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Ladder for garden wall

Hi. Hoping for some advice. We have a walled garden, the rear wall is 12' high and at the top there's a 6' deep shelf/mezzanine which we'd like to access and make use of. 

It's a small garden so building steps might take up too much room, but I'm thinking about a storeable/stackable ladder as a solution. I wondered about a loft ladder (the concrete wall is about a foot deep, so could secure something to this). Otherwise I could just buy a cheap ladder that stacks and store it when it's out of use. Has anyone got any ideas or examples on how they've approached something like this? 




  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,957

    Depends how nimble you are Mark - there's been a time when I'd have been happy with a rope ladder, but nowadays I'd like a set of sturdy wooden steps and a hand rail. 



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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,843

    Any removable ladder stashed outside may prove useful to thieves for accessing your property.  i'd go for a set of permanent steps, well attached to the mezzanine and ground. Paint them, stain them, put pots on one side if wide enough and make it a decorative feature.

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  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,723
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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