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Ramp for scooter.

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Disability Money Matters
I am just about at the end of my journey to get a mobility scooter.
Now I need to get a ramp to get the said scooter in & out of my house.
I have one step to get in & out of my house.
Can any one offer any help or advice.
Thanks :)
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  • B_G_BB_G_B Forumite
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    I bought one from these people, for getting my manual wheelchair in and out of the house. VAT exempt and delivered.
    https://www.theramppeople.co.uk
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    B_G_B wrote: »
    I bought one from these people, for getting my manual wheelchair in and out of the house. VAT exempt and delivered.
    https://www.theramppeople.co.uk

    Thank you 😊
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
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    I would make sure that you get the gradient right. Its tempting to save money and go for a shorter but steeper one. However if you get it wrong and its too steep then you may find you damage it or yourself.

    You can work it out here. Just put in the height of the step and the length of ramp you are considering.

    https://www.independent4life.co.uk/ramp-calculator-new/

    They normally say you shouldn't go less than 1:6 but its not always practical.
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    mrcol1000 wrote: »
    I would make sure that you get the gradient right. Its tempting to save money and go for a shorter but steeper one. However if you get it wrong and its too steep then you may find you damage it or yourself.

    You can work it out here. Just put in the height of the step and the length of ramp you are considering.

    https://www.independent4life.co.uk/ramp-calculator-new/

    They normally say you shouldn't go less than 1:6 but its not always practical.

    Thanks a lot for this.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
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    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
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  • D_M_ED_M_E Forumite
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    Consider asking a local carpenter how much would it cost to make you a wooden ramp - could be cheaper than buying one.

    Or if you know a handyman or have a realative who likes DIY ask if they could construct one for you out of a couple of bags of readymix.
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    D_M_E wrote: »
    Consider asking a local carpenter how much would it cost to make you a wooden ramp - could be cheaper than buying one.

    Or if you know a handyman or have a realative who likes DIY ask if they could construct one for you out of a couple of bags of readymix.

    Thank you :)
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **
    MFW. 9 months to go. B)
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • 50Twuncle50Twuncle Forumite
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    D_M_E wrote: »
    Consider asking a local carpenter how much would it cost to make you a wooden ramp - could be cheaper than buying one.

    Or if you know a handyman or have a realative who likes DIY ask if they could construct one for you out of a couple of bags of readymix.


    Thats exactly what I did a couple of years ago (timber) - cost less than £30

    It is sturdy and will last for years - the downside is the weight - it is considerably heavier than an alloy one !
    Things may (or may not) get better
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    50Twuncle wrote: »
    Thats exactly what I did a couple of years ago (timber) - cost less than £30

    It is sturdy and will last for years - the downside is the weight - it is considerably heavier than an alloy one !

    Thank you :)
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **
    MFW. 9 months to go. B)
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
  • I phoned the local timber company and they made me two wooden ramps, AND the man who cut them delivered to my house because it was on his way home AND he refused any money for the ramps.
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    SixtiesGal wrote: »
    I phoned the local timber company and they made me two wooden ramps, AND the man who cut them delivered to my house because it was on his way home AND he refused any money for the ramps.

    That's amazing :T
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~**
    **Weight loss 2 stone 2 lbs **
    MFW. 9 months to go. B)
    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger. ***Be the difference.***
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