Agree, often cheaper than Screwfix for non branded kit, but worse quality.
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Not kidding you: I almost did when I had to climb up to my first floor window to get back in home, after forgetting the door keys! (Very valuable lesson learnt there about checking keys before slamming door shut!) as I said you wouldn’t want to do that frequently. It’s acceptable for emergency use like the above. the flexing is actually more on the telescopic sections because, by its very design, each section cannot be long, so there will be afew degrees of flex when you have a persons weight on it when propped up at the 1:4 ratio (1m horizontal from wall for every 4m height
The hinge point looks worrying - I'd brick myself if it started to flex
I’ve got one of these telescopic ladders, at 5m from a cheap supplier on Amazon about £80 back then, now ticked up in priced to £100 Doesn’t claim to be “aerospace grade aluminium” as per model here, but it works and is amazing to store it in a small garden storage. I use it most as A-ladder style. The steps are rather narrow, so you won’t enjoy using them with thin soles shoes as it’ll dig into feet soon. when used as a long ladder, there’s ALOT of flex and sometimes it can get scary climbing so high! That’s just how it’s designed because of the telescopic concept. It’s still strong, but it would never compare to those who have to use ladders regularly and need that consistent reassurance
I've been trying to get one of these for a few weeks (Home Bargains near here don't sell any). I've been using it around mum's garden (to sit on) and my niece left hers behind a while, before taking it back (she uses it for beauty appointments usually). I bought a similar one from Amazon Warehouse and actually LOL-ed when it arrived as it was so tiny (it was half the size of the adult one, for kids). My brother stood on his fitting curtains and you can imagine what happened - the thing splintered into bits, he's lucky he didn't hurt himself. I still wouldn't recommend standing on the adult size/Kirkton House one, even though the instructions tell you you can. (You can also get these stools in Blue, for some reason Aldi don't have a picture of it on their website).
I don’t get why this is a deal, as others have said these are £2.99 in home bargains all year long (and £3.99 in B&M home bargains)
I bought one from Aldi the last time they had them. some of the plastic snapped off making it useless straight away. I bought the same style before from CPC Farnell. they are solid compared to the Aldi ones.
£2.99 in Home Bargains (which for me is next door to Aldi). But still a good deal at Aldi.
some are made that way nothing better to do in life but ...
If its just a normal lift up and slide over out of the way type hatch then what I did was use a few bits of timber acting as spacers to raise the ladder up a few inches from the joist. That gave me enough wriggle room that meant the end of the ladder legs weren't lying on top of the hatch and by tilting the hatch as I lifted it I could open it no issue.
Install the ladder so that it is attached on the opposite side of the hatch hinges? The ladder itself would lie in the loft (away from the hatch opening)
Any tips for a lift hatch that goes up?
I'll add another point for the Screwfix one any day over the Abru one in Argos... the Screwfix one is an even better (I just changed my old 2 section for the Screwfix 3 section, one because it stores in less space in the loft) but also because it's exactly the same one that is in B&Q... BUT in B&Q it costs 60 quid!
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i found it similar to other ladders main thing is the awkward shape due to the stabilizers protruding on either side.
Is this heavy compared to other similar ladders if you don't account for the flat platform pieces not all include? I got one for myself; trying to work out if to get this for my my mum who was after one, or if a more expensive one might be better if it'll be noticably lighter.
Bought this last time it was posted. Great versatile ladder/platform. Used it loads already!
Maximum platform working height 3.12m? Doesnt look like that
I'm thinking the exact same thing
Or he’s painting a toy garage (also sold at Aldi) using a paint brush (also sold at Aldi)
As I understand DSR (actually now in new legislation) you get the whole of your purchase price back, including delivery, but you have to pay to return it. I've no idea what that costs, or whether you can return it to a store.
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Buy again and when you get to Screwfix return it against your old order number for a refund of the difference. They have a great flexible returns policy that during covid is longer than their usual 30 days.
Just picked it up. Anything but flimsy or wobbly. I bought it to replace a very heavy indoor combination ladder. I was surprised to find this McAllister is not that much lighter (I was actually hoping for lighter as my days of carting a ladder up and down the stairs are nearing an end). Its sturdy and solid and if used sensibly it should prove safe. Bargain in my book.
I bought this exact model a few weeks ago for £43.99, and I’m very happy with it, for my home DIY requirements. It’s much more solid than my old stepladders. It’s a flexible strap between the two legs rather than a rigid metal brace, but the top step/platform snaps into place and holds the two legs in a fixed position. At this new price, it’s a bargain.
this one is £54. looks good to me ! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Werner-Aluminium-Loft-Ladder-3-Section/293305353930?epid=17034762378&hash=item444a5c86ca:g:VuYAAOSwyuVd92Z7#rwid
Hinge mechanism looks a bit flimsy, unless someone can say otherwise?
The size of that loft entrance in the picture gives me Cleithrophobia anxiety (shock)
I've had a two piece be one in my house for 10 years, whilst in the past few weeks have been seen two wooden ones with snapped (and repaired) sides on Facebook marketplace. Houses for courses. Ordered one of these for my new house.
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Handy Step Stool 3 Tread SWH 2.43m - £16.98 + free Click and Collect only @ Toolstation£16.98Toolstation Deals
Was looking for one of these. Great price I thought. “With a top step of 0.68m, this grey steel-framed stepstool is a convenient and practical way to accessing those just out of … Read more
I ordered one from tool station on eBay - free delivery and same price. Not sure if they have any left though
I actually prefer the far heavier steel ones like this than the alloy ones...... don't leave this type outside as it will rust badly. The ally ones can stay outside if needed ;) 2 tread at £14.98 is all you need for decorating modern low ceiling height walls or access top of cupboards. 25% off is very good. 3 step steel (looks the same) in white at Argos for £20.
This is very good. I've gotten one the other day. Use it more often than I've thought
Due to it flexing or the fast closing -watch your fingers bit after use? A ladder standoff/stay should help for the flex issue. Getting the angle correct is very important too. 75 Degrees is what is usually required - 1 metre out for every 4 metres of height. Can tie off the ladder to a wall to stop potential ladder slipping (need to drill particular bolts into the wall though) and also using things like laddermats or alternatives for uneven or sloping ground.
Me too. More crafty business practices by the evil Amazon. I've stopped buying from them. Out and Gone.
I had one of those telescopic ladders, wow great idea, but so so dangerous. IMO don't go over 2-3 metres, unless you can find a super special safe one with 'real' approvals and markings.
The Reviews on the Amazon listing seem to be for a different product than the item - they are for a concertina ladder. There isn't even one of those in the multiple options on the listing (confused)