Ramps and steps can be used to make it easier to access your home on foot.
They also make it possible to transport wheeled mobility aids in and out of your home, with minimal modification. Some are portable, so you can access your friends’ and family’s houses, and some are fixed for long-term, single-location use.
There are also ramps available for your car, making it significantly easier to transfer mobility aids from the boot to the ground.
Usually, the rule of thumb is, that for every one dimension you go up (either in cm or inches), the ramp needs to extend eight dimensions lengthways. For example, for a 15cm step, you’ll need a 120cm long ramp.
You can always get in touch if you need a bit of extra advice. Our experts are pretty good at providing estimated dimensions based on detailed diagrams or images, and can advise you on taking measurements.
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