Wheelchair Bridge Ramps

Are they suitable for electric wheelchairs & mobility scooters?

We do not recommend bridge ramps for electric wheelchairs or mobility scooters as they tend to have very low ground clearance & a long wheelbase which means as they cross the underside catches & they can become stuck on the ramp. If you have a mobility scooter or electric wheelchair we would recommend a rubber threshold ramp on either side of the door. 

How wide are they?

Most of our bridge ramps are about 70cm wide so that they are narrow enough to fit in door frames but still wide enough for a manual wheelchair.

Can they be used on uneven rises?

We recommend bridge ramps for even heights otherwise one ramp will be steeper than the other which is not comfortable to cross & could cause the ramp to move during use.

For this situation you can use either a <href="https://www.theramppeople.ie/folding-drive-in-ramp-up-to-150mm-load-height">drive in ramp. Alternatively you can place a rubber threshold ramp on either side of the doorway. 

How can I ensure the ramp does not come into contact with the threshold? 

Bridge ramps do flex and may come into contact with the threshold, we would recommend checking your doorway is suitable prior to use. 

Can I leave the ramp in place?

As the ramp is placed in the doorway, you will be unable to close the door while the ramp is in place. Our adjustable threshold ramp with entry plate kit or folding drive in ramps can be left in place as it has a fold-up tail which can be moved to allow the door to close.

How can I purchase the rubber threshold ramp VAT exempt?

Yes, all of our wheelchair ramps can be purchased VAT exempt. VAT exemption is available if you are disabled or you are purchasing on behalf of someone on is disabled, for example a friend or family member. Charities can also purchase VAT exempt. At the checkout stage there is a VAT exemption box, we simply require the name of the person the ramp is for and disability. If this is for a charity, please provide the charity name and charity number.