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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.

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. 


Portable Rubber Ramps 

A rubber threshold ramp is intended for conquering minor elevation changes, is meant to be easily laid down, and is suitable for single-user applications. These ramps are readily available through a platform such as Amazon.


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 our own galvanised steel ramps which are 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<


Request A Quotation For A Modular Ramp

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


Example Case Studies


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


Crown, 2021, The Building Regulations, Approved Document M: access to and use of buildings, volume 2: buildings other than dwellings (

Crown, 2013, The Building Regulations 2010, Approved Document K: protection from falling, collision and impact (


Rapid Ramp

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