Wheelchair Ramps

Portable Platform and Ramps

Portable Platform and Ramps When turning 90 degrees the addition of a 1.2m platform allows you to run one ramp up to the platform and another ramp at 90 degrees either left or right Photo using old style platform Photo of new style platform Photo of ramp You can find more information on the platform… Read More

Length of ramp required to comply with UK Building Regulations

Length of ramp required to comply with UK Building Regulations The following table shows the minimum ramp length required to comply with current UK Building Regulations from the Approved Document M: access to and use of buildings, volume 2: buildings other than dwellings Note: 10m is the maximum length a ramp should be before including… Read More

High Street Shops and Wheelchair Ramps

High Street Shops, Wheelchair Ramps and Narrow Pavements There was an article on the BBC last week referencing a DisabledGo audit on accessibility on the High Street – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30342957 Now you would think wheelchair access to shops would be a simple solution, either alter the entrance, fit a permanent wheelchair ramp or when neither are… Read More

Best Wheelchair Ramps for Shops

Best Wheelchair Ramps for Shops We find the most common mistake people make when ordering wheelchair ramps for shops is that they don’t take in to consideration the fact that they need to allow enough room for the wheelchair user to have a straight on approach to the ramp. Where this often causes problems is… Read More

Wheelchair Ramps by County

Wheelchair Ramps Aberdeenshire Wheelchair Ramps Angus Wheelchair Ramps Argyll and Bute Wheelchair Ramps Avon Wheelchair Ramps Ayrshire Wheelchair Ramps Bedfordshire Wheelchair Ramps Berkshire Wheelchair Ramps Birmingham Wheelchair Ramps Blaenau Gwent Wheelchair Ramps Borders Wheelchair Ramps Bristol Wheelchair Ramps Buckinghamshire Wheelchair Ramps Cambridgeshire Wheelchair Ramps Cardiff Wheelchair Ramps Cardiganshire Wheelchair Ramps Carmarthenshire Wheelchair Ramps Central Scotland… Read More

Portable Wheelchair Ramps

Portable Wheelchair Ramps Super lightweight folding portable wheelchair ramps with an incredible weight to strength ratio, that can be put down as and when required. Click Here to See Prices & Options Incredible weight to strength ratio 760mm wide (30inches) Available in lengths 2ft – 8ft (0.6m – 2.4m) Quick and easy to set up… Read More

Heavy Duty Portable Wheelchair Ramps

Heavy Duty Portable Wheelchair Ramps A lot of portable wheelchair ramps are assisted use ramps and not only do you have to take the weight of the chair and the user in to consideration you also need to include the weight of the carer/assistant. With the average weight of a man now being close to… Read More

Demonstrating A Modular Wheelchair Ramp System

Demonstrating A Modular Wheelchair Ramp System A 79 year old grandmother and granddaughter demonstrate just how easy it is to set up a modular wheelchair ramp system. The system used for this demonstration is the Welcome WRB24-E Modular Wheelchair Ramp System with additional D-Ring handrail ends Note how this complete system is delivered in just… Read More

Lightest Wheelchair Ramps

Lightest Wheelchair Ramps With a 1.2m version weighing in at just 8.3kg the Aerolight Extra has to be considered one of Lightest Wheelchair Ramps on the market today. You may find a lighter portable wheelchair ramp but will it fold in half and have a SWL of 400kg? Aerolights may not be the cheapest on… Read More

Telescopic Wheelchair Ramps

Telescopic Wheelchair Ramps The most adjustable ramp in the range can reach up to nearly 3m, yet is compact enough to be easily stored in the vehicle. Available in either 2 or 3 section versions to suit your storage requirements. • Available in lengths 3ft 10 inches to 9ft 5 inches • Low kerbs and… Read More

Best Wheelchair Ramps for Fire Exits and Egress Routes

Best Wheelchair Ramps for Fire Exits and Egress Routes Aerolight Extra When you need a wheelchair ramp for a fire exit it is crucial that the ramp is lightweight and easy to handle. The Aerolight Extra Wheelchair Ramps are the ideal solution as they have an incredible strength to weight ratio an example being the… Read More

Best Wheelchair Ramps for Restaurants, Cafés, etc.

Aerolight Extra – The Ideal Wheelchair Ramp for Restaurants, Cafés, etc. Super lightweight folding ramps with an incredible weight to strength ratio, that can be put down as and when required. Click Here to See Prices & Options Incredible weight to strength ratio 760mm wide (30inches) Available in lengths 2ft – 8ft (0.6m – 2.4m)… Read More

Wheelchair Ramp Gradient Calculator

Wheelchair Ramp Gradient Calculator To help you find the length of wheelchair ramp required to produce a 1:12 gradient slope Access Appraisals Ltd. have created this simple little Wheelchair Ramp Gradient Calculator Wheelchair Ramp Calculator for a 1:12 Gradient Slope To find out the length of ramp required to create a 1:12 gradient please enter… Read More

Official Guidelines on Portable Wheelchair Ramps

Official Guidelines on Portable Wheelchair Ramps You will have to excuse this post as it is a bit of a rant I have been selling wheelchair ramps for over 15 years now In all that time I have never seen Official Guidelines on Portable Wheelchair Ramps. I have seen numerous recommendations for gradients of wheelchair… Read More

UK Disability Directory

UK Disability Directory UK Disability Directory Now Providing Free Advertising We have finally started tidying up the UK Disability Directory section of our website and will soon be creating a new Directory Registration Form to enable UK mobility stores, disability product suppliers, disability service providers, etc. to upload their own information. If you provide disability… Read More

Stairlift Suppliers Directory

Stairlift Suppliers Directory We are in the process of updating our Directory of West Midlands Stairlift Suppliers and have now created a page for the West Midlands counties. Once the West Midlands is complete we will create a directory for all UK Stairlift suppliers organised by regions and counties in our Stairlift Suppliers Directory *… Read More

Aids for gardeners in wheelchairs

Aids for gardeners in wheelchairs Many wheelchair users are keen gardeners. As well as portable ramps and wheelchair friendly garden furniture we have now added a section to the site for Wheelchair Friendly Raised Gardens and Flower Beds Raised of the ground these Wheelchair Friendly Raised Gardens are an ideal height for wheelchair users to… Read More

Wheelchair Ramp Installation Service

This information has now been moved to – UK wheelchair ramp installers We now provide a wheelchair ramp installation service through our partners at Handyman Warwickshire. If you would like a wheelchair ramp supplied and fitted within a 20 mile radius of Shipston-on-Stour, South Warwickshire contact us via this website or via our Warwickshire Handyman… Read More

Portable Wheelchair Ramps Images

Portable Wheelchair Ramps Images I added some nicer images to the Portable Wheelchair Ramps page on the website today. Ono of them is a ramp and handrail configuration of the Welcome Modular Ramps. As it is a modular system the Welcome range tend to get a bit overlooked when talking about portable wheelchair ramps, as… Read More

Car Leasing and Wheelchair Users

Car Leasing and Wheelchair Users Cheap Audi Leasing : Cheap VW Leasing Donkey Leasing for Cheap Audi Leasing and Cheap VW Leasing for wheelchair users

Report Inaccessible Shops

Report An Inaccessible Shop – Report Inaccessible Shops in Your Neighbourhood Have the shops in your neighbourhood made reasonable adjustments to make themselves accessible to wheelchair users and disabled people? If not, you can now Report Inaccessible Shops you are aware of below and we will attempt to find out who is responsible and forward… Read More

My Polling Station Isn’t Accessible – What Can I Do?

My Polling Station Isn’t Accessible – What Can I Do? Access Appraisals have supplied numerous wheelchair ramps to Electoral Officers over the years. Call 01608 663759 for free friendly advice. Note: With the General Election called for 8th June – Please contact us early enough to obtain the correct wheelchair ramp for your polling station…. Read More

VAT relief for disabled people

If you’re disabled or have a long-term illness, you won’t be charged VAT on products designed or adapted for your own personal or domestic use. Also, you won’t be charged VAT on: the installation and any extra work needed as part of this repairs or maintenance spare parts or accessories Qualifying products or services Your… Read More

Electoral Commission Advice on Accessible Polling Stations

Electoral Commission Advice on Accessible Polling Stations Setting up a polling station The initial setting-up of a polling station is key to ensuring a satisfactory outcome for the voter. The ease and accessibility of the voting process is absolutely crucial. It is, therefore, important that your polling staff or those who are responsible for setting… Read More

Wheelchair Bound, Wheelchair User, Person in a Wheelchair – Which are you?

I’ve been selling wheelchair ramps for over a decade now and still sometimes get stuck on what to call people. I once had someone complain because a line on my website said ramps for the disabled and still to this day have to think about what I write and what terminology to use. It’s particularly… Read More

Temporary Ramps for Wheelchairs

Temporary Ramps for Wheelchairs We have been asked a number of times if we could provide a temporary ramp for wheelchair use. The answer is yes, but the problem is delivery charges. We would be quite happy to hire out wheelchair ramps, but when you take in to consideration the cost of delivering the ramp… Read More

Wheelchair Bloggers Wanted

Wheelchair Bloggers Wanted Are you a wheelchair user who likes to blog? We are looking for wheelchair bloggers who like to write about the problems they have with accessibility. Be it getting in to your local pub, shops, public transport, etc. we would love to publish your stories on our website. Don’t particularly want to… Read More

Discrimination your rights UK

1. Types of discrimination It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of: • age • being or becoming a transsexual person • being married or in a civil partnership • being pregnant or having a child • disability • race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin • religion, belief or lack… Read More

Glossary of Wheelchair Ramps Terms

Glossary of Wheelchair Ramps Terms Glossary of Wheelchair Ramps Terms used on this site: Contents Wheelchair ramp gradient Wheelchair ramp regulations Wheelchair ramp guidelines Portable Wheelchair Ramps Briefcase Ramps Threshold Ramps Scooter Ramps Channel Ramps Modular Wheelchair Ramps Car Ramps Disabled Ramps Access Ramps Author details Wheelchair ramp gradient The slope of a wheelchair ramp… Read More

Wheelchair Adapted Vehicles

Wheelchair Adapted Vehicles We know you are not buying one of our Wheelchair Adapted Vehicles (or WAV) through choice, but one of our specially adapted wheelchair cars and vehicles could be the most liberating purchase you ever make. website: http://www.wheelchairadaptedvehicles.co.uk/

The Minister of State for Disabled People urges shops and restaurants to improve their accessibility.

The Minister of State for Disabled People is urging shops and restaurants to improve their accessibility, as evidence has emerged that thousands of public places have barriers in place that make it difficult for disabled people to lead ordinary lives. The news comes as Britain’s 12 million disabled people begin their Christmas shopping and head… Read More

20% of High Street businesses are inaccessible to wheelchair users

20% of High Street businesses are inaccessible to wheelchair users A fifth of High Street businesses are inaccessible to wheelchair users and two thirds of retail staff have no training in how to help disabled customers. These are the findings of DisabledGO researchers who visited 30,000 premises. Portable ramps are a low-cost way of providing… Read More

Polling Stations Disabled Access

Polling Stations Disabled Access With less than a month to go before voting at the Brexit Referendum begins we are still getting enquiries about disabled access at polling stations. It you are responsible for ensuring your polling station is accessible to disabled people we have put together a special page highlighting our most popular wheelchair… Read More

Report Inaccessible Polling Station

Report An Inaccessible Polling Station Do not lose your vote due to an Inaccessible Polling Station Report Inaccessible Polling Stations you are aware of below and we will forward on your concerns to the local Electoral Registration Office responsible for that polling station Your Name: Your Email: Your Postcode: (We use this to locate the… Read More

Polling Station Accessibility

Polling Station Accessibility Access Appraisals have supplied numerous wheelchair ramps to Electoral Officers over the years. Call 01608 663759 for free friendly advice. Note: With the General Election called for 8th June – Please contact us early enough to obtain the correct wheelchair ramp for your polling station. Wheelchair Ramps for Polling Stations My polling… Read More

Tax Relief on Disabled Ramps Are Wheelchair Ramps Tax Deductible

Tax Relief on Disabled Ramps Are Wheelchair Ramps Tax Deductible From 1 October 2004, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requires service providers to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to their premises to tackle any physical features that prevent disabled people from using their services. What is reasonable will vary in different situations. It may depend on the… Read More

County Wheelchair and Scooter Hoist Suppliers

County Wheelchair and Scooter Hoist Suppliers Find Wheelchair hoist suppliers by county Aberdeenshire Wheelchair & Scooter Hoists : Angus Wheelchair & Scooter Hoists : Argyll And Bute Wheelchair & Scooter Hoists : Avon Wheelchair & Scooter Hoists : Ayrshire Wheelchair & Scooter Hoists : Bedfordshire Wheelchair & Scooter Hoists : Berkshire Wheelchair & Scooter Hoists… Read More

Zero Rated VAT on Wheelchair Ramps

Zero Rated VAT on Wheelchair Ramps After doing so, I received an email from google asking about VAT, so pointed out to them that under specific circumstances if wheelchair ramps are bought by a disabled person as an accessory to their wheelchair and it is used for their own personal and domestic use they may be… Read More

Disabled Access Regulations DDA

Wheelchair Ramps Regulations – UK Building regulations regarding ramps Update: New Building Regulations from October 2015 – Access to and use of buildings: Approved Document M Read more about Regulations regarding ramps here – Wheelchair Ramp Guidance and Regulations Portable Wheelchair Ramp Calculator for a 1:8 Gradient Slope Select height of step:   2 inches… Read More

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Wheelchair Accessible Cars Ramps not suitable for your existing car? How about a Wheelchair Accessible Car? wheelchair cars – are a specialist provider of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles for sale.

Ramp for a Wine Cabinet

A Ramp for a Wine Cabinet Our ramps have had a lot of wheelchairs, scooters, walking aids, rotators, etc. on them over the years but it’s not very often we have heard of them being used for transporting Wine Cabinets though. That’s exactly what happened the other day when we were asked to supply a… Read More

Ramp for Freestanding Wine Cabinets

Ramp for Freestanding Wine Cabinets We had an unusual request today from a company who supplies Freestanding Wine Cabinets They wanted a ramp to make it easier to get the cabinets in and out of their showroom which has a 15cm step which they didn’t want to bump their trolley up or down on as… Read More



© 2017 Access Appraisals Ltd. Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36 5AB
Registered in England & Wales. Company no. 04537420, VAT no. 812494925