ALUMINIUM TOWERS AND LADDERS
WHY CHOOSE ALUMINIUM SCAFFOLD TOWERS AND LADDERS?
Since the early nineteenth century aluminium has steadily risen in popularity and today, it is the second most popular material to be used in building, just after steel. This popularity of aluminium is down to its lightweight properties, durability, corrosion resistance and recyclability.
If you’ve ever struggled under the weight of a regular, wooden ladder you’ll understand the importance of easily transportable, lightweight and stable ladders to finish your tasks with ease and without straining your body in the process.
If you don’t already use lightweight and durable aluminium ladders or towers make the switch today to save yourself precious time, energy and money.
THE BEST FEATURES OF ALUMINIUM
Whatever type of ladder or tower you use to carry out your task, whether it is a step ladder, extension ladder, a multi-purpose platform ladder or a scaffold tower, aluminium is the best option for a number of reasons.
Aluminium is resistant to rust and corrosion. Where timber ladders require a certain level of upkeep, and cannot be left outdoors as they are susceptible to rot and decay, aluminium ladders and towers can be stored outdoors all year round, rain or shine!
Aluminium is a much lighter material than timber or glass fibre. Ladders made from timber and fibre glass also have a tendency to split or crack under heavy loads. Aluminium is a cheaper alternative to fibre glass or timber ladders, it will last much longer and, although it is metal, it will not rust.
Aluminium, when alloyed with other metals also becomes even stronger, your aluminium can be left outside without the worry of corrosion as it does not react with other metals it comes into contact with.
Aluminium is non-toxic, which is why you will often find it is commonly used for cooking utensils, pans, plates, not to mention in foil form, used to protect and store perishable foods.
Aluminium ladders and scaffold towers are a durable, lightweight, recyclable and corrosion resistant choice. Contact UK Towers and Ladders to order your high-quality aluminium towers and ladders today.
THE RISE OF ALUMINIUM
Aluminium only emerged as a common material in the early nineteenth century. Prior to this, the lengthy process required to extract large quantities of aluminium from ores meant it was much harder to come by, and was even considered more valuable than gold!
Emperor Napoleon III was so intrigued by the metal that he commissioned French chemist Henri Sainte-Claire Deville to study and produce aluminium, in the hopes that he could produce lightweight weapons and armour for his army. A limited supply of helmets was produced but due to the cost of refining the metal, Napoleon’s dream of aluminium armour and weaponry failed.
Instead, it is rumoured that Napoleon settled for melting down the metal and pressing it into cutlery and plates. The use of aluminium dinnerware was reserved for the highest rank, while other guests made do with the lesser material, gold!