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Guidelines for Buying Residential Wheelchair Ramp

by Isabel Blamey Professional writer
Wheelchair ramps for home improve the lives of people. Elder people can take challenges to move around the home. In this article, you will get a few guidelines when you are constructing the wheelchair ramps. 

Who else does not want to give a beautiful gift to his loved one? One of the beautiful and comforting things can be a wheelchair ramp for the older ones in your house. It can bring happiness straight to your doors. But, before that, you need to choose and buy a suitable and safe ramp. Along with this, you need to follow a few rules for safety and also need to check the materials.

Follow the below guidelines that can make your older ones journey smooth:

• Guidelines for safety:

The first thing is that you need to take permission to install a ramp from your local building authority. Make sure that the ramp has a disability standard. This will ensure that it is safe to install. The ramp must be a minimum of 36 inches broad. Along with this, you need to also check the ramp slope, length, landing size, placement, handrail construction and a few things. The ramp edges must be protected to keep anyone from slipping off. Every ramp shall have top and base landings as broad as the ramp itself (as a minimum 60 inches long).
 
• Guidelines for right ramp materials:

Wood is most frequently used in residential ramp construction, but it is not your only choice. If you buy the residential wheelchair ramp with wood, make sure that the wood surfaces should be sealed. You can also place inside or outside the rug on the ramp base. It is better to install metal handrails rather than wood handrails. It is for extra durability. Other than wood, you can make the ramp with concrete. It provides you with durability and permanence. If you rise the ramp for only a few inches, in such a case, concrete is a good choice.

• Guidelines for building temporary ramps:

If you want a quick fix, you can go with temporary ramps. Sometimes, it is difficult to get permission to purchase wooden or concrete ramps for home use. In such a case, you can construct a temporary wheelchair ramp. It is a smart solution, is not it? It is removable; therefore you can install the ramp in your residential place. For this ramp, you can use aluminium or metal. You can make a custom design of the ramps.  It is ideal for creating entrances for both commercial and residential buildings.

Look for suggestion before you construct a wheelchair ramp:

As you start your ramp planning, consider asking an expert or service provider who has skill in ramp building. They will help you to choose durable residential wheelchair ramp. At the same time, they will help you to choose the design which will appeal the look of your home.
 
Bottom Line:

When you are buying the wheelchair ramp, make sure that the ramp should provide utmost safety, so that the older persons can use it safely. You will get ample types, styles, and size of the ramp in the Australian market. 
 

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About Isabel Blamey Senior   Professional writer

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Created on Sep 5th 2019 08:24. Viewed 253 times.

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