Decking Ladder Stay Gadget

Discussion in 'Chit Chat & Introductions' started by SPCleaning, Mar 24, 2015.

Advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the UK Window Cleaning Forums.
    Starting or own a window cleaning business? We're a network of window cleaners sharing advice, tips & experience. Rounds for sale & more. Join us today!

  1. SPCleaning

    SPCleaning Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,324
    Likes Received:
    691
    Can some one tell me what the gadget is called that you can slide between the decking boards to prevent your ladder slipping. I need to get one soonest.

    Many thanks
     
    Advertisement
  2. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2014
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    257
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2014
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    257
    Is it one of those things I've shown in the picture trod down in the lawn? Not sure what they're called, I can take a look in the morning.
     
  4. SPCleaning

    SPCleaning Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,324
    Likes Received:
    691
    Thanks Danfire, I'm not sure what they are called either. I have a 'Ladder Stopper' which gets used from time to time on concrete etc but is not suitable on decking. I imagined it just slips between the boards and the ladder rests against it.
     
  5. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    20,811
    Likes Received:
    3,812
    An Ankalad maybe? :D
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
  6. Danfire

    Danfire Well-Known Member
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2014
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    257
    Those aluminium things on the picture that are spiked in behind the rubber stopper are designed to for decking or lawns. I use them when the deckings wet.
     
  7. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    20,811
    Likes Received:
    3,812
    Or just use an ankalad fitted on your ladder instead....much easier and safer than messing around with add on bits that may or may not work.
     
  8. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    20,811
    Likes Received:
    3,812
    I have done jobs on slippery decking safely where you could not use those bracket things. Yes the do lay decking not just width ways to the house but also long ways and even diagonal too.
    Not only that on peculiar (p ) shaped conservatories etc that you need to set the ladder at a different position to the gaps in the decking
     
  9. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Messages:
    20,811
    Likes Received:
    3,812
    Mind you I just used a microlite standoff resting it on a conservatory plastic roof before on slippery decking. Not ideal as the panel could break but it that also works if the ladder is set at the correct angle.

    Ladder spurs are also good to use at the bottom of the ladder but I prefer to use the ankalad on higher stuff.
     
  10. SPCleaning

    SPCleaning Guru
    Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,324
    Likes Received:
    691
    Ankalad leveller Smurf ? Does this just fit at the foot or is it a tripod type assembly?
     
Advertisement