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Wooden Ramps vs Metal Ramps

Wooden Ramps vs Metal Ramps

Published on Monday 25th November 2019

The popularity of metal ramps is on the rise, thanks to their speedy and effortless installation, effectively overcoming various challenges associated with wooden ramps.

The popularity of metal ramps is on the rise, thanks to their speedy and effortless installation, effectively overcoming various challenges associated with wooden ramps.

To clarify the distinctions between metal modular ramps and wooden ramps, we have outlined the pros and cons for each type below.

 

METAL MODULAR RAMPS

Advantages:

  • Cost-effective, particularly for larger ramps.
  • Ready for immediate use upon installation.
  • Minimal disruption during installations.
  • Comes with a three-year warranty.
  • Fully galvanized for durability and corrosion resistance.
  • Suitable for all building types, including temporary and portable structures.
  • In-house recycling initiatives contribute to cost savings.
  • Quick installation and removal.
  • Ideal for short or long-term solutions.
  • Fully adjustable, adaptable, and modifiable.
  • Various surface options are available.
  • Fully compliant with Documents M and K of the Building Regulations.
  • Slip-resistant and highly durable surface.
  • Quick and easy installation in (almost) all weather conditions.
  • Choice of colours available.
  • High traction and instant draining.
  • Warm-to-touch coating.
  • Integrated handrails.
  • Minimal groundwork is required.
  • Fire-resistant, withstanding temperatures typically encountered in building fires.

Disadvantages:

  • :Perceived industrial appearance.

WOODEN RAMPS

Advantages:

  • Aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Disadvantages:

  • Construction and installation can take up to a week.
  • High labour costs.
  • High maintenance costs.
  • Prone to rotting, splintering, and cracking.
  • Quick growth of moss or fungi, posing a slipping hazard.
  • Susceptible to burning when exposed to fire.

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CASE STUDIES

Argoed High School

DDA ALTERATIONS - SLIP-RESISTANT RAMPS FOR CLASSROOM CABINS

Application : Modular Building
Location : Flintshire, Wales
System : Standard Ramp System

Supply & Install

Wix & Wrabness Pre-school

REPLACING A WOODEN RAMP

Application : Education
Location : Manningtree, Essex
System : Standard Ramp System

Supply & Install

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