Search Search Site Search Go. This guide provides all the information you need to design good quality, wheelchair accessible housing. ICD Buy these items together. Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment Part 1 BS This guide provides all the information you need to design good quality, wheelchair accessible housing. About the Author Habinteg Habinteg is a housing association with a xesign vision. Post a Review You need to be hsbinteg in to post a review Your Name: It is now available for pre-order online.
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This guide provides all the information you need to design good quality, wheelchair accessible housing. Filled with practical advice, insightful design considerations and clear explanations, it has been specifically designed to complement the Building Regulations, giving practical guidance on implementation of Approved Document M4 Category 3 — the wheelchair accessible standard.
Detailed good practice recommendations and design features are also given for those looking to surpass the minimum standard. This comprehensive resource has been produced with expert contributions from the Centre for Accessible Environments CAE and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section — Housing, along with input from a cross-section of experts including building control, architects, developers and other housing professionals.
Following its and editions the new page volume is an essential update, and aims to encourage us all to consider the holistic impacts of accessible housing during all stages of the design process. There is a growing need for wheelchair accessible housing, and high quality design is important across the spectrum. The benefits to the individuals and families are invaluable, whatever the tenure.
The clear explanations and the reasoning behind the technical standards will help practitioners gain a better understanding of how to maximise the independence of residents — and will be particularly useful to those who wish to go beyond basic minimum standards and help create inclusive and cohesive communities. Our future depends on an equal and fair society — the provision of more accessible homes is fundamental to achieving this.
The guide is dedicated to the memory of the late Sir Bert Massie, former Habinteg tenant and Board member and Chair of the Disability Rights Commission, who lent his voice so willingly to the call for more accessible homes. To order the guide, go to www. For more information please contact Christina McGill on or cmgill habinteg.
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