Bridge Ramps FAQs
Are the bridge ramps suitable for all wheelchairs?
Our bridge ramps are only suitable for manual wheelchairs. As electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters have low ground clearance the bottom of the wheelchair can catch and become stuck on the bridge ramps. In this case we would recommend our drive-in ramps or rubber threshold ramps on either side of the threshold for electric wheelchair and mobility scooters.
How wide are the ramps?
The majority of our bridge ramps are 70cm wide which makes them wide enough for manual wheelchairs and narrow enough to fit in a standard door frame.
Where can they be used?
We recommend using bridge ramps with thresholds with even heights on each side otherwise the ramp would be higher on one side than the other. This makes them difficult to use and the ramp may move during use. For thresholds with uneven surfaces, we would recommend using our rubber threshold ramps on either side, the fibreglass threshold ramp, our drive in ramps or our adjustable threshold ramp with entry plate.
Can the ramp be left in place?
As these ramps are mostly used in doorways, they cannot be left in place as you would be unable to close the door. Our folding drive in ramps and our adjustable threshold ramps with entry kit can be left in place.
How can I make sure the ramp clears the threshold?
The fibreglass and bridge threshold ramps up to 75mm have legs to prevent the ramp touching the threshold. Our other bridge ramps may flex when in use and touch the threshold so we would recommend making sure your doorway is suitable before purchasing the ramps.
Can I purchase these ramps VAT exempt?
Yes, all of The Ramp Factory wheelchairs ramps can be purchased VAT exempt for qualifying individuals and charities. They can also be purchased VAT exempt if you are ordering on behalf of a disabled user. At the checkout stage there is a VAT exemption section – we simply require the name of the user and their disability or the charity name and registered charity number.