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WHEELCHAIR ACCESS RAMP CASE STUDY

our home is the one place where you should feel safe and comfortable, and this is especially the case if you’re someone who’s home requires wheelchair access. 

In this case study, we’ll examine how we installed a new FRP wheelchair access ramp to help solve one of our client’s home safety and accessibility issues.

The Problem

Recently, we were approached by a homeowner requiring assistance with the remediation of a poorly conceived and dangerous wheelchair access ramp.  

The current ramp had been built using traditional steel grating and was corroding badly.  In addition to the safety hazard presented by the corroding surface, the sharp edges on the steel were causing problems for wheelchair tyres (and the family dog!)

In short, it was a serious issue that needed fixing as quickly as possible!

The Solution

In order to install a wheelchair access ramp that would be as safe and practical as our client needed, we first worked with the owners to clear away all the degrading steelwork, leaving only the posts and handrails.  

The support frame for the ramp was then replaced with fully fabricated FRP Profiles that were bolted into place. This provided a perfect base for our FRP Minimesh grating to be laid and fixed down.  FRP Minimesh provides a surface with superior slip resistance with the benefit of being easily walked on in bare feet (or paws) – making it the ideal choice for this application.

The Result

We’re happy to report that our client now has a home that has safe and convenient wheelchair access thanks to the installation of our high-quality FRP wheelchair access ramp.

The finished ramp complies to all relevant Australian standards and all of the site work was completed in a day.

We really love coming up with innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions to problems like this. If you have an issue, just get in touch today to find out how we can help!

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