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    I'm looking for recommendations please, for one of those ladders that comes in pieces and can be assembled as a stepladder, stair ladder or a scaffold platform. Any recommendations of brand, how much should I pay?

    Some of them seem to have hinges that lock in position and look a bit breakable. Others have clips to connect the sections.

    Would like the stepladder configuration to be quite tall, as I already have a short one.

    Any advice? Thanks!
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2018
     
    This one is good, choices of heights https://goo.gl/images/hhPkVm
    • CommentAuthorGreenTrev
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2018
     
    I'd also be interested in something like this. Though @tony, anything like that in the UK?
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2018
     
    A friend of mine has one so thee must be and it is good
    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2018 edited
     
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2018
     
    I have one of the type Tony suggested (sorry, don't remember where I bought it). Those type of hinges seem to be pretty strong and reliable as long as you double check that the lock has engaged each time. The metal plates that came with it to form a platform are pretty flimsy and on the odd occasion we've used it like that I used a scaffolding plank instead. The extended feet make it very stable. It tends to get used instead of a stepladder or a regular ladder, whenever it is tall enough and I want to be sure of my footing.
    • CommentAuthorRex
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2018
     
    Tony's suggestion is brilliant. I have an earlier model (The Big Little Ladder) It is surprisingly heavy to carry around, but does the job and feels strong and safe.

    Have to admit that I reluctantly bought one of those telescopic ladders from Lidl. As expected, feels a bit flimsy, but does the job and fits easily in the car.

    But the best I have bought and only wish I had done so years ago is a Niwaki Tripod ladders (https://www.niwaki.com/store/tripod-ladders/) So incredibly stable and easy to work near the top without feeling it is unstable. Brilliant, worth every penny and amazingly light.
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