Aluminium Ladders

Over the years Aluminium Ladders have become an essential part of our lives.

They are hard waring, cost-effective, safe, versatile, and resistant to damage from the elements, making them a favourite for both domestic and professional uses alike.

But how did this trusty piece of equipment so essential to our everyday lives first come into being?

The History of Aluminium Ladders

Widespread use of aluminium did not occur until the early years of the 19th century. By the end of the 19th century, aluminium came into wide use as a building material all over the world. The dome of the Chief Secretary’s building in Sydney, Australia is made from aluminium, as is the apex of the Washington Monument in the US. This set the stage for the transformation of this versatile material into highly functional and durable aluminium ladders.

In the 1930s, a fire department located in Norway asked ALCOA, the Aluminium Company of America, whether there was an alternative to the heavy and bulky timber extension ladders that they were using. They needed a type of ladder that was more reliable and easier to handle and manoeuvre. In addition, an innovative, more efficient, and useful ladder design was needed by business, industry and DIY users.

What are the benefits of Aluminium Ladders?

  • Aluminium ladders are not susceptible to fire.
  • Aluminium is not affected by fire or insect damage.
  • Aluminium is water resistant and is not likely to crack or warp.
  • Aluminium ladders will never rust or corrode, although it may develop some minor pitting on the surface.
  • Aluminium does not rot or weaken the way wood does when exposed to the elements. This means the ladder can be stored outdoors with no problem.
  • Aluminium Ladders also are an earth-friendly, environmentally sound choice, because aluminium is the 3rd most abundant element and can be recycled quite easily.
  • Light weight, making aluminium ladders ideal for a myriad of commercial and domestic uses. (Because it is light it can be handled by a single person, including women and older children)

It’s important to note that aluminium will conduct an electric current, so it’s wise to choose a timber or fibreglass ladder for work around electrical sources.

At Dreymar Industrial we offer a wide range of aluminium ladders an cater for both household and professional use. Our ladder range includes the following:

Our sales team is on hand to assist you in selecting the right ladder for your needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.