Multi Function Folding Step Ladder with Platform

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About this product


  • Easy to store and transport when folded
  • Can be configured for multiple uses
  • Supplied with interlocking, non-slip platform for added versatility

Product overview

  • Easy to store and transport - measures only 98 x 38 x 28cm when folded
  • Can be configured for use as a step ladder, extension ladder, stair ladder, work platform or even as a workbench
  • Supplied with interlocking, non-slip platform for added versatility
  • Stabilisers with rubber feet for additional grip and stability on the floor
  • Tested to European Safety standard EN131
  • Maximum load: 150kg
  • Weight of ladder: 12.2kg (weight including planks 16.5kg)
  • Ladder has a total of 12 steps and overall height when fully extended of 3.56m

This multi-function ladder is ideal for accessing lofts, cleaning windows, interior and exterior painting and decorating, garden work amongst other things. It can be used in various configurations – as a step ladder, extension ladder, loft ladder, work platform and much, much more making it truly versatile. It is suitable for the DIYer and light trade use alike. Compact and completely portable at just 98 cm when folded, it extends fully up to 3.56 m.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from It feels very secure and is very well-made. Like others have said, it's worth taking a bit of time to get used to how it works, and then before climbing, check that the catches are securely in place. I got this ladder to clean out the guttering on a conservatory roof, and it's a lot easier than the very light extension ladder I currently have, because you can walk along it - so you don't have to continually move it about or risk leaning too far to the side. You can also put a bucket on the platform and as long as you are careful, it's very safe. Good height when used as a single ladder too. A really excellent purchase.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I agree with all the positive comments but one word of caution: it is important for the join between the two thin steel platforms to be over one of the struts of the ladder otherwise the join comes apart when you tread on it. Unfortunately the panels are about 1 cm longer than they need to be for them to clip into place and automatically ensure such alignment. I solved the problem by using 6 cable ties through the holes in the panel and around the struts, which is fine for me because I mainly want to use it as a platform, but it would be preferable if the manufacturer got it right in the first place.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When folded up this ladder has a small footprint and stands at around meter high. It is compact and easy to store. I have found that It is very sturdy in all of the configurations possible. The joints of the ladder are very well engineered and are strong enough to have complete confidence when used as a platform. The steel planks for use when in platform configuration are brilliant and the fact that they are included at this price is amazing since another similar ladder I looked at cost twice as much and didn't have them. The ladder is fairly heavy when changing configurations but resting on its side on the floor gets around this with little fuss. I have used this many times and am very happy with it.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Although mostly well constructed I found the following problems and will be returning the item. Platform insecure ?????? If the instructions are followed the platform can move laterally by up to 10mm and side to side by a few mm. Assembled Legs leave gap to ladder which causes instability, the ladder rotating slightly around screws. Lock mechanism is unclear. When apparently locked one side of the tab was part way between locked & unlocked whereas the other side was hard against the locked sign. Is this locked or not? Maplin should publish the warning sheet in the specification as there are an awful lot of these warnings. I wouldn??????t have bought the item if I had seen these.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have used this product for 5 months and it is standing up to wear and tear very well. A few points of note though. Be careful to read the instructions before experimenting. I let a section close on my fingers when trying it out with the result that I needed stitches. And the platform configuration is a bit too high for ceiling painting in a normal height room. But it is a ladder that is strong and stable. And it just adapts to a whole range of uses. I have taken mine to Spain and am about to buy another.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I received his product within a day of ordering it excellent service. The ladder was perfect for what I wanted and much more. I had only recently been looking for a ladder and this one is much better than a standard ladder, proving excellent with the decorating task I carried out. I would recommend it to anyone, but make sure you follow the instructions, and experiment with it, to get used to it, before you use it.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recently purchased this item after I was informed by a friend after they visited Maplins & thought I would like one of these. I looked online & firstly was amazed at the price of this Multi Ladder compared to others available elsewhere online such as a certain well known bidders site, much more expensive on there & some are not even complete, some are also damaged. Other online retailers sell a similar Ladder & it doesn't contain the Platform Plates as this Maplins one does & are very much more expensive. This product is great & easy to use, the instructions are good but for me it is just common sense when using this item, setting up is very easy & straight forward & can be easily completed by any novice. I am extremely happy with this purchase if there was one gripe it would be that delivery for me when I order from Maplins online delivery always takes around a week from placing my order so if your not in a huge hurry order online or you can go to a local store to collect yourself. I would recommend this product 100% & Maplins too as the item is hard to beat on price, exceptional value all round, very pleased with the product.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't really go out my way to review things unless they are either really bad or exceptionally good. I was just browsing my local store when I spotted this ladder on display. A member of staff kindly demonstrated all the variations how the ladder could be used. On the online description there is not a picture of the ladder in a /\ shape. The ladder can be used as a normal step ladder too by putting it into the /\ shape. It folds up and will fit in most car boots. It fitted very nicely in a Peugeot 407 saloon boot, leaving plenty of room for other things. I purchased this ladder when it was on offer. If you are into DIY or just for general home maintenance, this ladder is FANTASTIC! I cannot express how good it is. You can store it once it's folded in the cupboard under the stairs. It is very sturdy and felt safe when I used it. Buy one, you won't regret it.
Date published: 2014-11-18
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Fully extended length: 356 cm
Scaffold height: 98 cm
Space between steps: 29 cm
Step ladder height: 173 cm
Width: 38 cm
Weight of ladder: 12.2 kg
Maximum load: 150 kg

I bough this ladder yesterday, and the manual instruction has all page stick to each other. Could you send me a pdf version of the instructions? Regards

Asked by: Maribel
Unfortunately we do not have a PDF version of these instructions available for download.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-07-18

Can you tell me the make of this ladder please ?

Asked by: John
The item is Maplin branded.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-10

Hi I've recently purchased one of these ladders in a bigger version but not from yourselves... There a U-Shaped plastic inserts that the bigger feet fit into 4 in total. 2 of mine are broken are you able to get replacements or know somewhere you can?

Asked by: Rob147
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-09

what is the max weight for person on platform

Asked by: barry
The MAXIMUM LOAD for the ladders is clearly indicated on the listing. Maximum load: 150 kg Please be advised this would include the person and anything they are carrying. 150 kg MAXIMUM
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-12-28

I am looking for a free standing ladder for access to my loft wich is 8ft 6in high can the ladder be adjusted to something like 9ft because when fully extended it will be to long and if so haw long will it take to adjust. ? Thank you Gary.

Asked by: Gary 777
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-11-19

How do you use this as a stair ladder

Asked by: Marymac
The ladders can be used in a variety of configurations and shapes. How and where you utilise them is your choice but I would always recommend you work safely. If you are unsure of the correct operation in any given environment or usage then I would advise using a web browser to search for one of the many explanatory videos available online, these not only highlight the versatility of these types of ladders but give examples of usage for certain tasks and explain safe operation whilst executing those tasks.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-11-04

It says it can be used as a stair ladder, but none of the photos shows how this can be done. Please confirm if this ladder can be balanced when placed on stairs.

Asked by: Brian
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-10-01

Instructions weather damaged from display position. .pdf required, please. 

Asked by: Anonymous
We have requested a digital version of the manual from the manufacturer, once we have a response we will update this answer.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-08-22
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