How to design a ramp?

How to design a ramp?

Published on Wednesday 8th July 2020

There are varies design possibilities when configuring ramps, factors including what are listed are considered when designing:

There are varies design possibilities when configuring ramps, factors including what are listed are considered when designing:

  • The chosen construction material, e.g. timber, concrete or steel.
  • The building type, e.g. public or private building.
  • If the ramp needs to be signed off by building control.
  • Measurements, including the gradient and threshold height.

At Rapid Ramp, we design a ramp based on measurements and photos provided either by our site surveyor or the customer. Click for the required measurements and photos for a ramp quotation.  

Alternatively, we will often create a ramp design from architectural drawings and specifications. 

We always recommend you follow the building regulations when designing a ramp. If you are aware that the ramp will need to be approved by building control it is critical to adhere to the regulations. Click here for information on the building regulations

If the ramp is for public use, the platform width will be expanded to accommodate the increased levels of footfall.

 

What software is used to create the ramp designs? 

We use SketchUp to produce our 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) drawings.

These are produced in-house by our designer, who virtually constructs sites and structures in the programme to help contextualize projects. 

Each formal quotation includes a technical and 3D drawing. 

Additionally, the 3D modelling process can give architects and engineers an accurate picture of how they can change their designs if needed. It is much easier to alter a project in the design stage than after work is completed.

 

What material is a Rapid Ramp made from?

Our ramp is made from galvanised steel components that are bolted together. These components come in various sizes, lengths and widths to suit different areas and applications. Plus, platforms can be used in both straight-through and turning configurations. 

Due to this increased level of flexibility, a ramp drawing can be re-designed in numerous variations with different platform widths, legs, and safety features such as infill handrails, GRP platforms and underside mesh.  

For technical advice on ramp design standards, please contact our team.

T: 01424 714646

E: [email protected]


CASE STUDIES

Bexhill

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System : Standard Ramp System

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OVERCOMING AN ACCESS CHALLENGE

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Devonshire Park Theatre

A QUICK INSTALLATION TIME FOR THE THEATRE

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System : Standard Ramp System

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LET THE GAMES BEGIN! RAPID RAMP OFFERED THE MOST FLEXIBILITY

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Location : London
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Hammersmith Hospital

3D CAD DRAWING GIVES ACCURATE PICTURE OF MRI UNIT

Application : Healthcare
Location : London
System : Standard Ramp System

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Manchester Airport

MODULAR ACCESS TO THE TEMPORARY LOUNGE

Application : Commercial
Location : Manchester
System : Fully Compliant Ramp System

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Rapid Ramp

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

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