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.

Click here to access standards.

 

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.

Click here for a link to the BRANZ web site.

 

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

 

Ramps

 

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 website:   http://www.disabilityfunding.co.nz/house-modifications/housing-contractors where there are lists of contractors who Enable NZ use and are aware of all regulations and products suitable for construction of ramps ets.

 

Smoke Alarms for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People

 

Click here for information (and translated sign language) from the New Zealand Fire Service

 

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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