Starting a window cleaning business - Equipment you need, suppliers to use and trade organisations to join, etc.
LADDERS & ladders
Posted by surreymac (surreymac), 18 January 2004 HI guys,as a new window cleaner (starting soon)i want to make sure what ladders i should get,i like the wooden pointers,do i need to get a pointer and also one that extend..thx mac
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 18 January 2004Hi Mac
I would not want to be without a small point or an A frame extension ladder. They can be bought from
Hope this helps
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 18 January 2004
Forgot to say if it is normal house height you are going to do the sizes i use are
You will see them on the website i gave
Posted by g_griffin (g_griffin), 18 January 2004Wooden of course eh, Steve .
I`ve been considering getting some myself when I get the money (something always comes up). These cold mornings have swayed me towards the wooden but how wide is the point at the top and would it fit on narrow frames.
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 18 January 2004Hi Gerry
Yes the point will fit on any frame. If you have not been using A frames up to now you will wonder how you got along without them Yes all mine are wood because i feel safer and warmer in the winter on them but their are fours and against with both.
Posted by surreymac (surreymac), 18 January 2004thank steve,i had a look at ladders999.and they seem like to right ladders for the job.mac
Posted by pdhanson (Silly Philly), 23 January 2004Ladders999 is the website of Lansford Access.
Lansford sell Titan ladders under their own brand, it is cheaper to get them directly from Titan.
You'd save about £100 that way (or so I found out yesterday from a friend. Made me rather sick as I just paid full price for mine)
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 23 January 2004Hi Silly
Where is Titan Ladders based Have they got a website
Posted by pdhanson (Silly Philly), 23 January 2004They are in Bristol, Their website is:
Here's a quote from their website:
"Titan Ladders, a private limited company, occupies a 2 acre site south of Bristol where it manufactures and supplies the widest and most comprehensive range of ladders available in the United Kingdom."
What's even more sickening, is that I live in Bristol, so it would have been no trouble to get them direct!
Oh well, nevermind!
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 23 January 2004Thanks Silly,
Shame they dont show prices on their website but i will give them a call Monday and find out prices. Did you buy wood or aluminium ladders
Posted by pdhanson (Silly Philly), 23 January 2004I bought 3 section alloy trade duty ladders from Lansford.
ELT335 on the "alloy ladders" page of www.ladders999.co.uk
They are not pointers.
A friend of mine got exactly the same ladders £100 cheaper from the factory.
Posted by STEVE71163 (Steve Lowe), 23 January 2004Crikey, I will get a price list Monday because i have got a friend looking to replace ladders soon.
Posted by pdhanson (Silly Philly), 23 January 2004You have to be careful with 3 section ladders. †For window cleaning, you have to have ones that can be seperated.
With the lansford, and titan you can seperate them and only use 2 of the three sections easily. †With some cheaper ones, you cant seperate them. †This is v important as most of the time you dont need the 3rd section, and if you leave it attached you'll break your back carrying them. †Its a real killer.
Make absolutely sure they can be before ordering, as this is something the ladder people think doesnt matter much and will go "er, yeah probly".
Posted by stevekennedy (stevekennedy), 24 January 2004Looking for cheap titan alu ladders? Try www.screwfix.co.uk I got mine (3.5 double trade 2) for £99 inc VAT and delivery. Very quick service. Worth a look.
Posted by g_griffin (g_griffin), 25 January 2004I presume you can seperate double section pointers.
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