Ramp it up

Part of the plans of the extension was a ramp off the deck. Although we have two sets of broad steps a ramp just makes moving furniture etc so much easier. Also gives access to our elderly neighbours.

I decided to make it about 5 meters long  and 1 meter wide with a support saddle at the low end, one near the top where it changed width to go around a rock gabion and then supported at the deck as well. After welding the saddles and concreting them in I laid three 150mm C sections down and fixed them. On top of this I screwed down some left over futurewood decking to match the deck. When building the saddles I had made provision for uprights for a hand rail. These are bolted in and the bannister bolted to these. This is so I can easily remove the whole thing for painting in sections or if I need to move larger objects up the ramp.

Photos tell a thousand words

before the ramp

before the ramp

ramp landing

ramp landing

 

ramp under construction

ramp under construction

handrail in position

handrail in position

finished ramp

finished ramp

ramp and step area completed

ramp and step area completed

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2 thoughts on “Ramp it up

  1. Hello, We are building a shack in the Central Highlands and I have been getting a lot of help from your research, especially with sourcing things locally. We also visited your place on one of the Sustainable House days. We know all about renovating because we have done it ourselves, but this time we are hoping to make it more of an eco build. Anyway, thanks for all of your helpful info.

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