Extension Ladders: What are they?
Extension ladders are essential tools for those who need to reach
significant heights, both indoors and outdoors.
They're designed with plenty of height adjustability, which makes
An extension ladder consists of a traditional runged ladder and a
sliding inner section, called an extension, that provides
Once the user selects the desired height, the extension locks
securely into place and the ladder is ready to use.
An extension ladder is perfect for DIYers because it eliminates the
need for multiple ladders of varying heights.
Although this ladder comes in a variety of materials, we recommend
choosing one made from aluminium.
Extension Ladders: The Benefits of Aluminium Models
Because aluminium is a lightweight metal, ladders made from it are
exceptionally easy for a single person to move, transport and
Aluminium does not rust or corrode the way other metals can and its
surface requires no maintenance.
Timber ladders, for example, need to be painted to keep them in top
Aluminium will not splinter the way wood does and is not brittle
the way glass fibre is.
When subjected to excessive stress, a glass fibre ladder may fail.
Extension Ladders: Features and Functions to Look for
Our expert staff recommend only aluminium ladders that are
certified to the latest standards, and not the lighter, uncertified
models that our competitors offer.
Although uncertified ladders certainly are less expensive, is it
worth risking injury or worse for a few pounds?
When you buy a ladder from us, you can be assured of receiving the
utmost in low price combined with a high level of customer service.
We deliver our ladders free of charge and offer a lifetime
Our ladders include a free stabiliser bar (when applicable) and
such bars are extra-large and overlap to ensure maximum safety.
Our stabiliser bars are over 63-100cm long.
Another feature we include at no charge is rubber feet for a
Compare these to plastic feet that tend to crack and slip.
Extension Ladders: More about our Products
Many of our competitors fail to disclose full safety information to
their customers. BPS wants you to know that our ladders are fitted
with auto locking clips for ease of use and superior safety.
Although light in weight, these ladders are built to carry weights
up to 150kg. The rungs on our ladders feature an anti-slip design
and have an ergonomic oblong shape to maximise comfort and safety.
The rungs are set 265mm apart, which means the ladder is
exceptionally easy to climb and descend.
Extension Ladders: Final Considerations
An extension ladder is perfect for reaching second storey windows
for cleaning or repair, trimming overgrown tree branches, cleaning
gutters and painting.
For those on a budget, an extension ladder is a good choice because
it eliminates the need for multiple ladders.
When you're choosing an extension ladder, be sure to select the
The ladder needs to be longer, not equal to, the highest point you
need to access.
It's important to note that the given length of this type of ladder
isn't the actual extended length.
For example, a 24 foot ladder typically consists of 2 x 12 foot
The sections, however, overlap for safety when the ladder is
extended, so its maximum height is less than 24 feet.
Finally, when using a ladder, never stand on the topmost or second
from the top rung.