diagramHousing Modifications



New Zealand Standards 4121:2001


The New Zealand Standards Design for Access and Mobility - Buildings and Associated Facilities is available free to download.This information may be of use to architects, designers and builders.



BRANZ - Homes without Barriers


This book provides diagrams and illustrations which show modifications e.g. ramp construction and bathroom adaptations to homes for diasabled and older people.



LifeLong Design - Enable New Zealand


Lifelong Design means having a home which is adaptable if there is a change in your needs eg: Due to mobility and Health changes or to allow you to stay in your own home as you age. Phone: 0800 36 22 53 


 Click here for Ministry of Health Housing Modifications Information Sheet


Grab Rails


Aspire Canterbury stocks Grab Rails - click here to connect to the Aspire Shop




Aspire Canterbury hires out temporary portable ramps - Click here to connect to the Aspire Hire Page.  If you are looking for someone to build a ramp or undertake work within your home to make it safter or more accessible you may wish to view the Enable NZ  where there are lists of contractors who Enable NZ use and are aware of all regulations and products suitable for construction of ramps etc. Contractors Consultants and Housing Advisors List Enable NZ


Smoke Alarms for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People


Information from the New Zealand Fire Service on the Emergency TXT service and smoke alarms


Home Support and Maintenance Service


If you are over 60 and are looking for handymen or tradesmen to undertake work in your home or garden you may wish to contact Age Concern Canterbury Home Support Services P: 03 366 0903. All service providers have been Police checked and are interviewed by staff members before initial referrals are made. Hourly rates are applied.






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