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Doing never ending home improvements I was always hassling my mates for tools. One item I was constantly borrowing was a ladder. My friends became annoyed with me for always asking and I became annoyed for always having to wait until I could borrow one. Due to this I decided to but myself one. After searching around I decided to get myself the Zarges Industrial Single Aluminium Ladder 7-24 Rungs ZAR41550 10 Rung. The ladder is made of aluminium and has a metallic colour. It is just over 3 metres high which is perfect for me to get onto my garage and tend to my guttering. I live in a bungalow so anyone with a two storey house will need a larger ladder to reach the guttering. The ladder is very light weight at only 5.3 kg but despite being light it is very strong and sturdy to stand on. You do get a bit of a flex in the middle but you feel safe and comfortable. The ladder has 10 strong rungs to climb up with a width of 35 cm. This allows ample space to manoeuvre up the ladder. At the end of the ladder there are Replaceable 2-component plastic end caps. These end caps are great as they prevent the ladder from sliding and again make you feel safe. The only improvement for me would be if the ladder could fold away. This would assist in storage. Although being so lightweight it happily sits across the wall in my garage and is easy to lift and get access to. For the ladder I paid £72.25 from Toolbox.co.uk. I get plenty of use out of it and it still is as sturdy and useful as ever. There are no signs of rust or weakening and I expect to continually use for many more years. I did a quick check on Toolbox.co.uk and it is currently on offer for £62.65 which is a great price for such a convenient tool.
The flexible lightweight ladder / Very light but still extremely stable / Replaceable 2-component plastic end caps ensure positioning with out risk of slipping and at the same time provide firm seating in the stile / ZARGES high strength quality triple formed connection between rungs and stiles / Rungs and stiles made from extruded aluminium section / 30 mm rung / Outside width: 350 mm / Standard: EN 131 No. of rungs10 Length (m) 3.05 Stile depth (mm)58 Weight (kg) 5.3