Ramp plans - Building wheel chair ramps with blueprints
One approach to putting in a wheelchair ramp is to build your own. There
are disability service contractors available though out the country, who
can help you to construct a wooden ramp, and this service is available
online. Another alternative is to access ramp plans online from
www.wheelchairramp.org. This site, through Metropolitan Center for Independent
Living, publishes modular ramp plan blueprints for manual and power chair
Blueprints for planning and constructing modular
What can you get by planning your own ramp versus buying a ramp that
will only require simple assembly construction? First of all, you get
wood vs. the typical aluminum ramp; and while both choices have there
strengths, a wood incline ramp with railing blends in well aesthetically
to many home entrances and landscapes.
If you decide to hire a builder or carpenter on your own, be sure that
you provide him with guidelines for ramp construction: the plans! You
want to make sure that the handicap ramp construction is both safe and
usable for you.
Some basic planning considerations:
Are codes and permits necessary to build a ramp? Check with your building
code office in your community. Build the proper width ramp for your wheelchair.
Accessible Home Design: Architectural Solutions for the Wheelchair
Accessible home projects have always involved intricate planning
and design, but their construction is often compromised because
builders are unfamiliar with the specialized concepts and techniques.
The need for expert information on this area of design is critical,
and in response, PVA offers this revised and expanded second edition
of Accessible Home Design.
Modular ramps for entryway access
Wheel chair ramps - keeping you mobile!