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Tricky Thresholds

Last updated on November 12th, 2019 at 10:09 am

Here at the Ramp Factory, one of our most common requests is for wheelchair ramps that can bridge door thresholds. This handy guide will give you a better idea of the factors you need to consider when choosing an access ramp that is up to the challenge of negotiating these common obstacles.

Getting your wheelchair or mobility scooter over a threshold can be a tricky business – there are so many different door designs to contend with, and often there are different floor heights on each side of the threshold. However, a bit of creative thinking can often save the day! Read on to see some of the original solutions we have come up with to get our customers in and out of their homes.

Mrs S was one of our customers whose interior floor level was higher than the ground level outside the door. Using the measurements she gave us, we were able to specify a combination of two of our wheelchair ramps (an economy folding ramp and a fixed threshold ramp), allowing her to safely and easily gain access to her front door.

Mr W had a similar problem to Mrs S in that the two floor levels were at different heights. In this instance, we needed a ramp that could clear his outside steps, as well as bridge the door threshold. We decided that one of our combination wheelchair channel ramps would be most suitable for his needs, as they are very light, versatile and portable.

Lucky Mr D was fortunate, in that the floor level on both sides of the threshold were the same. He was able to use one of our folding fibreglass threshold ramps, which simply forms a bridge over the door frame, allowing him to get out and enjoy his beautiful garden.

This is just a small selection of our creative solutions to common disability access challenges. If you would like more information about wheelchair threshold ramps, why not browse our extensive range of ramps, or give our friendly sales team a call?

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