Wheelchair ramps which fold up, making them easy to transport, install or remove as required. Essential Aids folding ramps are available in numerous sizes in order to cater for different gradients on tasks. Most of our folding ramps are also 'suitcase ramps'. This means they not only fold, but also fix in the folded position and come with a handle in the centre. This allows the two parts to be easily carried in a similar way to a suitcase. Aluminium folding ramps make up the majority of the items in this section.
Wheelchair ramps which fold up, making them easy to transport, install or remove as required. Essential Aids folding ramps are available in numerous sizes in order to cater for different gradients on tasks.
Ramps which fold down from their full size, making them easier to lay out and fold back up again for storage or transportation.
These portable ramps are available from 2ft in length right up to 8ft.
This page only has folding ramps suitable for wheelchairs.
As wheelchairs are substantial mobility aids, they require robust ramps in many situations.
This might be to overcome door thresholds, steps or to navigate loading on to vehicles.
People who use wheeled mobility aids may use folding ramps around the home, in the garden, or out and about to ensure access.
A 'suitcase' ramp is one with two connected sections with hinges down the middle.
This is the most common kind of folding ramp.
It also has handles which, when the two sections are folded together, act as the handle of the 'suitcase'.
This design means that it effectively halves in size when folded up, making it easy to move, transport or store.
Similar to the standard suitcase ramp but which fold-out long-ways as well as sideways.
This means a larger ramp collapses down to a more manageable size when not in use.
For commercial premises where a ramp is going to be needed on a regular basis, bespoke fixed ramps are still common.
Telescopic wheelchair ramps - in terms of portable ramps which compress in size, the main choice is between the folding ramps mentioned here and 'telescopic' varieties.
These versions, sometimes called 'channel' ramps, are usually two separate ramps which are placed alongside each other.
They need to be spaced correctly to accommodate the wheels on either side of the wheelchair.
This style of ramp creates two 'channels' with raised edges, preventing the chair's wheels from rolling off the side.
Like folding versions, telescopic wheelchair ramps have the advantage of compressing to a much smaller size than at their full extension.
Each ramp has two or three telescopic sections which slide into each other when not in use.
This means they are economical for space and can be stored or transported with ease.
Many telescopic ramps come with a carry case.
This innovative design provides an alternative to fold-up or telescopic ramps.
The 'roll-up' ramp has multiple interlocking sections which can be rolled up like a newspaper when not in use.
This means it is easy to carry and can be rolled-out for use in a matter of seconds.
Despite its lightweight nature, it is robust and has a weight capacity of 28 stone.
These are not long ramps at around a metre in length, but they are convenient for small obstacles.
Because they need to be light in weight and portable, our ramps are made from aluminium.
Not only is it non-corrosive, but it is also rigid and strong, making it an ideal material for modern requirements.