Extension Ladders

Extension ladders are usually the first type that comes to mind you think of a ladder. This type of ladder is mostly leant against some type of support to reach high places, such as a house and a wall for example. Transporting the ladder across multiple locations needs to be easy, just as much as storing it away using as little space as possible.

Varieties of Extension Ladders
Most extension ladders consist of two sections, a base that should be always in touch with the ground. The second part of the ladder is the fly and this is the moveable section that allows the extension ladder to reach higher. Double section ladders allow the user to achieve the desired height quicker.

Triple section extension ladders feature an additional section to the base and fly. A three section extension ladder has the advantage of having a smaller closed length for transport purposes however the push up of sections is more effort.

The advantage of the two section extension ladder is that you would need to extend it once compared to twice for a three section ladder. However the advantage of a triple section extension ladder is that the closed height would be smaller than a two section version need to achieve the same height. The desired height is achieved by an inbuilt system of clips that locks the ladders sections together once its raised.

Choosing the right ladder?
Choosing the right ladder is influenced by the material as well as safety and durability purposes. Fibreglass ladders generally offer the best value being lightweight and durable than aluminium, even though it costs a lot more than its metal counterpart. For a breakdown of each material:

Aluminium extension ladders are more popular among professionals and homeowners for it reasonable price and lightness. These ladders are durable, with rectangular box section stiles and mostly d-rungs. Professional don't usually use aluminium as they are able to conduct electricity, which can be dangerous. They may be cheap and light, but are not the first choice among professionals.

Fibreglass extension ladders are the most popular, being as light as aluminium, but far stronger and durable in everyday use. Costing more than its metal counterparts, however it will last an incredibly long time. They are safe around electrical items and in wet slippery conditions, making them ideal for the workplace.

Typical Applications
Roof and loft access
Window Cleaning
Painting and decorating
Fixing lights

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Description Price Closed Length Number of Treads Open Length Weight Stiles Material Tread Material
RS Stock No. 172-1303
Mfr. Part No.44834
2.41m 2 x 8 3.8m 9.3kg Aluminium Aluminium
RS Stock No. 172-1306
Mfr. Part No.44851
2.41m 3 x 8 5.25m 15.3kg Aluminium Aluminium
RS Stock No. 172-1304
Mfr. Part No.44820
2.93m 2 x 10 4.9m 11.3kg Aluminium Aluminium
RS Stock No. 172-1307
Mfr. Part No.44852
2.97m 3 x 10 6.65m 19.2kg Aluminium Aluminium
RS Stock No. 172-1308
Mfr. Part No.44853
3.53m 3 x 12 8.33m 24.2kg Aluminium Aluminium
RS Stock No. 172-1305
Mfr. Part No.44822
3.49m 2 x 12 6.05m 15.4kg Aluminium Aluminium