E-HOMES - Lifetime Homes

Internal Layout

Lifetime Homes standard 7

There should be space for turning a wheelchair in dining areas and sitting rooms, and adequate circulation space for wheelchair users elsewhere.

Diagram 7
Diagram 7

Lifetime Homes standard 8

The living room should be at entrance level.

Diagram 8
Diagram 8

Lifetime Homes standard 9

In houses of two or more storeys, there should be space on the entrance level that could be used as a convenient bed-space.


The entrance level bed-space can be used as a temporary measure, and is particularly useful if a person has a temporary impairment.

At least one entrance level room will generally have this capacity. All that is generally required is careful thought about the siting of switches and sockets.


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