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Landscaper for Wheelchair Access Route

When people think about wheelchair access routes they tend to think about wheelchair ramps.

We are going to let you in to a little secret though – It is often far simpler, far less work and far cheaper to treat disabled access routes as landscaping projects rather than building projects or wheelchair ramp projects.

People tend to try and put in a short a ramp as possible when in fact having a longer, shallower gradient can work out far better.

The reasoning behind this is that once a slope has a gradient steeper than 1:20 it is classed as a ramp, where as, if you can keep the gradient no steeper than 1:20 it is classed as gently sloping.

If classed as a ramp the regulations become a lot stricter and you may have to incorporate handrails, guarding, edge upstands, landing platforms, etc.

If classed as gently sloping, all you effectively have to do is create a longer, shallower gradient path.

If you have been tasked with the problem of providing wheelchair access or disabled access to a property call on Thomas Contracting to discus having a gently sloping path rather than a wheelchair ramp, you may find it far simpler to incorporate the path in to a new patio.

If you are in the Gloucestershire, North Cotswolds, South Warwickshire area and require a local groundwork company visit our Groundwork Contractors section or phone us on 07710 411 856

Disabled access route
wheelchair ramp alternative

Thomas Contracting provide groundwork services, landscaping services and mini digger and driver services throughout South Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds.

South Warwickshire - Brailes, Ilmington, Mickleton, Shipston-on-Stour and surrounding villages.
Gloucestershire - Batsford, Bibury, Blockley, Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Campden, Cotswold, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Snowshill, The Slaughters, Winchcombe and surrounding villages.
North Oxfordshire - Chadlington, Charlbury, Churchill, Chipping Norton, Deddington, Great Rollright, Kingham and surrounding villages of The North Cotswolds.

Thomas Contracting,
7 Berrington Road,
Chipping Campden,
GL55 6JA
01386 841 642

07710 411 856
Thomas Contracting