Why Our Combination, Extension & Stair Ladder is a Sound Investment

One of the main questions we get asked in our friendly customer service centre is “which ladder do you recommend for home use” This is a great question as you don’t want too many ladders around the home taking up valuable space.

12 rung extension ladderMost house holders opt for a step ladder which is fine if you only do small basic jobs around the home. However, if you enjoy DIY and you do a mixture of both indoor and outdoor work around your home, it is worth considering investiFollowing in the footsteps of our very popular multi purpose and extension ladders, we wanted to bring you the best of both these ladders to your home. Here at BPS Access Solutions we are very aware that jobs around the home can require a multitude of ladders potentially, this is why we decided to design an all in one solution which so far has proved very popular with those who enjoy DIY around their home.ng in one of our latest ladders designed for use around home.

What is so good about our 3 way ladder?

3 Way LadderWe believe our new 3 way ladder is a sound investment choice for the householder. Here’s why:

  •  The ladder is 3 way meaning it can be used as an extension ladder, a step ladder and a stair ladder. How many times have you had to set up tricky working platforms in stairwells in order to paper the walls? The stair ladder was developed by popular demand amongst our DIY customers who wanted a safer work at home solution.
  •  The ladder has been developed with a unique sliding mechanism making it effortless to change configurations. This is ideal for home use where a heavier, more cumbersome ladder may prove to be more difficult to configure. The super strong steel locking mechanism secures the ladder safely in each position whilst in use for your added reassurance.
  • The ladder is manufactured from aluminium making it very light weight to carry. Although light weight (only 10kg), there will be no need to buy a new ladder any time soon. It is designed for a life time of use. Worried about the finish? We know some aluminium ladders have rough and oily finishes making them unpleasant to use. We have thought about this too here at BPS Access Solutions and this ladder is finished in Anodised satin making it very smooth to the touch.
  • There is a generous working load to this ladder – up to 15 stone. The ladder also features extra wide splayed legs for enhanced stability in every configuration. It is worth noting that other similar models available on the market feature stabiliser bars that will not fit on staircases. Don’t compromise your safety with such models, ensure you invest in a ladder from a company that puts your safety first.
  • As with every other ladder sold by BPS Access Solutions, this model is also sold with our famous “Big Red Feet” We only put our name to ladders when we are satisfied that are far superior to any others and the “Big Red Feet” are our mark of quality. They are also an added essential safety feature allowing the ladder to have maximum grip and stability.
  • The rungs on the ladder are “D” shaped giving superior comfort when climbing and standing on the ladder. Many other models have square shaped rungs which can be very uncomfortable and cause foot problems over the longer term.
  • No tools required. Once the ladder has been removed from it’s packaging you are able to use it straight away. The instruction leaflet has also been written in plain English designed with the user in mind with no complicated diagrams or hard to understand instructions. It also folds flat for easy storage.

What Else do we offer?

If the 3 way ladder is not for you fear not. We offer a wide range of ladders suitable for DIY/home use as well as trade and industrial ladders. Each ladder we sell is backed by our no quibble lifetime guarantee, free next day delivery and our celebrated after care service.

There really is nothing to lose by buying your next ladder from BPS Access Solutions.

Ladders and Scaffold Towers are a Leading UK Distributor of Ladders, Loft Ladders, Scaffold Towers, Aluminium Ladders, Extension Ladders , Ladder Accessories and all access equipment.

Scaffold Towers – A safer way of working

When working at height, it is important to assess the safest way of working before the job is started. If the work involves working at heights for longer periods of time, it will be better using a scaffold tower rather than a ladder as the working platforms can accommodate both people and materials which is both safer and time saving.

Like any working at height equipment, it is important that all those who are using the scaffold tower are confident in doing so and this includes both assembly and dismantling. There are several different types of scaffold tower available here at BPS Access Solutions. We have scaffold towers suitable for DIY, trade and industrial use. It is important to use the right scaffold tower for your needs as each have different features that are vital for the safe and reliable use of the scaffold tower in each situation.

What is the difference between a ladder and a scaffold tower?

Although both used to access work at height, a scaffold tower is a highly rigid, self supporting structure which is designed to accommodate a larger project where working at height is the core requirement. A ladder is designed for shorter durations of use, a scaffold tower would be in use for most of the day. It is a safer alternative to a ladder in that it is slip resistant and there is no need to stand on ladder rungs unnecessarily which can lead to foot problems such as tendon issues over the longer term.

Workers stand on the staging platforms on a scaffold tower which also accommodates their materials and tools required for the job. There is room to move about freely and less need to move around making scaffold towers ideal for painters and decorators.

Safety First

It is imperative that the manufactures instructions are followed when assembling a scaffold tower of any sort. Always use the correct parts when assembling the scaffold towers. Never use jury rigged or sub-standard parts and never substitute parts from a different scaffold tower. There is plenty of information about the safe use of scaffold towers on the health and safety website including the use of safe personnel to deploy the scaffold tower. The quality of the scaffold tower is important, make sure it is certified for use for the purpose intended i.e. EN1004 (European Trade Standard.) Here at BPS Access solutions we supply only quality scaffold towers which include free upgrades not found on other similar scaffold towers such as colour coded braces and built in leg height adjustment. Our DIY scaffold tower has a built in safety stabiliser bar not found on other DIY scaffold towers and is very easy to assemble and dismantle.

What material should my scaffold tower be constructed from?

The majority of scaffold towers are constructed from either aluminium or steel. If you are after quality and durability then steel may well be your best choice for it will provide you with many years of service. However aluminium is still a safe sound choice and has the advantage of being very light. Fibre-glass is also becoming more popular especially if electrical work is involved. Fibreglass is a safer choice when working around electricity as metal does conduct electricity! Regardless of quality, always be sure to check the product you have is certified for safe use. At BPS Access solutions you can use our products with peace of mind as we use only approved suppliers to both supply and manufacture our products.

Features to look for

The main features that set BPS Access Solutions scaffold towers out from the rest is the quality construction of the scaffold towers and advanced safety features not found on other similar products. For example, platforms are included in the price, many other scaffold towers require the purchase of separate timber platforms which may not be compatible with the tower. The frames feature a special grip so when climbing the scaffold tower you can be sure you won’t slip. Additionally, the frame is made from welded joints whereas competitors use the crimping method to join the frame together which can work lose over time.

Our scaffold towers are the product of choice for many trades people and DIY enthusiasts due to the extra care and safety we take so seriously. If you are looking for quality, safe and reliable scaffold tower, then our range is worth serious consideration.

Ladders and Scaffold Towers are a Leading UK Distributor of Ladders, Loft Ladders, Scaffold Towers, Aluminium Ladders, Extension Ladders , Ladder Accessories and all access equipment.