What is a threshold ramp?
Threshold ramps are simple ramp solutions to allow users to navigate through doorways, curbs and over low heights. They are made with a safe gradient to be used with manual and electric wheelchairs.
What heights are they available in?
The ramps are available from 4mm to 177mm high in our rubber range.
What widths are available?
All metric options are 1000mm wide whereas the imperial options are 1105mm or 900mm wide.
What is the difference between the metric range and imperial range?
The metric range is designed for lower heights, and it is made with a 1:10 gradient. The imperial range are higher and slightly steeper with sloped edges.
How do you select the height of the ramp you need?
Measure the vertical height of the threshold, then it is as simple as selecting a ramp that is the same as (or as close as possible to) the threshold height.
Can they be customised?
The Ramp Factory rubber ramps cannot be customised; however, they can be cut down width ways once received using a saw or knife.
How do I keep the ramps clean?
You should only use well-diluted washing up liquid with water - as rubber is a natural product chemical could cause a reaction.
Do the rubber ramps smell?
The natural smell of rubber will fade after a few days of fresh air. To assist with removing the smell you can wipe the surface with a damp cloth.
How portable are they?
The ramps are fairly heavy as they are made from solid rubber so ideally they should be left in place semi-permanently. They are waterproof so can also be left outside in all weathers. For more lightweight, portable solutions we would instead recommend viewing our fibreglass wedge ramps or ffolding wheelchair ramps.
Can they be purchased 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.