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How to build a sliding ramp for stairs?

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How to build a sliding ramp for stairs?

Have this set of steep stairs that I don't want to bring cartons or boxes up and down, thinking of getting a handyman to install a foldout plank of timber / steel (so when it's needed i could just unfold it), I will basically have the plank installed as a slope (remove the handrail and put this slope in place) but not sure mechanically what could help it fold and unfold. It will need to be sturdy to hold at least 40kg parcels. Any suggestions. Actually come to think of it, maybe the cheapest option is to just get a wheelchair ramp and just put it on the set of steps - image attached - wheelchair.png

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Re: sliding plank for cartons and parcels

Hi @Quachy,


Thank you for your question.


I'd suggest that a folding accessibility ramp such as these from our Marketplace providers would be a good option for you.

Please note that these products are unavailable in-store and must be ordered online.


Let me know if you have any further questions.




Kind of a Big Deal

Re: How to build a sliding ramp for stairs?

Hi @Quachy 


As a foolish man I built a wheelchair ramp for myself a while back based on "that'll do!" without considering gradients. Nearly killed myself.



That gradient in the photo above looks amazingly steep and outside the standards above.



How many steps are you wanting to bypass?

Thoughts on how to attach the ramp?


"remove the handrail"


Why the need to remove the rail?

Any chance of some photos of the area?




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