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Accessible Housing for Wheelchair Users

Accessible Housing For Wheelchair Users • Turning circle of 1.5m (NB. measurement also applicable to turning circles throughout house) clear of the door swing minimum t open through 90°+ diameter must Doors 1.5m Adequate clear space each side of a double bed and one side of a single bed and between the bed and any furniture unit • Adjustable height bed required wheelchairs. Flat thresholds between rooms. • Doors should swing beyond 90 degrees Radiators should be out of the way of turning space • Maximum basin hot water temp: 41°C • Taps should be single lever mixer type • Basin should have a shallow fronted bowl and be of adjustable height 41°c Max basin temp Low pile carpet in order to avoid traction issues • Throw rugs not recommended as they can shift Extra room with space to store wheelchairs and equipment such as a FES bike Showerhead should be fitted on a sliding bar so it can be used seated or standing. Maximum shower temp: 43°C 43°c Max shower temp 1500mm 90°+ 1.5m 90°+ 1000mm+ • Sufficient garage space for safe transfers Shower could have a wall fixed shower seat The garage should have an internal door to the house to avoid wheelchair users getting wet or being exposed to low temperatures during transfer in and out of car with backrest. • Shower tray should be flush with the floor. Suitable drainage and non-slip tiles or slip-resistant covering on the floor. • Surfaces should have rounded, not sharp edges Hallways should be at least 1.5m wide for standard wheelchairs Side-by-side refrigerator should be used Carousel shelf units for access to corner base units Electronic lighting control and climate control systems throughout the house • Ideally surfaces and kitchen sink should be of adjustable height Measurements such as transfer space are specific to different ability and as such have not been included in this infographic. For specific information and guidance on measurements, consult directly with an architect and occupational therapist. osbornes Solicitors LLP n turning circle for standard v

Accessible Housing for Wheelchair Users

shared by Osbornes on Feb 14
We have mapped the numerous considerations that must be made when making alterations to your home for a wheelchair user


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