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What Surfaces Can A Modular Ramp Be Installed Over?

What Surfaces Can A Modular Ramp Be Installed Over?

Published on Wednesday 20th October 2021

Our steel Rapid Ramp Systems and steps can be installed over a variety of soft and hard surfaces. This might not be the case for other materials.

Our steel Rapid Ramp Systems and steps can be installed over a variety of soft and hard surfaces. This might not be the case for other materials.

 

Surface

 Solution

Listed / Historic Flooring

 

Examples:

Lincoln Cathedral

The British Museum

St Paul’s Cathedral – North Ramp

St Paul’s Cathedral – South Ramp

The greatest care is taken with historic ramp installations.


Slip-resistant rubber tiles are added underneath the ramp feet to protect historic flooring. 

Our ramps do not require ground or wall fixings. 

Legs can be connected by cross-braces for extra rigidity.

We are happy to consult with the appropriate conservation and planning authorities throughout the design and installation process.

Church access ramp 

ramp ground surface - historic flooring

Concrete

 

Examples:

Belfast Transport Hub, Belfast

Romford, East London

Campus & Co Shop, Hastings

Rail Maintenance Depot, Swanley

The ramp can be bolted to the ground.

Rubber tiles or concrete pad stones can be fitted underneath the leg feet if required.

ramp ground surface- Concrete

Paving Slabs

 

Examples:

Amgen, Cambridge

University of the Arts, London

Woking, Surrey

Lorry Park, Kent

 

 

 

The ramp can be bolted to the ground.

Rubber tiles or concrete pad stones can be fitted underneath the leg feet if required.

ramp ground surface- paving slabs

Tarmac / Asphalt

 

Examples:

Plunketts Veterinary Surgery, Ramsgate

Maplin, London

The ramp can be bolted to the ground.

Rubber tiles or concrete pad stones can be fitted underneath the leg feet if required.

ramp ground surface- Tarmac

Solid Rubber Surface / AstroTurf 

 

Examples:

Holy Cross Preparatory School, Kingston upon Thames

Games Area. London

 

 

The ramp can be installed with slip-resistant rubber tiles or concrete pad stones underneath the leg feet.

Legs can also be connected by cross-braces for extra rigidity.

If tarmac is apparent under a rubber crumb surface, then the system can be bolted down.

ramp ground surface- Rubber Crumb

Grass/ Muddy Terrain

 

Examples:

Caravan steps, Southwater

Auction Site, Rotherham

 

 

The ramp can be installed with slip-resistant rubber tiles or concrete pad stones underneath the leg feet.

Legs can also be connected by cross-braces for extra rigidity.

For permanent installations, weed membrane can be rolled over the grassed area, and Pea Beach (aka minute stones) is evenly distributed above. The ramp feet and tiles or pad stones are then concealed beneath.

ramp ground surface- grass

yellow handrail on ramp

 

What makes the Steel Rapid Ramp different from other materials?

 

Concrete VS Steel

Unlike concrete, our modular metal ramps can be installed in most weather conditions, including snow.

Newly poured concrete must be protected from freezing for the first 24 to 48 hours and requires drying time before use. Therefore, concrete installations are heavily reliant on good weather conditions and cannot be completed in snow or frozen temperatures.

>More Differences Between Concrete & Steel<<

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Wood VS Steel

Unlike wooden ramps, steel is a non-combustible material that will not burn and melt at temperatures typically encountered in building fires.

Overtime the wood will rot and experience moss growth from wet weather exposure. Our steel wheelchair ramp is galvanised, a process where a protective coating of zinc is applied to prevent rusting and moss growth. Also, all components are powder-coated to create a durable finish that is tougher than conventional paint.

>More Differences Between Wood & Steel<<

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Rapid Ramp

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

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