Sep 2022

Scaffold tower project ideas

So, you've purchased your very own scaffold tower - but what comes next? You may already have a project in mind, but if not, you might need some inspiration.

A scaffold tower is an excellent piece of equipment to own, providing stable height access for all of your domestic or commercial needs. Here are some projects for which a scaffold tower might prove more suitable than a normal ladder...