Disabled Wheelchair Accessible Ramps

 

Wheelchair Ramps come in a wide range of sizes and styles that offer different functionality. While the main goal of a ramp is to allow disabled or people in wheelchairs to access in and out of their property. Simple way of making life just a little easier.

 

The following is a list of ramps that are appropriate for home and Business use.

 

1) Aluminum Wheelchair Ramps

 

Aluminum Modular Ramps are ideal for both commercial and residential areas that require longer runs for going up more than a few stairs.

Aluminum ramps They offer many advantages over other types of ramps. These typically come in standard modules that fit together in configurations that work for most homes. Aluminum is strong and lightweight and no maintenance. It is great for permanent or semi-permanent installations as it can be easily disassembled, moved or reinstalled in a new location. Aluminum ramps also require no building permit, since they are not permanently attached to the building. Aluminum ramps require a special non-slip walking surface especially in wet or snowy climates. Aluminum ramps can be easily adjusted if the ground underneath heaves or settles.

 
                   
 

2) Timble Ramps

 

Timber decking ramps are a form of ramp for home or business accessibility that look great if the blend of timber is in keeping with your home. A timber ramp works best when creating a larger deck area on the rear of the house and is useful if there is enough space to create the correct gradient to give easy access into the property form the garden level. To add a larger deck or sitting area near the doorway. You can also create access into  a front porch using timber with a smaller landing platform.Wood ramps require a building permit and must be built from scratch (as opposed to aluminum ramps which have pre-built modular components). Wood ramps can not be removed and reassembled at a new location. Wood ramps are difficult to adjust in the event of the ground under the supports settling or heaving.

 
 
 
 
 

 3) Portable ramps

 

They are light and easy to transport and can be used to travel easily over thresholds, curbs, and a few stairs. Some portable ramps can also be used with vehicles to enable easy in-and-out access. This type is typically for a small rise, for vehicle access, for use in multiple locations, for temporary disabilities or to allow access to the homes of relatives, while on a trip or for access to non-compliant public places.

 
 
  
 

4) Concrete paving - block paved ramps

Concrete is the most expensive ramp option available. It is also the strongest and the most permanent. Concrete ramps can easily have excellent non-slip surfaces built in during construction. Concrete ramps require specialized installation and building permits. Concrete ramps are extremely difficult to adjust or reconfigure after they are installed. 



5) Threshold Ramp /Roll-up ramps


They are light and easy to transport and can be used to travel easily over thresholds, curbs, and a few stairs. Some portable ramps can also be used with vehicles to enable easy in-and-out access.


Any ramp will become dangerous when wet so a handrail or balustrade is always advisable or when covered with leaves, ice, or snow, if ice or snow its always advisable to have a stock of rock salty available. The type of slip resistance that can be incorporated will depend on the selection and installation of construction materials, the ramp finish, and ramp maintenance.




Here is below an example of our Disabled Accessible Ramp work using block paving drivesys original cobble: