DIY becomes a way of life for many during the UK-Wide lockdown
Mar 24, 2021
As the nation becomes accustomed to spending more time at home once again, people are taking more notice of those home maintenance and renovation needs, tackling the once overlooked DIY jobs themselves.
Whether you’re a professional when it comes to home improvements, or are completely new to doing it yourself, DIY requires much more than just purchasing tools, paint and brushes. It is important to check before embarking on renovation projects that you have the correct tools to complete the job safely and effectively, as in some instances you may be better off investing in a ladder or an adjustable work platform.
Here’s our guide to completing DIY at home safely, and reducing the risk of accident or injury by selecting the correct equipment.
Ideal for painting and decorating – The Werner Linking Pro Platform
Whether you’re painting the whole house, or are just completing some minor touch ups, when it comes to decorating at home you may find that some areas are just too difficult to reach. The Linking Pro Platform’s unique design enables the linking of up to four platforms to create one extra-large, seamless and hardwearing work surface that allows you to keep working without the need for unnecessary adjustments.
Combined with platform’s wide opening Easy-Grab handle, this product is easy to manoeuvre – which is useful if you are working alone. And finally, it’s non-marring feet mean you can rest assured that the Linking Pro Platform will leave floors mark-free.
Ideal for hanging fixtures and fittings – The Werner Compact Aluminium Work Platform
If you’re looking to revamp your kitchen or rethink your living space, it’s always good to complement the space with a decorative mirror or feature painting. Rather than risk any accidents by standing on chairs or pieces of furniture, the Werner Compact Work Platform is the perfect tool for giving you a boost to hang those all-important finishing touches.
The lightweight nature of the aluminium platform, which weighs less than 10kg, makes this a convenient and practical aid that folds for easy storage, so you can put it away and just get it out when you need it for hanging items, or for dusting them once you’ve done so. Its non-slip surface will provide security when you’re lifting and fitting heavier items at height, with a working from height dimension of 2.25 metres.
Ideal for those exterior jobs and outdoor maintenance – The Werner Adjustable Pro Platform
If your continuing your handy-work outside, then don’t compromise your safety by not supporting yourself carefully. The 79023 Werner Adjustable Pro Platform provides a longer working area, so you’ll have plenty of space for secure movement without overreaching or repositioning yourself.
The platform has a load capacity of 136kg and a height of up to 0.76m, which means that you can work up to around 2.51m with your tools by your side. Its compact design and height adjustable legs makes it perfect for accessing those just out of reach areas and different hedge heights, as it can be configured to 10 different height positions with one handed adjustment and locking.
Designed with manoeuvrability in mind, the Werner Adjustable Pro Platform has dual self-locking legs that can be adjusted to provide an even and safe surface, and can even be used on stairwells.
So, whether you’re hanging baskets, painting the garden fence or trimming a tall hedge, this platform is ideal for completing both home and garden maintenance tasks. And when you’ve finished, you can fold it completely flat thanks to its slim fold dual locking legs, ready to be stored in a garage or shed.
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