Modular building ramps and steps are essential components for creating accessible and versatile spaces. Whether you’re designing a temporary event structure, a construction site, or a permanent facility, modular solutions offer flexibility, ease of installation, and compliance with accessibility regulations. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits, considerations, and installation tips for modular building ramps and steps.
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- Modular building ramps and steps are essential components for creating accessible and versatile spaces. Whether you’re designing a temporary event structure, a construction site, or a permanent facility, modular solutions offer flexibility, ease of installation, and compliance with accessibility regulations. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits, considerations, and installation tips for modular building ramps and steps.
- Benefits of Modular Building Ramps and Steps
- Considerations Before Installation
Benefits of Modular Building Ramps and Steps
- Accessibility: Modular ramps and steps provide a safe and accessible means of entry and exit for individuals with mobility challenges, ensuring inclusivity in your design.
- Flexibility: They can be easily adapted to various settings and needs, making them suitable for both temporary and permanent structures.
- Quick Installation: Modular components are designed for quick and easy installation, reducing construction time and costs.
- Customisation: These systems often allow for customisation in terms of size, colour, and design, ensuring they blend seamlessly with your overall aesthetic.
- Longevity: Our ramps are designed to last at least ten years and in practice should last for at least the life span of the modular building.
Considerations Before Installation
Before diving into the installation process, its good to consider the following factors:
- Regulations: Familiarise yourself with local building codes and accessibility regulations to ensure compliance, such as Building Regulations Document M in England & Wales, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the USA and the Building Standards technical handbook in Scotland. Other countries have different regulations however most countries follow the similar gradient regulations, why not have a look at our blog post on ramp gradients?
- Site Assessment: Evaluate your site to determine the ideal location and configuration for your modular buildings as well as the access points, utilising ramps and steps.
- Materials: Choose materials that suit your project’s requirements and environment. Common options include aluminium or steel. Timber and wooden options are not recommended by industry experts due to the ramps or steps potentially rotting prematurely, high levels of maintenance required as well as potential slip risks.
- Budget: Determine your budget for the project, including materials, labour, and any additional features like handrails.
Modular Buildings are installed quickly. The beauty of modular building ramps and steps is that they can also be installed extremely quickly, many systems only taking a matter of hours to complete with users being able to safely use the ramps and steps immediately. Ground works are often also kept to a minimum with a number of quick, yet effective solutions for soft ground, shingle, MOT Type 1, Tarmac and Concrete to name a few. Our team of high qualified engineers are able to also adapt systems on site if required.
Modular building ramps and steps offer an efficient and accessible solution for various construction and event needs. By understanding the benefits, considering key factors, and following proper installation practices, you can create safe and inclusive spaces that accommodate everyone. Whether it’s a temporary event or a permanent facility, modular solutions are a valuable addition to any project.
As one of the only truly British Ramp Manufacturers, Enable Access can assist you with your modular building access requirements. We have been building ramps for over 25 years and the team collectively have thousands of years of experience in finding solutions for our varied customer base.
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