The Wheelchair Housing Design Guide explains how to design and detail a home that is fully manageable by wheelchair users and maximises their independence. This fully-updated, 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 and Building Regulations Part M; reflects and promotes the values and principles of existing strategies for social inclusion, and promotes the long-term cost benefits of designing to wheelchair accessibility standards.

chapter |3 pages


chapter |1 pages

Format of the guide

chapter 1|2 pages

Strategic site development

chapter 7|6 pages

Using living spaces

chapter 8|14 pages

Using the kitchen

chapter 9|8 pages


chapter 10|20 pages


chapter 12|6 pages

Services and controls

chapter 13|4 pages

Using outdoor spaces

chapter Appendix 1|3 pages

Appendices Furniture schedule

chapter Appendix 2|2 pages

Glossary of terms

chapter Appendix 3|1 pages

Legislation and technical standards

chapter Appendix 4|1 pages

Organisations and sources of information

chapter Appendix 5|3 pages