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Do You Provide Custom Access Ramps?

Do You Provide Custom Access Ramps?

Published on Wednesday 20th September 2023

With a track record spanning more than three decades, we excel in producing custom access ramps. Like a Meccano kit, our system has modular sections that can be customised in an extensive range of lengths, widths, heights, configurations, and colours to suit different access specifications.

With a track record spanning more than three decades, we excel in producing custom access ramps. Like a Meccano kit, our system has modular sections that can be customised in an extensive range of lengths, widths, heights, configurations, and colours to suit different access specifications.

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Width Options Include:

  • 900mm – The minimum width for ‘Dwellings’. Approved Document M1 & the British Standards BS 8300-1:2018.
  • 1000mm – Our suggested width for ‘Dwellings’. Approved Document M1 & the British Standards BS 8300-1:2018.
  • 1200mm – The minimum width for ‘Communal’ residential usage. Approved Document M1 & the British Standards BS 8300-1:2018.
  • 1500mm – The minimum width for steps for ‘buildings Other Than Dwellings’. Approved Document M2 & the British Standards BS 8300-1:2018
  • Customisable – Any of platform widths stated above can be bolted together to make up a customised width.

 

Bespoke Ramp Design

Every official quotation includes a depiction of the bespoke ramp in its intended location. Our team generates all these ramp illustrations internally on the latest CAD software.

Based on our extensive experience, we have found that making any required alterations during the design phase is significantly more cost-effective than doing so once the ramp is already installed on-site.

 

Custom Powder Coated Colour

Rapid Ramp default colour is black, but you have the flexibility to select a customised colour that aligns with your needs. All we need is your RAL colour code, which can be found on a colour chart.

 

Walkway Surface Options

  • Standard Mesh Surface – This is the default platform for our Rapid Ramp System. This walkway features self-draining expanded metal holes, enabling water to pass through rather than accumulate and potentially freeze on the surface. It is crafted from rustproof galvanised steel, a process that involves applying a protective zinc coating to prevent rusting and moss growth.

  • Rubber Crumb Surface - This soft and slip-resistant surface minimises the impact of falls. It's constructed from materials akin to those used in soft play areas, making it an ideal choice for environments like nurseries, schools, and public facilities. Additionally, it's suitable for use by dogs, as the cushioned surface provides protection for their paws and claws against impact.

  • GRP Surface - GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) offers a slip-resistant and non-corrosive surface. Its smooth texture is well-suited for small wheels often found on trolleys and suitcases used in places such as airports and shops. Moreover, it's designed to withstand exposure to all types of weather conditions.

 

Service Package Options

  1. Complete Supply and Installation Package - Experience a hassle-free solution with our in-house management and expert installation teams throughout the UK.

This comprehensive package encompasses a site survey (if required), a detailed quotation, CAD drawings, supply of equipment, and professional installation.

Our installers hold full DBS (formerly CRB) checks, possess CSC Labour Cards, and are equipped with health and safety accreditation, certified by Constructionline.

  1. Supply-Only Option - This package provides you with a quotation, CAD drawings, and technical information. Please note that this package does not include a site survey but includes access to our installation video for reference.
  2. Rental Package – Perfect for individuals seeking short or extended rental periods. Rest assured that when you no longer need the ramp, we will swiftly uninstall it, restoring the area to its original condition. This package comes with a minimum hire period and flexible rental durations, with more details available upon application.

 

Meeting Building Regulations 

If you require approval from building control authorities, the ramp must meet specific standards outlined in Part M and K of the Building Regulations. Here are some examples:
  1. When it comes to a residential ramp approved through the council, it must maintain a gradient no shallower than 1:12 (equivalent to 4.7 degrees) and have a minimum width of 900mm, as mandated by Documents M and K of the Building Regulations.
  2. For ramps to buildings other than dwellings, they must be designed to fully adhere to a minimum width of 1500mm and should aim to achieve a gradient of 1:15. Additionally, a 1:20 gradient is often specified in some cases and certain compliant features must be incorporated e.g.  Infill Handrails, Yellow Tread and 100mm High Handrail.

 

Custom Ramp Quote 

Quotations can be returned within 24hrs if there is clear information given, including project address, drawings, photos and contact details.

 

Source:

Crown, 2021, The Building Regulations, Approved Document M: access to and use of buildings, volume 2: buildings other than dwellings (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/60b0ea89d3bf7f43560e324a/Approved_Document_M_vol_2.pdf)

Crown, 2013, The Building Regulations 2010, Approved Document K: protection from falling, collision and impact (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/60d5bdcde90e07716f516cfd/Approved_Document_K.pdf)

Crown, 2015, The Building Regulations, Approved Document M: access to and use of buildings, volume 1: dwellings (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5a7f8a82ed915d74e622b17b/BR_PDF_AD_M1_2015_with_2016_amendments_V3.pdf)


THE UK’S EXPERTS IN MODULAR RAMP SYSTEMS.

Rapid Ramp

10 Menzies Road, Ponswood Industrial Estate, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 9BB

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