Innovative and lifestyle adaptive? Yes that’d be a ladder!

extension ladder

Not everyone is an expert on ladders and not everyone has a large vehicle and garage to store a ladder in either.

Gone are the days when ladders were basic structures – with the one size fitted all approach. Then there was the danger factor to consider too. Thankfully, nowadays non slip feet, safety platforms and integral stabilizers are fitted as standard to ensure your safety.

So where should you start if you are a ‘ladder novice’?

The first thing you should ensure when buying any ladder is that it meets the required safety standard. In the UK there are 3 classification levels for aluminium ladders and step ladders. These are determined by the type of work that they will be used for, with all 3 classifications being within the scope of BS 2037. The individual ratings are:

Class 1 – Industrial Ladders.

These are very heavy duty aluminium ladders with a load rating of 175kg (27.5 stones). They would normally be used for heavy industrial or site work, although may, of course, be used around the home or workplace.

EN 131 Trade Ladders (previously Class 2)

These “Trade Quality” ladders are the most popular grade of aluminium ladder in Europe at present (EN 131 is a European wide standard) and carry a load rating of 150kg (23.5 stones). They are suitable for use by in the workplace (except as above) and for home use.

Class 3 – Domestic Ladders

These “DIY” aluminium ladders are produced solely for domestic use and carry a load rating of 95kg (15 stones). They are very lightweight and are not suitable for use in the workplace. Here at BPS Access Solutions, we don’t stock these type of ladders at all due to their inferior quality.

Can you store your ladder safely and securely?

Once you are satisfied with the safety aspect, you then need to consider what use you have in mind for your ladder and any constraints you may have on transportation and storage. If space or security is an issue, do not despair! At BPS Access Solutions we stock a wide range of ladders to suit every need. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can advice you on the best ladder for your needs. We have ladders that meet both DIY and Trade standards to whether you are a business owner or enjoy doing DIY within your home then we have a ladder for you.

Here is a general guide to the purpose and uses for different types of ladder you may come across during your search. These are the ladders sold at BPS Access Solutions www.ladderandscaffoldtowers.co.uk and must not be confused with inferior products sold elsewhere. The guide will also give you an idea of the size of the ladder – many of our models can be stored in a cupboard or under the bed and are transportable in a car boot. No need for expensive roof racks or a large garage!

An insight into our most popular ladders

Whether you need to work on a conservatory roof, the stairs or simply to the top of a windowsill, we have a ladder to suit your needs. We eliminate dangers associated with over stretching, working on fragile roofs and dangerous stairwell constructions with a ladder that resolves the need to take dangerous risks.

Below we have detailed our best selling ladders, however we have many more in our range. These ladders below are famed for their dependability, safety and unbeatable quality.

Multi Purpose Ladder

The Multi Purpose Ladder is by far the most versatile ladder in the world – the ultimate Multi Purpose Ladder that can be used in 13 positions!! (yes 13!) and is available in 3 sizes.

  •  Very strong – EN131 Part 1 & 2 1993 Certified (Trade & DIY use) – NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH WEAKER NON CERTIFIED LADDERS FOR DIY USE ONLYMaximum load a massive 150 kg (23.5 stone).

 

  • Supplied complete with extra strong safe interlocking 1.5mm thick platform – BEWARE, SOME OTHERS ARE SUPPLIED WITH WEAKER PLATFORMS.

True multi-function ladder – possibly the only ladder you will ever need.

  •  Can be used as an extension ladder, double sided step ladder, stair step ladder, stair platform, stand off ladder, painting or gardening platform, free standing ladder and work bench.
  • Multi Purpose Ladder features stabilisers with extra large red rubber feet giving 100% grip to floor surface, and ensuring maximum stability and safety in use. 
  • Non slip “ridged” rungs ensuring maximum safety 
  • Compact to store and transport – will easily fit into a car boot or cupboard 
  • A cost effective solution to all of your access requirements 
  • Available in 3 sizes (choose from foot of page)

 Telescopic Ladders

The revolutionary Telescopic Ladder and Trio triple-use Telescopic Ladder is available in 2 sizes 

In our opinion, the Telescopic Ladder is probably the most innovative access product to hit the market in recent years. As such, there are many inferior products in the marketplace that are neither as safe, strong nor durable as our ladders. We are delighted to announce two new products to supplement our already strong line up of ladders – the new Telescopic Ladder and unique Trio triple-use Telescopic Ladder. Both are top quality ladders, and are an ideal “piece of kit” for surveyors, all building trades and householders. They are suitable for use inside and out, at home, in the office or on-site.

  •  The clever new alternative to conventional ladders. Our Telescopic Ladder has many applications both at work and around the home
  • Ladder supplied with unique safety stabiliser bars fitted with large rubber feet to protect floor surfaces and give great grip in all positions 
  • Supplied with heavy duty carry bag incorporating shoulder strap for ease of transport and ultimate protection of your Telescopic Ladder 
  • Ladder opens and closes “rung by rung”, meaning that it can be used at multiple heights up to 3.85m (12′ 8″) 
  • You open only to the height required giving great manoeuvrability, particularly in confined spaces 
  • Extremely compact in storage and transport therefore easily fits into cupboard, under the bed or in a car boot 
  • Manufactured to European Standard EN131 (Trade & DIY use) for your reassurance and safety 
  • Very strong – maximum load 150kg (23.5 stone), yet being only 11.5kg in weight – is easily carried 
  • Anodised aluminium finish – clean to touch and not “oily” 
  • Large anti-slip rungs for comfort and safety

 

Trio Telescopic Ladder only (in addition to the above)

  •  Triple-use telescopic ladder – can be used as an extension ladder (height 3.85m / 12’7″), double sided step ladder (must be used fully extended – height 1.9m/6’3″) or stair step ladder.
  • Twin stabiliser bars fitted 
  • Supplied with full instructions written in plain English

There are many weaker, inferior telescopic ladders available. We have scoured the market and we are really happy to put our name to this one which has been fully tested and is superior to others both in quality and value for money. Buy from THE leading ladder experts.

Platform Step Ladders

The complete Platform Step Ladder for TRADE/DIY use and is available in 7 sizes

Top quality – includes integral platform and high safety rail

The complete Platform Step Ladder that offers ease of use, stability and safety

  •  EN131 Certified (European Trade & DIY Standard) for your safety and reassurance
  • Very strong for your safety and reassurance – weight rating 150kg (23.5 stone) 
  • Large 250mm (10”) ribbed platform for maximum safety and comfort 
  • 75mm (3”) ribbed steps for safe climbing 
  • Non-slip, non-conductive plastic feet for extra grip to floor 
  • High level safety rail for added support and safety 
  • Smooth, quiet opening/closing action 
  • Folds flat for easy storage and transportation 
  • Manufactured from anodised aluminium so light but durable and smooth to touch

Extension Ladders with Integral Stabiliser

Triple Extension Ladder for Trade/DIY use and is available in 6 sizes

Top quality – includes integral horizontal stabiliser

  •  EN131 certified (Trade &DIY use) for your safety and reassurance
  • Very strong – weight rating 150kg (23.5 stone) 
  • Unique auto locking clamps fitted to lock ladder sections firmly in place for added safety and peace of mind 
  • Brand new design featuring anti slip rungs 
  • Overlapping rubber feet fitted giving 100% stability and maximum grip to floor
    surface
     
  • Ergonomically designed oblong shaped profile giving added safety and comfort 
  • Extremely versatile – can be used as 1 , 2 or 3 section ladder 
  • Lightweight construction for ease of use, but very strong 
  • Being a 3 section ladder – more compact in storage and transport than its 2 section equivalent 
  • Rungs set only 265mm (10.5”) apart making the ladder easier and more comfortable to climb. Some ladders have rungs 280mm (11”) or even 300mm (12”) apart

 

Combi All In One Extension Ladders, Step Ladders and Free Standing Ladder

Extremely versatile and top quality – the complete Combination Ladders for trade/DIY use. Integral horizontal stabiliser included  and is available in 6 sizes

The complete Combination Ladders that offer versatility, stability and safety 

  •  EN131 certified (Trade & DIY use) for your safety and reassurance
  • Very strong – weight rating 150kg (23.5 stone) 
  • Rungs set just 265mm (10.5”) apart making the ladder comfortable, safe and easy to climb 
  • The only ladder that you will ever need” – can be used as a double sided step ladder, 2 or 3 section extension ladder, single ladder but, most usefully and originally, as a free standing ladder 
  • Saves space in storage as this is a 3 section ladder, also more compact to transport than the 2 section equivalent 
  • Metal retaining brace fitted for added safety when ladder used in double sided step and free standing ladder configurations 
  • Rubber feet fitted to integral stabiliser for 100% stability and reassurance in use 
  • Unique auto locking clips secure ladder sections firmly in place for added safety and peace of mind when used in 2 and 3 section extension ladder configurations 
  • New anti-slip rungs for safe use, and ergonomically designed oblong stile profile for added comfort 
  • Unique sliding mechanism for easy conversion to other mode

Easy Throw Escape Ladder

Fire can engulf your home in 60 seconds! Are you prepared with a quick and safe method of escape from fire (and other) hazards? This EASY THROW Escape Ladder is the world’s leading emergency escape tool and, in our opinion, every home should have at least one. We have an Easy-Throw Escape Ladder suitable for most properties – both two and three storey and it can even be fitted to dormer windows and is available in 3 sizes 

  •  Extra wide (350mm / 14″) treads – wider than others on the market, making the ladder more stable and therefore easier and safer to use
  • Very strong steel hooks with “X” type centre support for great stability in use 
  • Durable, tangle free and flame resistant design for your safety and reassurance 
  • Quick and easy deployment – vital in an emergency 
  • Very strong – maximum load 450kg (70.9 stone) and can be used by up to 3 people at the same time 
  • Lightweight aluminium construction for ease of use 
  • Easily stored – will fit under most beds or in a wardrobe 
  • Supplied ready assembled for your convenience 
  • A “must have” for every home 
  • Compact hook size – only 30cm (12″) wide and suitable for walls up to 30cm (12″) thick, therefore will fit most applications 
  • Supplied with full instructions written in plain English 
  • Ladder packed in an attractive box making it an ideal present

Unbeatable customer service

At BPS Access Solutions, we scour the internet to ensure we bring you unbeatable prices! Order on line or over the telephone before 3pm and you will receive your ladder the next working day. Free delivery to UK mainland is included in the price as well as VAT and a free lifetime guarantee on your ladder.

For more information about our ladders including videos, sizing information and other important safety information, please visit our ladders section http://www.laddersandscaffoldtowers.co.uk/acatalog/ladders.html

 



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.

BPS – Internet shopping without the frustration

 

BPS showroom

We’ve all been there – spending hours googling a product we desperately need, the latest must have product or the product that is not available on the high street!

Only to find it is either out of stock too on the internet or the delivery times are too far ahead – and you need the product tomorrow!

It also astounds me how long it can actually take to source the right product – I spent a whole afternoon a couple of weeks ago sourcing an item I needed urgently only to find the delivery time scales were just too far ahead…..unless I was willing to pay an extortionate price – which I personally believe is a hugely unfair levy on a paying customer.

At BPS Access Solutions our overall aim is to please our customers, and as part of our aim we are very keen to make all our products easy to obtain, not only at the best prices with added extras not found anywhere else, but also to get them to you in the quickest possible time, not at an additional cost, but for FREE! Yes that’s right, we deliver to almost anywhere on the UK mainland for free. If you place your order on a working day by 3pm, you will receive it the next working day.

This is not all. We appreciate the differing demands of each and every customer and each order we receive is dealt with on a very personal basis. We appreciate that some of our customers know exactly what ladder or scaffold tower they require and simply need to order it as quickly as possible. At BPS Access solutions, we offer comprehensive on line ordering solutions via our own website, Ebay and Amazon.

Regular visitors to our website may have noticed our ‘New Look’. Our website now provides you with a superior shopping experience. Quickly browse our product range without wasting time on page load times. New signage clearly shows where to find the ladder, scaffold tower or accessory you are looking for, as well as easier than ever ordering.

Of course on line ordering directly from our website is available as before at www.laddersandscaffoldtowers.co.uk Our website also contains details of our latest special offers and Sales. All our usual promises apply such as free delivery the next working day and a full lifetime guarantee on all products.

Many of our customers like to seek advice on which ladder would be most suited to their individual needs and we pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service. We offer this advice freely over the telephone no matter where you are in the UK, and you can place your order over the phone with us at the same time. Our sales hotline numbers are open 7 days a week for your convenience weekdays until 9pm and weekends until 5pm.

We don’t forget old fashioned values

We also have customers who like to make a day out of their ladder and scaffold choice and to this end we have a High Street shop located in Biggin Hill in Kent. We offer the same unbeatable internet prices in our shop and we highly recommend a visit in order so you can appreciate the quality and durability of all our products whilst getting expert advice on the correct usage. Of course you can also collect your products from here too. For more details and directions, please visit http://www.laddersandscaffoldtowers.co.uk/acatalog/Contact_Us.html Our shop is open Saturdays only at the moment, but do check with us as the opening hours do vary from time to time.

I hope you are able to see how we can combat the frustration of internet shopping and speed up what can be a very mundane process.

We all look forward to doing business with you soon at BPS Access Solutions. Both DIY and tradespeople more than welcome.



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.

The worlds leading emergency escape tool

You might be wondering what we are talking about with such a title, however we wanted to let you know about a great product that we think every home should have.

Introducing our Easy Throw Escape Ladders!

Very aptly named as it can be deployed within seconds keeping you and your family safe at a very distressing time.

In the event of a house fire, quick action is a must – fire can engulf your home in 60 seconds, do you know how you would escape from your home if your exit routes were blocked? Our easy throw escape ladders provide a safe exit from your home which reduces the chance of injury and broken bones caused by jumping from an upstairs window.

Suitable for use by the whole family, the ladders can hold 3 people at a time. We believe every home should have at least one. For optimum safety, why not have one in every bedroom, that way your children and guests have a means of escape directly from their own bedroom.

How does the easy throw escape ladder work?

The ladder folds to a very compact size, making it ideal to store under the bed or in a wardrobe. When needed it unfolds immediately by using a ‘throwing’ action. The material that the ladder is made from is flame resistant, with a tangle free design and offering ultimate strength. We have yet to find an escape ladder elsewhere which offers all of these essential features in one ladder.

The ladder hooks onto walls up to 30cm thick, thereby making them suitable for virtually anywhere. The hooks are compact in size making them practical to store when not in use. We hope you will never have to use them, so with this in mind, we have ensured that the design is not a hindrance to everyday life.

The ladder itself is constructed with an ‘X type’ centre support which offers greater stability when the ladder is in use. This means that it will not twist round on itself when in use. The rungs on the ladder are 35cm wide. These are far wider than other escape ladders available on the market and offer ease of use particularly for children or infirm family members.

Other features designed for ease of use

Our escape ladder comes with full instructions written in plain English and comes supplied ready assembled for your convenience – it is not often that anything is delivered nowadays ready assembled unless it costs a fortune!

Combined with it’s ease of use, this ladder is suitable for even elderly people and it may well help keep their independence should the ladder ever be needed. Additionally it is also made from a lightweight aluminium construction which means it is not a heavy item to pick up.

What kind of properties is the escape ladder for?

The ladder is designed for home use, and is suitable for a wide range of properties including two and three storey properties and can even be fitted to dormer windows.

The easy throw escape ladder is available in two sizes, 3.85M and 4.75M both available with free next day delivery as standard.

Why not treat a loved one this Christmas?

If you are stuck for present ideas for a close relative this year, why not give them a gift that could save their life?

Ideal for the person who seems to have everything, the easy throw escape ladder comes ready packaged in an attractive box making it an ideal Christmas present. Even better it is currently on offer in our clearance bargains! Why not get organised early for Christmas this year? :)

And there’s more!

As you would expect from BPS Access Solutions we don’t just settle for the best, we exceed the best. Therefore all escape ladders purchased from us will feature free upgrades to extra wide treads plus extra large steel hooks with ‘X’ type centre support.

All of this is backed by our triple guarantee:

  • Best Prices – we check our competitors prices daily – so you don’t have to. We also offer free next day delivery as standard on all purchases. Many of our competitors do not offer this.
  • Best Quality – Those who know us know we don’t do anything by halves. Our escape ladders save lives. It can be deployed in seconds and will hold 3 people at a time thanks to the ultimate strength, tangle free design and fire resistant construction. We believe this is the best escape ladder available in the UK.
  • Best Service – our friendly customer services here at BPS Access Solutions are always happy to provide advice prior to purchase and with our free no quibble lifetime guarantee you really are in safe hands with us.

To read more about our celebrated escape ladder and to view product demonstrations as well as to purchase visit us at http://www.laddersandscaffoldtowers.co.uk/acatalog/Fire_Escape_Ladders.html



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.

Fire Escape Plan and Alternative Escape Routes in the Home

Each and every day in the UK people are injured or killed in house fires. There are many reasons for fire breaking out in your home, these can include anything from faulty electrics to cooking being left untended.

The first obvious one (we hope anyway) is that you ensure you have smoke alarms installed in your home and they are tested regularly. *There are around 63,000 house fires every year in the UK and around 500 people are killed. Smoke alarms are of course a must in every home and they will not only alert you but will buy you valuable time if a fire were to break out in your home.

The Hampshire Fire and Rescue service recommend having a “Home Escape Plan” They move on to say that one of the most important things you can do is to plan your escape routes. You can not assume you would be able to get everyone together and leave by the front door.

In this vein, as part of your Home Escape Plan, you should not only have other means of escape but should also consider how you would be able to leave the building by these routes.

The following paragraph is from the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service website

Think about having an “escape room”, one that is the best room in the house to survive in, it should have a door, a large enough window to climb out of (and a firefighter to get in through), be at the front of the house so the firefighters can see you as soon as they arrive, have grass or earth below the window and if there is a shed or porch below the window to climb down onto even better.”

We think this is great advice and if you do not have a shed or porch below the window to climb down onto then we would recommend storing in your escape room a suitable Easy throw escape ladder.

You can find out more and download safety leaflets from the official Firekills .Gov website

*source



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.