Last updated on October 18th, 2019 at 11:32 am
It can be an overwhelming business, choosing a wheelchair ramp that best suits your needs, as there are a lot of aspects to consider and a lot of ramps to choose from. This guide should help you to decide which type of ramp that you need, based on a number of considerations.
The first question to consider is:
1. What do you need the ramp for?
Do you need a portable wheelchair ramp or a permanent one? Are you using it to access a house or a car? Where will you be storing your portable wheelchair ramp? Do you need a wheelchair ramp or mobility scooter ramp.
Common uses for our wheelchair ramps include:
• Loading mobility scooters or wheelchairs into vehicles
• Bridging door thresholds
• Interior access within the home – such as getting from the garage to the back door
• Accessing the garden.
Other ramp features it is worth considering might be:
• Do you want a folding wheelchair ramp, which will allow you to transport, move and store it easily?
• Is price is the deciding factor? In which case, you may want to browse our Economy range of wheelchair ramps.
• What is the weight of the ramp? If you will be moving it around a lot, then our fibreglass ramps threshold ramps are extremely lightweight and manoeuvrable.
The next consideration that you need to take into account is:
The single most important question you need to answer in order to make sure that you get the right ramp is:
What is your load height?
The ‘load height’ is the vertical rise from ground level to the top of the threshold that you are bridging.
The load height will determine the length of your ramp, as the ramp will need to be at least 6 times longer than the load height (so take your load height and multiply it by 6 to get the ramp length). This is to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act and Part M of the Building Regulations regarding portable wheelchair ramps. (If you are looking to specify a semi-permanent, or modular wheelchair ramp then please contact us directly for more information).
Have a browse!
Have a browse around our website and choose from our extensive range of portable wheelchair ramps. There is also a lot of information that can be found at the bottom section of this website. If you have any questions, or would like some more information then please feel free to get in touch.