Wheelchair Ramp Length Calculator

Use our length calculator to help calculate the right size ramp for your needs.

Wheelchair Ramp Length Calculator

How to choose the right length wheelchair ramp

It is always best to choose the longest ramp possible for the available space as this will provide a lesser gradient which is safer and easier to access for wheelchairs and scooters. When choosing your ramp you should also take into consideration your ability to lift, store and move the ramp.

For portable ramps we would recommend a ramp 6-8 times the height as this will provide comfortable, assisted access. It is common practice to choose 8 times the height for powerchair and scooter access.

Are there any regulations on gradient?

There are regulatory guidelines surrounding permanent ramps which suggest a 1:15 gradient e.g. 15 inches of length for every inch of rise. This however is not always practical or possible for portable ramps. In this case, most only achieve a 1:6 gradient because of space restrictions.