The average height of a two-storey house is between 4.7m (15.5ft) and 5.8m (19ft). For a two-storey house, we recommend a 3.0m to 7.0m extension ladder.
Working out how tall your house is is no easy task. It's not like you can just grab a tape measure and set to work! Eyeballing it won't give you an accurate height either. The last thing you want to do is order a ladder and realise it's a few feet too short or wildly too long. Don't worry - we're here to help.
If you live in a single storey house or bungalow then you might already have a ladder that's tall enough to reach the gutters. The average single storey house is only 3.3 metres or 10.8 foot tall, so you have a lot more choice. There's a wide selection of step ladders, combination ladders and extension ladders that will allow you to reach this height with ease.
Now, most people live in two-storey buildings which average a height between 4.7 and 5.8 metres (or 15.5 - 19 foot). As you can imagine, finding a ladder to satisfy this height might be a little more tricky. You'll be pleased to hear that you're in the perfect place to buy one! Here at Ladders UK Direct, we supply a huge range of ladders that can be used to reach the guttering on a two-storey house. For example...
One of our best-selling ladders, the LFI Super Trade PLUS Triple Extension Ladder comes in a range of heights - most of which are suitable for the average two-storey house in the UK. The 3.0m-7.0m is a great 'safe' option, but this ladder also comes in shorter and longer lengths.
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If you're worried about a low-hanging electrical wire, we'd recommend choosing a ladder that's tall enough for your two-storey home but that's also non-conductive. This will help you to stay safe if an accident occurs while you're working outside your house. This ladder is made of top-quality fibreglass that's specifically designed for use around electrical / chemical hazards.
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How tall of a ladder do I need for a 3-storey house?
If you're purchasing a ladder for a 3-storey house, you'll need a bit of additional length. Extension ladders over 5 metres in length should work perfectly. As a good rule of thumb, always ensure that you can carefully reach the desired location while your waist is below the ladder stiles. You can browse some of our longer length ladders by clicking the links below.
Note: If you're planning to do extensive work on the roof of your home, we'd highly recommend investing in a proper roof ladder! These come with a hooked edge that will provide excellent stability while you work on the roof of your two-storey house.
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If you're still not sure which ladder is the best choice for your two-storey home, contact Ladders UK Direct today. We'll help you find the right ladder for your requirements!