HOMES Do the DIY ba­sics

If you want to start im­prov­ing your home this spring, en­sure you get the lit­tle things right be­cause they’re the ba­sis for ev­ery­thing else, writes

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

with straps or ropes and clips or hooks, en­sur­ing they’re an­chored to some­thing im­mov­able, or put some­thing re­ally heavy against the bot­tom of the lad­der so it can’t move. If you can get some­one to hold the lad­der while you’re up it, even bet­ter. Ex­ten­sion lad­ders can be par­tic­u­larly dan­ger­ous on ‘shiny’ floors, such as tiles or floor­boards with a gloss fin­ish – I know some­one whose un­se­cured lad­der slipped on a wooden floor, caus­ing him to be hos­pi­talised.

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