Ladders and safety atatchments for gutter cleaning?

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by adamangler, May 24, 2016.

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  1. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Looks like ive got a contract for a lettings agency which will include plenty of gutter work as well as window cleaning.

    Currently been avoiding gutters apart from bungalows as not keen on heights and tbf not had much demand for gutter anyway.

    I digress...What ladders should i buy and what attatchments will i need?, i want to be SAFE as im **** with heights

    cheers
     
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  2. Jimroot

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    What type of houses? Modern or period (higher)
     
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    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    mainly terraced, victorian i think, all student accommodation.
    some have the lower gutter with porch then gutters further up

    houses.jpg

    I would just buy a gutter vac but the guy says a lot have tiles that half cover the guttering so not sure whats best
     
  4. tench0771

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    tench0771 Grand Master
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    these are the tools i use to make life easer and safer but now i have my vac hardly ever use ladders on gutters now
     
  6. Jimroot

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    A good gutter vac set up with the camera and stuff will be much more costly and earn you less than a good ladder set up IMO

    Those houses look very hard to do without one though from the ground so I'd price the jobs to include your vac kit purchase and if the tile overhangs too much it doesn't get done waiver
     
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    u can get a nce cheep vac set up for under £1000 lee martin has some very good deals at bladerite
     
  8. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    how much are we talking for a good set of ladders with the stand off and that stabilizer ? £300 ?

    yes seen plenty of gutter vacs between 500-1000
     
  9. Jimroot

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    I'm doing about 70% jobs ladder, 20% ladder and vac, 10% vac only.

    About £400 new for ladder, brace and roof stand off

    With a vac only, there will be times you need to get up and do something so ladder is a must really, or be able to borrow one, to approach 100% completing jobs
     
  10. unit

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    I use a Gutter vac and purchased this a couple of months ago.
    Lyte Ladder Stand-Off Bracket.
    I used to put the ladder on the gutter but this is a lot more secure.
     
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