Stair Ladders & Combination Ladders

Stair and Combination ladders offer a number of options, from a step ladder, to an extension ladder or be articulated for use on staircases making it multi-purpose. A combination folding ladder is the most versatile ladder available and is ideal when you need a free standing folding ladder but don't have a wall for support. It folds down to a similar size of a step ladder, but is much more versatile for a variety of tasks.

The combination ladder is the choice of professionals where they need to work from stairs or uneven ground on a daily basis. From wall papering to fixing lights, painting ceiling or fitting alarms this combi multi purpose ladder will take away any stress for these job types.

There is a wide range combination ladders for every job, a 3 way, 4 way and even a 12 way multi purpose ladder. Depending on the configuration, two people can use it at the same time. A four way combination ladder consists of three ladders that can be arranged in three different configurations to give a step ladder, an extension ladder and a step ladder positioned with astride steps.

Choosing the right ladder?
When choosing a combination ladder its influenced by material as well as safety and durability purposes. Mainly from lightweight aluminium that is endurance tested, the ladder is highly portable and the combination platform ladders are the top choice for working in stairwells. 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
Aluminium is favoured among homeowners for it reasonable price and lightness. Combination ladders made from aluminium are durable, but the legs can bend and the steps or rungs sometimes can sag. Professional tend not to use aluminium ladders as they are good conductors of electricity, which is dangerous. They may be cheap and light, but are not the first choice among professionals.

Fibreglass
Fibreglass combination 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
Loft access

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Description Price Number of Treads Stiles Material Number of Sections Tread Material Platform Height Open Length Weight Maximum Load
RS Stock No. 799-0682
BrandRS PRO
£680.46
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5 Fibreglass - - - 3.35 → 5.79m 20.9kg 150kg
RS Stock No. 799-0688
BrandRS PRO
£624.70
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4 Fibreglass - - - 2.74 → 4.57m 17.7kg 150kg