Handicap Friendly Homes Fairhaven MA

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in Fairhaven, MA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to wheelchair services, wheelchair lifts, wheelchair ramps as well as information and content on wheelchair and handicap services.

David M. Silveira
South Coast Architecture
774.202.4868
34 Slocum Farm Drive
Dartmouth, MA
 
Dave Kramer
Verticals and More
617-947-6937
108 Margaret Rd.
East Taunton, MA
 
Delgado Kitchen
(508) 992-6025
279 Rivet St
New Bedford, MA
 
Medeiros Home Improvement
(508) 997-1638
1368 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford, MA
 
Breault & Son Home Improvement
(508) 994-3144
110 Madeira Ave
New Bedford, MA
 
Dennis Crowley
Dennis D. Crowley Building and Remodeling
508 291 4902
388 Main Street
Wareham, MA
 
Windows Plus Home Improvement
(508) 999-6947
10 Nye St
New Bedford, MA
 
Fontes Home Improvements
(508) 991-5047
178 Grinnell St
New Bedford, MA
 
Brilliant Home Repair Services
(508) 858-5618
113 Clark St
New Bedford, MA
 
Mourao'S Construction
(508) 999-2639
274 Church St
New Bedford, MA
 

House Accessibility: Part 1

Make your home friendly by making it handicap and wheelchair accessible; allowing one to enter and move around without any of the obstacles such as steps and narrow doors. Improving your residence’s accessibility is a whole house remodeling; making the entry, bathrooms, bedrooms, family rooms and kitchen all wheelchair accessible. Be sure to discuss with your remodeling professional your specific needs, so your plans are adjusted to suit the accessibility requirements and physical limitations affecting your household.

The first accessibility consideration should be your entryway. Which entryway should be accessible by what transportation? Work with your home improvement specialist to ensure ample space for wheelchair or walker mobility as well as a clear path to the entry way. Depending on design, weather, or existing building conditions different building materials may be used.

Aluminum wheelchair ramps or concrete are preferred due to their stability and texture; however, wood can be used if treated, constantly maintained and slip resistance measures are employed. If a ramp is too large for your space, consider a vertical lift to achieve accessibility between formerly impassable elevation changes.
Consult your general contractor and local accessibility code for specifics. Some important minimum measurements and formulas for wheelchair ramps consideration are:
-  Maximum slope of a wheelchair ramp should be 1" of rise for each 12" of run.
-  The maximum rise for any run is 30". The maximum run 30'.
-  The minimum inside clear width of a ramp should be 36".
-  Landings must be provided at the top and bottom of each run.
-  The landing should be at least as wide as the ramp, and a minimum of 60" in length.
-  Handrails must be provided on both sides of the ramp, between 30" and 38" above the ramp surface.

The 36” measurement is frequently cited as the size of an opening. Speak with a remodeling and accessibili...

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