How to Add ADA Railing to a Wooden Access Ramp

ADA Railing on Wooden Ramp

Wood is a very popular material for building accessibility ramps to businesses. The one problem with a wooden ramp is that the wood railings do not meet the ADA standard for handrail. ADA standards indicate that the railing must be made of round pipe so the railing can be easily gripped with the hand. Simplified Building has a great solution to this predicament. We've made it easy to add an ADA railing to a wooden access ramp with the use of our ADA modular fittings.

How Does the Railing System Work?

Our ADA railing fittings are easy to install. The fittings use a mechanical fastener instead of a weld which provides both modularity and durability. Because of the mechanical fastening, the railing can be installed on site by a contractor. With a few simple pipe cuts, an entire system can easily be configured and attached to a wooden access ramp. The system is also more durable than welded railing -- click here to see a complete explanation.

ADA Railing on Wooden Ramp

We Make it Easy for Contractors

The ADA Railing pictured above was built by Ryan from Crisfield, Maryland. The ramp and stairs were added to a modular classroom building that needed to be ADA accessible. Ryan found our railing system simple to use, and you can see that the finished rail turned out great.

One of the ways that we make things easier for contractors is by providing a complete system cost and list of materials based on your drawings. The process starts when you send us a description and dimensions for your project. We provide you with a quote for an ADA railing system to attach to the ramp. If you decide to purchase, we send all the fittings and pipe that you need directly to site.

If you would like to select your own fittings you can do that too! Check out our list of ADA handrail fittings and our design guide for more information on selecting your own fittings.

We do all kinds of ADA railings, so find out more about our systems here: ADA Handrail Systems


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