Wheelchair housing design guide (Ep) 2006

Stephen Thorpe

Wheelchair housing design guide (Ep)

Comprehensive guidance on designing inclusive housing environments - Detailed guidance on layout and features of homes for people in wheelchairs- Gives detailed guidance on design of homes of people in wheelchairs- Covers inclusive design principles for lifetime homes This second edition explains how to design and detail a home that is fully manageable by wheelchair users and maximises their independence.

This activity-based guide: discusses design considerations, requirements and recommendations for various activities carried out within the home; provides design solutions and good practice examples of how to comply with the building accessibility regulations in BS 8300 and Building Regulations Part M; reflects and promotes the values and principles of existing strategies for social inclusion; promotes the long-term cost benefits of designing to wheelchair accessibility standards; includes over 150 detailed diagrams.

Contents: Foreword by Bert Massie, Disability Rights Commission Preface by Jon Rouse, Housing Corporation Background Acknowledgements Introduction- Format- Scope- Basis- Adaptations- Legislation and Standards Design for wheelchairs- Basic design considerations- Outline of design guidance- Notes for designers- Using a wheelchair- Dimensions and conventions in this guide Technical sections- Moving around outside- Using outdoor spaces- Approaching the home- Negotiating the entrance door- Entering and leaving; dealing with callers- Negotiating the secondary door- Moving around inside; storing things- Moving between levels within the dwelling- Using living spaces- Using the kitchen- Using the bathroom- Using bedrooms- Operating doors- Operating windows- Controlling services Appendices: Summary of requirements Checklist of best practice Bibliography and other sources of information.


Paperback: 124 pages Publisher: IHS BRE Press; 2nd ed edition (11 Mar. 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 1860818978 ISBN-13: 978-1860818974

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