Handicap Friendly Homes South Burlington VT

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in South Burlington, VT. 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.

Planet Hardwood
8024824404
401 Barber Rd.
St. George, VT

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Abode Contracting LLC
(802) 865-0697
41 Charlotte St
Burlington, VT
 
Celtic Roofing Inc
(802) 860-2043
195 Flynn Ave
Burlington, VT
 
Job Well Done, LLC
(413) 687-7913
366 Manhattan Dr.
Burlington, VT
 
Kitchen Crafters Inc The
(802) 879-9444
25 Cascade Ct
Essex Junction, VT
 
Chittenden Builders and Remodelers
8023105284
rte 7
charlotte, VT

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North County Construction
8024533457
196 Main St
Burlington, VT
Services
Home Renovation, Interior Painting, Drainage Systems, Foundation Repair, General Contractor
Years in Business
1981

Energy Alternatives
(802) 660-8698
76 Hayward St
Burlington, VT
 
Saniglaze
8027343319
83 Plateau Road
Williston, VT
Hours
Mon 08:30 AM-05:00 PM;Tue 08:30 AM-05:00 PM;Wed 08:30 AM-05:00 PM;Thu 08:30 AM-05:00 PM;Fri 08:30 AM

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Close To Home
802 861-3200
1364 Marshall Ave
Williston, VT
 
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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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