Wheelchair access in to garden

MouldyOldDough
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We own our own home and have recently paid huge sums of money to build a downstairs accessible wet-room with associated access slope outside. However I STILL AM UNABLE to leave the property in my electric wheelchair - due to a step from the patio (level) to the drive (sloping away from the entrance gate in 2 planes !!)
There is a 2 inch step at one side and that increases to 4 inches at the other end of the gate on to concrete - as well as sloping AWAY from the gate - hope that is clear ?
So a metal (or other material) ramp will not help
Any clever ideas to help  - welcome

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  • pmartin86
    pmartin86 Posts: 750
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    I suspect in this case a picture would paint a thousand words..
  • MouldyOldDough
    MouldyOldDough Posts: 1,650
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    pmartin86 said:
    I suspect in this case a picture would paint a thousand words..

    Yes - I thought as much
    I will give it a try tomorrow - but my mobility is not very good
    When I said "in two planes" - I meant sloping away from the gate in two directions
  • CliveOfIndia
    CliveOfIndia Posts: 1,187
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    Would it not be possible to construct a concrete ramp?  This could relatively easily be constructed with slopes in the correct directions to allow access (it may well not be a DIY job, but it's shouldn't be difficult for any half-decent builder).
  • stuart45
    stuart45 Posts: 3,820
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    I would have thought concrete as well, as it can be trowelled to different levels and shapes.
  • Ganga
    Ganga Posts: 4,039
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    stuart45 said:
    I would have thought concrete as well, as it can be trowelled to different levels and shapes.
    Agree and it can have a textured finish to overcome the weather ( ice and snow )
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
  • MouldyOldDough
    MouldyOldDough Posts: 1,650
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    I have found a company who sell solid rubber sloping mats - up to several inches in thickness
    I asked them whether they could modify one - to fit my needs (chamfered in two planes) and they told me that they couldn't advise me how this could be done..
    Any suggestions ?
  • grumbler
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    Again, it would be nice to have photo. Can't you ask anybody to take it for you?
    I don't see any problem with sowing rubber even with a hand saw, not to mention electric tools, but I agree with the above comments that concrete can be a simpler and cheaper option.
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