Wheelchair ramps in Ireland

Wheelchair ramps in Ireland

Published on Wednesday 4th August 2021

Rapid Ramp has ramp installers based in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Plus, Supply Only, Supply & Installation and Ramp Rental packages are available across all regions of the country.

Rapid Ramp has ramp installers based in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Plus, Supply Only, Supply & Installation and Ramp Rental packages are available across all regions of the country.

 

Ramps and the Building Regulations in Ireland

The building regulations surrounding ramped and stepped access in Ireland is the same as in the UK.

Specifiers and architects must adhere to both Part M and K of the Buildings Regulations.

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There are some minimum requirements that need to be met to ensure compliancy...

For public buildings including schools, hospitals, shops, airports, and train stations:

  • The minimum width of a ramped approach is 1500mm, and the gradient is 1:15 (Doc M. Vol 2. Page 19. 1.26e / BS8300-1. Page 41).
  • The minimal length of a level platform is 1500mm (Doc M. Vol 2. Page 20h / Doc. K 2.13b / BS8300-1. Page 41).
  • The minimum step width is 1500mm (Doc M. Vol 2. Page 19 1.26e / BS8300-1. Page 36).
  • The minimum handrail height for a level platform is 1100mm (Doc K. Page 24. Diagram 3.1. / BS8300-1. Page 42).

>Further information on the ramp regulations to public buildings<

 

For dwellings including concrete homes, mobile homes, and caravans:

  • The maximum (steepest) gradient for a domestic dwelling is 1:12
  • Threshold Height x Gradient = Length of ramp required e.g., 100mm x 12 = 1200mm ramp
  • A level landing must be at least 1200mm long.

>Further information on the ramp regulations to dwellings<

 

Previous Projects

Ramps and Steps to Belfast Transport Hub

Wheelchair ramps in Ireland

Supply Only St Malachy's Primary School, Londonderry

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