Access Ramps

Wheelchair Access Ramps

In recent years there has been a huge increase in the different types of wheelchair access ramps that have become available.


The fact that there is so much choice is good because it makes it more likely that we can find something appropriate. On the other hand though, having so much choice can also make it harder to decide on the best option.

How to Choose Wheelchair Access Ramps

What follows are just a few tips that will hopefully make it easier for you when it comes to choosing wheelchair access ramps.

  • The reason why there are so many different wheelchair access ramps to choose from these days is because the technology is always improving and there are so many different requirements. For example some people will want something that is portable while others may want something that is easy to install in a hurry. If you want to make the decision process easier then you need to have a full understanding of your exact needs. You can do this by sitting down with a piece of paper and focusing on the needs of the people using the ramp and the requirements in relation to where you want to use it.
  • It is important that you have an idea about your budget before you begin your search for wheelchair access ramps. After all you don’t want to waste time on ramps that you are never going to be able to afford. Be reasonable about your budget and remember that a low quality ramp is going to be a waste of money no matter how cheap it is. It should be possible though for you to find something that is both cheaply priced and a safe and high quality product.
  • You might want to rent wheelchair access ramps if this is only something you need for a short period. A lot will depend on the type of ramp you are looking for and the rent of hire, but in a lot of cases you may find that hiring is your best option. For longer periods of time though you will almost always be better off buying.
  • If you want something that is semi-permanent then you will find that a modular system is a good option. The great thing about this is that not only is it easy to install, but you can later move it to a different location without too much hassle. The fact that this is a modular system means that you can later add to it if your requirements change. Another great benefit of this type of system is that you don’t require any type of planning permission if you want to install it.
  • If you need ramps for transportation then you will find that there are a wide variety of wheelchair access ramps that can provide this ability. Most of these ramps can be either folded up into a small space are retracted when not in use. You can also get hydraulic wheelchair access ramps that can work really well.
Wheelchair Access Ramps