Building a home for a wheelchair user:

A builder’s perspective

Twostoreyframeand housesSam’s story. As part of my PhD research project I interviewed a family member who built a home for a relative who uses a wheelchair. It transpired he was also a builder. The interview shows that being a builder with a family member with a disability does not always make for a better understanding of where regulations apply and where they do not. It also shows how misunderstood the whole area of accessibility, public domain standards and housing design can get mixed up. This is Sam’s story – the fifth and last in the series of house building stories.

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Jane Bringolf, Website Editor

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