Lifetime homes – an opportunity not to be missed

Techtalk | Straff Cooke, Technical Director, Mila

Walking around the FIT Show, I was struck by how many products are now being marketed as achieving the ‘Lifetime Homes’ standard.  This is the standard which aims to make sure that a home being built today will continue to be convenient for a wide range of occupants, which can include young families, wheelchair users and the elderly.

It’s more demanding than Part M of the Building Regulations which only covers accessibility of buildings; and it addresses future adaptability and design features to make a home flexible enough to meet the changing needs of occupants at different stages of their lives as well as the needs of any future occupants. Continue reading…