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How To Prepare Your Access Ramp For Winter

The effects of winter can have serious effects on the quality of access ramps. Aside from causing structural damage, the accumulation of water and ice can make the surface of a ramp very slippery, which can cause accidents. Since most access ramps are used by individuals with mobility issues, such as senior citizens and people [...]


A Guide To DDA and AS Compliant Accessibility Ramps [Updated]

Disability Discrimination Act Guidelines As required by the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), all public places should be accessible to people with disabilities. This means that places open to the public, such as government offices, parks, hospitals, schools, and commercial establishments, should have properly built ramps installed. Australian Standards Guidelines The Australian Standards (AS) sets the [...]


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How to Maintain 3 Types of Residential Ramps during the Winter Season

Wheelchair and other accessibility ramps can react differently to weather elements depending on the materials that they’re made of. During the cold and the winter season, the accumulation of ice, snow, and rainwater can affect the overall quality of a ramp. Aside from making it slippery, it can also damage the ramp’s structure, which can [...]


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Difference Between Residential And Commercial Wheelchair Ramps

Accessibility ramps are generally used in two types of locations: residential and commercial. Their main purpose is to help individuals with mobility issues access places they want to visit, such as certain sections of a house or an establishment that’s open to the public. Although both have similar general designs, ramps used in these settings [...]


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3 Important Factors when choosing an Access Ramp For Your Business

Access ramps are engineered to allow people to easily access certain areas such as doorways, kerbs, and stairs. They act as bridges to access elevated surfaces. For individuals with mobility problems and require the use of electric scooters and wheelchairs, access ramps allow them to enter certain areas in a hassle-free and safe manner. Having [...]


Why You Shouldn’t Build a Wheelchair Ramp on Your Own

When it comes to installing a wheelchair ramp, many home and business owners tend to go with a DIY route instead of availing the services of professional ramp builders and installers. Although this method usually works well for individuals with extensive carpentry and construction experience, it’s generally not advisable to DIY a ramp, especially if [...]


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Calculating the Gradient of Wheelchair Ramps

In Australia, certain laws and regulations have been implemented to ensure that public ramps follow certain specifications. These aim to protect the safety of the people while providing them with better access to areas that are open to the public. One of the specifications covered by these regulations is the gradient or slope of a [...]


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What are Prefabricated Ramps?

Prefabricated ramps are economical and practical solutions when it comes to providing better accessibility to residential and commercial properties. This type of ramps are usually made up of several sections that are assembled together on-site during the installation process. These ramps come in various sizes and are made from different materials such as wood and [...]


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Why Wheelchair Ramps Should Have Handrails

Handrails are regarded as essential features of accessibility ramps due to the various benefits they offer to users. Generally, they provide people with something to hold on to, which helps improve their balance and prevent them from slipping or falling as they cross the ramp. Aside from added safety, rails on wheelchair ramps are also [...]