Wooden Ramps vs Metal Ramps

Wooden Ramps vs Metal Ramps

Published on Monday 25th November 2019

Metal ramps are increasing in popularity. They are quick and easy to install and overcome many of the obstacles faced by wooden ramps.

Metal ramps are increasing in popularity. They are quick and easy to install and overcome many of the obstacles faced by wooden ramps.

 

To give you a clearer idea of the differences between Metal Modular Ramps and Wooden Ramps, we've listed the advantages and disadvantages for both below.

 

METAL MODULAR RAMPS

Advantages:

  • Cost effective - especially on larger ramps.
  • Ready for use instantly upon installation.
  • Installations cause minimum disruption.
  • Three-year warranty.
  • Fully galvanised for longevity of use and corrosion-resistance.
  • Suitable for all types of buildings; including temporary and portable.
  • In-house recycling initiatives can help with cost savings.
  • Can be installed or removed quickly.
  • Suitable as a short or long-term solution.
  • Fully adjustable, can be adapted, modified, and changed.
  • Choice of surface available.
  • Fully compliant with Documents M and K of the Building Regulations.
  • The surface is slip-resistant and extremely durable.
  • Quick and easy to install in (almost) all weather conditions.
  • Choice of colours available.
  • High traction and instant draining.
  • Warm-to-touch coating.
  • Integrated handrails.
  • Minimal groundworks.
     

Disadvantages:

  • Appearance perceived to look industrial.
     

WOODEN RAMPS

Advantages:

  • Wooden ramps are aesthetically pleasing.

Disadvantages:

  • Often takes up to a week to construct and install.
  • High labour costs.
  • High maintenance costs.
  • Very prone to rotting, splintering, and cracking.
  • Moss or fungi quickly grows, causing a slipping hazard on wooden ramps. 

 

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Argoed High School

DDA ALTERATIONS - SLIP-RESISTANT RAMPS FOR CLASSROOM CABINS

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

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GRP Ramp, University of the Arts

Application : Education
Location : London
System : Standard Ramp System

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Wix & Wrabness Pre-school

REPLACING A WOODEN RAMP

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

Supply & Install

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