Wheelchairs ramps are excellent features as they provide accessibility to individuals that use mobility devices.
There’s a wide variety of wheelchair ramps that you can opt for. Essential aspects like the layout of your property, budget, the available space, and your specific requirements have to be taken into consideration when you are getting a wheelchair ramp installed. Here’s some information on wheelchair ramps that you may find useful, and help you make a well-informed decision:
Aspects to keep in view while planning a ramp with steps in the feature
1. Straight Ramps
It is one of the most basic kinds of ramp available. It’s installed in a straight line from a point on your property to the front door. The slope doesn’t include any turns or angles. This feature is probably one of the most efficient options for people who want a simple way to enter the house.
2. L-Shaped Ramp
These ramps are one of the most common, as they’re incredibly easy to install and use. They are generally installed at the front or back door. A long section leads out the door, followed by a turn that connects to the second section. This feature is an excellent option for those who use manual wheelchairs rather than motorised ones.
3. Angled Ramp
Angled ramps are generally installed on the side of a house followed by a bend around the front yard. These features do not have L or U-shaped angles. However, to move effortlessly between the two sections, it’s crucial to pay attention while transitioning.
4. U-Shaped Ramp
This feature is commonly known as the switchback ramp. You can switch the angle to a 180-degree turn at the landing platform. Connected by a single landing platform, these two U-shaped ramps run parallel to each other. Although these features are somewhat difficult to navigate using motorised wheelchairs or scooters, they require significantly less space when compared to other ramps.
Designing the Ramp Accurately
To ensure that the installations are user-friendly, it’s crucial to ensure that all aspects like the turns, width, and design are in order. Both the angles and turns have to be wide enough to comfortably accommodate the wheelchair width while moving around the corners of the ramp. The only way to get this aspect right is to measure the width of the wheelchair accurately. The experts will have to design a slope where it’s possible to rotate the chair in a circle. You have to take into account the space required for an attendant pushing the wheelchair as well. One of the most important aspects is that the feature should not have any sharp turns or angles. This can result in severe accidents not only to the wheelchair user but to the person pushing the wheelchair as well.
Contact the Modular Ramp Experts
When you decide to install a wheelchair ramp on your property, contact experienced professionals like us. We can provide you with all the necessary information on the different types of ramps, and layouts available. Besides, our team of skilled experts will visit your property and examine what plan would work best for your specific requirements and the available space.
Our customised approach plays a vital role in getting you the perfect wheelchair ramp for your needs and budget. We are very systematic in our approach and make sure that the feature we design and install for you is perfectly stable and ideal for your property as well.
If you want more information about our modular ramp systems, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Adapta. You can call 1800 232 782 or contact us through this form and we will contact you within the shortest time.