Lifetime Homes Design Guide

The Lifetime Homes Design Guide was published in November 2011.

The guide describes the design requirements for accessible homes that will meet the differing and changing needs of households as they experience life events. The guide gives the technical specification and guidance on the Lifetime Homes Standard. The design guide will help provide design solutions that can meet the broadest range of housing need and will enable simple and cost-saving adaptations in the future.

The Lifetime Homes Design Guide is published by IHS BRE press and written by Chris Goodman, Design and Development Manager at Habinteg Housing Association. The design guide is £35.00, plus postage and packing, and can be ordered from this website using Paypal. Please note that you do not have to create an account to complete your purchase.

Front cover of Lifetime Homes Design GuideTo order a copy of the Guide, please use the paypal buttons below to complete an online order.

Please note that we cannot post overseas. If you need the publication but are located outside the UK, contact us. Or you can purchase a downloadable version from our publisher.

We also offer consultancy and advice on implementing the Lifetime Homes criteria. If your enquiry is of a general nature please email or for a quotation for consultancy please phone 020 7822 8232.

Note: You may also wish to consult our briefing on Accessible Housing Standards (2015 rev. 2016), which compares the technical specification provided in the 2015 Building Regulations M4 (2), ‘accessible, adaptable dwellings’ with the sixteen design criteria set out in its predecessor, the Lifetime Homes Standard (2011).

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