Handicap Friendly Homes Merrimack NH

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in Merrimack, NH. 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.

Jim Cullen
Freedom Advanced Electric, LLC
603-518-5105
138 Wayne Street
Manchester, NH
 
Robert Wall
Dracut Weatherproofing
978-815-5944
72 Cheever Ave.
Dracur, MA
 
Tim Shanahan
North East Roofing Contractors
978-423-6403
155 Middlesex Street
Lowell, MA
 
Mdl Bath & Kitchen Rfrbshng
6038679603
16 Seabee St
Bedford, NH

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Nadeau Rich & Sons Construction Inc
(603) 883-6549
78 Gillis St
Nashua, NH
 
Anthony Beaulieu
AGB Electric & Home Automation
617-201-6510
6 Ironwood Drive
Windham, NH
 
Eliezer Silva
Final Touch Painting
978-455-0495
390 Mammoth Road
Lowell, MA
 
Ed Buckingham
Colonial Home Design
978-692-0006
1 Dutchman Lane
Westford, MA
 
Boardwalk North
603-437-2500
24 Orchard View Drive
Londonderry, NH
 
Advent Home & Access
603-595-4466
315 Derry Rd
Huson, NH
 
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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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