Accessible Housing

Accessible Housing

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qAccessible Housing considers the role and significance of house builders in influencing the design and construction of accessible housing that can meet the needs of disabled people. Its primary focus is the speculative house building process, and the construction of private (for sale) dwellings. The book describes and evaluates the socio-institutional political, and technical relations that underpin the design and construction of housing. These, so it is argued, shape builders' reluctance to design and construct housing that is flexible to accommodate variations in bodily needs and performance.q -- Book jacket.As she explained: I wanted under the surface free for my knees and that meant they werena#39;t going to make any real money, ... One of the main adjustments to the house made by Jenny is to ensure that electrical and gas meters, sockets and fuse boxes are accessible to her. ... This is the old scullery which Ia#39;ve decided not to change because Ia#39;ve set the house up to eliminate me needing to come in here anbsp;...

Title:Accessible Housing
Author:Robert Imrie
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2006


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