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Welcome to UK Wheelchairs - the home of value and quality

Portable Ramps for Wheelchairs

Wheelchair ramps have been developed to assist wheelchair users to move between different levels. For this reason, steps and road curbs have become easier for wheelchair users to deal with. For even more convenience, miniature ramps have been created to minimise or eliminate renovations.

There are various types of wheelchair ramps available. These can be classified into four groups:

  • Horizontal Folding Ramps
  • Longitudinal Folding Ramps
  • Fixed Dimension Ramps
  • Telescopic ramps

Telescopic ramps can even be further classified into U-shaped gutter ramps and reverse profile ramps.

The most common wheelchair ramps are:

  • Track Wheelchair Ramps:
    These are anodized aluminium made telescopic ramps that can be used for climbing onto steps and curbs. These can also be used to climb aboard cars and other vehicles. Any type of wheelchair can use this type of ramp.

  • Threshold Wheelchair Ramps:
    These are aluminium ramps that can be used both indoors and outdoors. Wheelchair users sometimes install these as permanent features of their homes or offices, they also come in portable forms.

  • Modular Ramps:
    Modular Ramps are often not as portable as others. For this reason, they are usually installed as permanent or semi-permanent fixtures. They come with many different parts that have to be assembled using bolts or clamps.

  • Single Fold Wheelchair Ramps:
    These work as any other wheelchair ramp. However, it provides for better portability because they can be folded once. This makes it more convenient for those who would like to carry their ramps wherever they go.

  • Multi Fold Wheelchair Ramps:
    These can be folded at least twice. For this reason, they can be easily carried around and laid out in case the wheelchair users encounters elevated areas. Because they are so portable, manufacturers have also made longer versions to allow wheelchair users to access higher elevated areas.

  • Roll Up Wheelchair Ramps:
    These are among the most portable ramps as they feature hinge designs. As the name implies, they can easily be rolled up for storage and portability.

  • Telescope Wheelchair Ramps:
    These are highly favoured because they serve several functions as they can be extended and retracted according to the immediate need of the wheelchair user. More often than not, they are made of aluminium that have been treated to keep it from sliding.

  • Van Wheelchair Ramps:
    These are specifically made for wheelchair users to climb into vans. These are easy to use and are known to be durable, having a standard maximum capacity of 800lbs. Although they are strong, they are lightweight.

To date, no wheelchair ramp can be used to address all the needs of any wheelchair user. However, the variety available can be used in various combinations to provide the wheelchair user the convenience that they need.

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