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.

If you're just looking for a good all-rounder, we've got plenty of ladders that are ideal for general usage. But first, a question:


Domestic or professional?

Under the current EN131 regulations, all ladders are rated for either 'professional' or 'non-professional' use (see How Are Ladders Rated? for more information).

Before you purchase a ladder, you need to ask yourself whether you're going to be using it for work...or just for DIY jobs around the house.

If you're planning to use your ladder for trade / industrial purposes, it's important to select a ladder that's certified for professional use. You'll find this information in the list of product features.


Best all-purpose ladders for professional use

Our heavy-duty single section ladder is ideal for all kinds of trade work. This product is very cost-effective, and it's very simple to use: it's just a basic, single-section leaning ladder.

Single Section Ladder

Of course, there may be some situations that don't allow for the use of a leaning ladder, in which case our professional swingback step ladder may be a better fit.

Professional swingback step ladder

Remember: when using a swingback ladder like this one, you should not stand on any of the top 3 treads (including the very top of the ladder).

Finally, if you need a trade-quality ladder that's easy to transport and takes up very little storage space, take a look at our telescopic ladders. Products like the Zarges Telemaster are suitable for professional use, and when it's folded away, the ladder will fit right in the boot of your car!


Best all-purpose ladders for home DIY

If you just need a ladder that you can use around the house, the LFI Home Combination Ladder is a great choice.

Home combination ladder

Depending on the task at hand, this product can be configured for use as a leaning ladder or a self-supporting step ladder. Perfect if you don't want to keep two different ladders in the garage!

That being said, if you're on a tight budget and you don't want to fork out for a multi-purpose combination ladder, our domestic double extension ladder is a reliable product that offers great value for money.

Domestic double extension ladder

Not sure what kind of ladder you need? Please feel free to contact Ladders UK Direct and we'll do our best to assist you!

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