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Buyer’s Guide – 5 key questions to ask before you buy a ladder

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A ladder is something you’ll trust your life to, so it’s important to make sure that you choose the right one for your needs. And whatever the job or role you have in mind, there are always a few key questions that you’ll want to ask yourself before you commit to a purchase. We’ve summed them up below in this ladder buyer’s guide, as well as a short explanation of why it’s important for you to ask them!

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Make sure you’re transporting your ladder safely!

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If you’re a professional tradesperson, transporting your ladder safely is arguably just as vital a skill as safely using it. Ladders that aren’t properly secured run the risk of suffering damage in transit, which could affect their integrity and safety to use. That’s not even to mention the risk they might pose to other road users, should they rattle about or even slip off the vehicle entirely when it’s on the road.

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Our Top Picks Of The Best Ladders For Electricians

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We supply to a broad range of sectors here at Browns Ladders, including both private and trade customers. Electricians are just one of the many specific types of professionals we cater to – and in fact, you don’t have to search too hard amongst our stock before you discover plenty of ladders for electricians! Here are just a few of our top favourites.

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Spring Clean Jobs – How To Clean Your Conservatory

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Now that we’re well into the spring, it’s likely that you’ll want your conservatory looking at its very best so that you can get the maximum usage and enjoyment out of it in the renewed sunshine. Just like any part of your house, this is going to involve putting an afternoon aside if you want to have the job well done – but trust us, it’s well worth it in the long run!

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How To Stay Safe When Undertaking Roofing Work

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One of the most important rules to bear in mind when looking at doing roofing work is that it is fundamentally not a job for amateurs. Even if it’s something as simple as adjusting a TV aerial, we’d still definitely recommend hiring a professional roofer, or another tradesman experienced in Work At Height regulations. A fall of just a few feet from the roof of a bungalow can have serious implications for your safety, and you should certainly never undertake work on a steep pitched roof without proper training. Trust us – when it comes to safety, we know what we’re talking about!

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What Ladder Height Do I Need For Cleaning My Guttering?

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Cleaning our guttering is one of those jobs that we all have to do from time to time, but like with all other household tasks that require working at height, it’s important to use the right ladder for the job! Here at Browns, our access equipment experts are often asked what height of ladder is best for cleaning gutters. Though obviously the answer can vary depending on the exact measurements of your home, the good news is that it’s easier to narrow down your list of potential purchases by following a couple of key rules. (Plus, we’ve got a few helpful suggestions of our own!)

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4 Reasons Why It’s Worth Investing In A Quality Ladder

investing in quality ladders

Everyone loves a good bargain. It’s a universal truth, and one we’re not averse to ourselves here at Browns Ladders! Having said that though, if there’s ever going to be a purchase that deserves spending a little extra, it’s definitely a ladder. Allow us to explain why it’s worth making a proper investment!

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We’re Officially Celebrating 70 Years In Business!

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At Browns Ladders, we’re proud to be one of the UK’s leading ladder retailers – a pretty impressive feat for a small family business originally started exactly 70 years ago. To celebrate, we’re taking a quick look back at our short history, and how our dedication to you, our customers, has moulded us into the business we are today.

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4 DIY Jobs You Can Do To Kickstart The New Year

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With the new year comes new beginnings, so it’s no wonder that January is often seen as a time for getting the house spruced up and ready for the year ahead. If you’re struggling to think of anything that might need doing, this week on the blog here at Browns we’ve taken the liberty of listing a couple of easy jobs you can do to kick off with – you might be surprised at how much difference it can make!

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How To Recognise The Hallmarks Of A Quality Roof Ladder

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Whether you’re a homeowner or professional, working on a roof is easily the most dangerous task you can do. Records from the Health and Safety Executive show that in the last few years, roofers accounted for around 24% of all those who are killed in accidents when working from height.

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