Folding Wheelchair Ramps

How wide is a wheelchair ramp?

Wheelchair Ramps are provided in various widths, our standard folding wheelchair ramp is 720mm wide. The key is to check the width of your doorway to ensure the ramp will fit in the required door. In addition the width of the wheelchair needs to be checked to ensure the wheelchair will fit on the chosen ramp.

Can I rent a wheelchair ramp?

With wheelchair ramps available from £15.00 upwards, we do not rent wheelchair ramps. In addition, all of our ramps are provided with a 1 year warranty, this can only be provided on new ramps as we can ensure they are provided to you in perfect condition.

What is a portable wheelchair ramp?

Portable wheelchair ramps are designed to be used on a temporary basis. They are often folding or telescopic for ease of storage and transport. These ramps can be great for those who wish to travel or use the ramps on a variety of steps/thresholds.

How long does a wheelchair ramp need to be and what is the maximum slope of a ramp?

We recommend a minimum of a 1:6 gradient for manual wheelchair, 1:8 gradient for electric wheelchairs and scooters. A 1:12 gradient is recommended for modular ramp systems. Use our ramp calculator to assist with this.

Are portable wheelchairs safe? 

As long as portable ramps are used within the capacity stated for the ramp, for their recommended purpose (loading wheelchairs) and within the recommended load height they are safe to use. 

How much does it cost to build a wheelchair ramp? 

Portable wheelchair ramps, including Rubber Threshold Ramps which can be left in place, start from £15.00 + VAT upwards. 

What is a suitcase ramp?

A suitcase ramp is a folding portable wheelchair ramp which folds up as if it were a suitcase to allow the user to easily carry the ramp and use in alternative locations. 

Are wheelchair ramps suitable for manual and electric wheelchairs? 

Our standard folding ramps and our rubber threshold ramps are suitable for manual wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs and scooters. Channel ramps are only suitable for manual wheelchairs. If you are unsure please check the symbols on the product page which state which types of wheelchairs they are suitable for you, alternatively simply ask one of our advisers 

How much does an aluminium ramp cost? 

Our aluminium wheelchair ramps start at €60.00 + VAT 

Do I qualify for VAT exemption? 

Wheelchair Ramps can be purchased VAT exempt if you have a long term disabilty. Simply enter your full name (or the name of the person the ramp is for) and disability in the checkout box. If you are a charity, simply enter the charity name and number. 

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