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Wheelchair Ramp Gradient Calculator

To help you find the length of wheelchair ramp required to produce a 1:8 or 1:12 gradient slope Access Appraisals Ltd. have created this simple little Wheelchair Ramp Gradient Calculator

How Steep Should Wheelchair Ramps Be*

1:6 (10°)** – Acceptable in some cases for short threshold ramps.

1:8 (8°)** – A useful balance between gradient and space, suitable for portable ramps in some assisted applications and events, etc.

1:12 (5°) – Often required by social services/local authorities. Minimum required by Part M of building regs for installed ramps.

1:15 (4°) – Sometimes required by social services/local authorities for independent access.

Wheelchair Ramp Calculator for 1:8 and 1:12 Gradients

To create a 1:8 gradient
Select height of step:
To create a 1:12 gradient
Select height of step:

Lightweight Portable Wheelchair Ramp

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