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Spec me a ladder

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by johnny6, 30 Dec 2020.

  1. johnny6

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,173

    I need an occasional use ladder for some outside jobs on the house. Cleaning the gutters etc.

    Standard sized 1950 terrace house be all accounts. So 5.5-6m to the gutters?

    Any recommendations?
  2. Maccapacca


    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 17,970

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Pay someone to clean your gutters :p

    Seriously though that’s what I do hate ladders and a decent one person ladder would be quite expensive.

    if you’re dead set then wickes have dozens to suit your budget
  3. Thebug

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Feb 2007

    Posts: 1,920

    Location: Walsall

  4. WJA96


    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,341

    Location: Norfolk, South Scotland

  5. gailjon


    Joined: 10 Nov 2015

    Posts: 901

    I personally would get someone to clean my gutters rather than going up a tall ladder nowadays.

    I did go up a triple height ladder to fix bits and bobs on our Victorian villa - very high up and definitely life-threatening if I fell. Didn't think much of it then but now it gives me shivers thinking what might have happened if the ladder slipped/I fell.
  6. bainbridge


    Joined: 9 Dec 2009

    Posts: 4,426

    Location: Bristol

    I hate the wobbly feeling on the first ascent but am fine once up there.
  7. johnny6

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,173

  8. johnny6

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,173

    I have toyed with the idea with just getting someone in to do it, but recently there are a couple of other jobs which I’ve been putting off because of the lack of a ladder.