What are the different types of ramps?

What are the different types of ramps?

Published on Monday 24th April 2023

There numerous types of ramps including vehicle ramps, loading ramps, stage ramps, portable ramps, wheelchair ramps and fully compliant ramps.

There numerous types of ramps including vehicle ramps, loading ramps, stage ramps, portable ramps, wheelchair ramps and fully compliant ramps.


Vehicle Ramps 

A vehicle ramp raises the car, allowing repairs and inspections to be carried out safely underneath. 


Loading Ramps

Heavy-duty loading ramps facilitate the moving of goods between the delivery point and the vehicle. 


They are often used to load and unload objects from containers, lorries, vans and trucks. 



There are also lightweight loading ramps that provide wheelchair access into other vehicles such as taxis. 


Stage Ramps

A stage ramp will overcome a change in level and provide access to a raised performance space.


Different types of performers with varying levels of mobility use stages. Service providers within the entertainment sector, including theatre owners and event organisers, must ensure performing spaces, including stages, are wheelchair accessible to comply with the Equalities Act 2010. 


Portable Ramps 

A rubber threshold ramp can overcome small rises, is designed to be placed down and is utilised by one user at a time.


Wheelchair Ramps

Wheelchair ramps can overcome large kerbs and provide step-free access into spaces and buildings.


The most common materials access ramps are constructed from includes wood, steel, aluminium, and concrete. 


Wooden ramps can rot, unlike galvanised steel which is rust-resistant and fire-resistant. Wood will also burn if exposed to fire. 


Concrete ramp installations depend on suitable weather conditions and require drying time before use. 


We manufacturer a modular steel wheelchair ramp that is immediately ready for use once installed. 


It comprises of interchangeable prefabricated steel sections that are easily assembled, disassembled, and reconfigured to suit each project’s specific accessibility requirement. >Learn More<


London E-Prix, ExCeL London

ramp for London E-Prix, ExCeL London


Hathersage Road Car Park

car park ramp, Hathersage Road Car Park


Royal Mail Group Ltd

ramp for trolleys



Do you need a compliant ramp

Specific minimum requirements, safeguards and features are necessary to achieve building control sign-off for ramps. For example, Building Regulations require ramps for public use to accomplish a minimum width of 1500mm, while for dwelling ramps, the minimum is 900mm. 


We manufacturer a compliant ramp system that fully adheres to DDA regulations, BSI standards, and Documents M and K of the Building Regulations.


It is designed with the highest standard of provisions to prevent falls, collisions, and injuries in public settings such as schools, hospitals, shops, libraries, train stations, airports, public toilet facilities, offices and heritage sites. >Learn More<


Westminster Hall, Westminster


Euston Station


Wincanton Primary School



Ramp Application types

How long will you need your ramp for? There are different choices depending...

Permanent Modular Ramp a bolted down, long-term fixture providing indefinite wheelchair access to public or private building or space.


Temporary Modular Ramp often required for a few weeks or months depending on the type of project, e.g., maintenance or improvement works, temporary cabins, events, or festivals.

Temporary Ramp


Semi-Permanent Modular Ramp  often not fixed down, and the duration in situ will vary e.g rooftop ramps. Typically, semi-permanent ramps are required for months and years, compared to a few days or weeks for a temporary ramp for an event.

Semi-Permanent Ramp




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