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Accessibility

Inclusive product solutions designed to improve accessibility and mobility both for those with a range of disabilities — as well as NZ's ageing population.

May 2020

Accessibility Solutions for Exterior Spaces

See how Outdure achieves a safe flush interior-outdoor surface level for a range of projects — from council footpath extensions and aged care facilities to family homes. 

Accessible Waste Management Systems

Accessible Waste Management Systems

Hideaway Bins have two core product features that enable their waste bin systems to be positioned in the optimum place for accessibility.

Specifying Hardware on Accessible Bathroom Doors

Specifying Hardware on Accessible Bathroom Doors

Considerations for specifying door hardware on accessible bathroom and shower doors to ensure compliance with the NZ standards and the NZBC.

A Modern Bathroomware Range that Combines Accessibility and Style

A Modern Bathroomware Range that Combines Accessibility and Style

Addesso Elevate toilet suites, basins and accessories meet accessible compliance while providing a friendly modern aesthetic.

Englefield Brings Innovation and Increased Safety to Showers

Englefield Brings Innovation and Increased Safety to Showers

New-generation anti-slip shower trays, for an ultra-safe showering experience — the latest release from one of New Zealand’s most trusted bathroom brands. 

The Importance of Incorporating Universal Design

The Importance of Incorporating Universal Design

Blum asks Lifemark some essential questions on Universal Design for accessibility.

How to Design E2 Compliant Level Access Building Entrances

How to Design E2 Compliant Level Access Building Entrances

Level threshold access to buildings is essential for disabled and elderly occupants. Allproof have multiple systems that address the key features set out in E2/AS1 7.3.2 and Figure 17B, providing fully compliant solutions.

Accessibility and Wellbeing for Door Openings: Access Solutions for Every Application

Accessibility and Wellbeing for Door Openings: Access Solutions for Every Application

dormakaba have a variety of door opening solutions to ensure unhindered building access for all visitors.

Increased Natural Daylight Ensures Safer Aged Care Environments

Increased Natural Daylight Ensures Safer Aged Care Environments

Reduce eye fatigue and falls by providing natural daylight with Solatube tubular skylights.

Affordable Accessibility Elevator Reflects Poshtel's Unique Style

Affordable Accessibility Elevator Reflects Poshtel's Unique Style

When the owners of Oamaru's boutique Poshtel needed a lift to meet their accessibility requirements, they wanted a solution that was realistically priced for a 16-room hotel while also enhancing the guest experience.

Sizing Entryways for Everyone

Sizing Entryways for Everyone

Making entranceways deeper ensures easier adjustment to changes in ambient light, and, in the case of wind lobbies, enough space for wheelchairs to navigate two sets of doors.

The Secret to an Accessible Living Space is in Joinery and Fittings

The Secret to an Accessible Living Space is in Joinery and Fittings

Creating an up-to-spec, accessible living space is as simple as paying attention to new product innovation in the joinery industry. 

Design More Accessible Spaces with PDL by Schneider Electric

Design More Accessible Spaces with PDL by Schneider Electric

Find out how PDL by Schneider Electric solutions can help increase accessibility in building and renovation projects.

Macdonald Industries Specialise in Accessible Commercial Bathroom Design

Macdonald Industries Specialise in Accessible Commercial Bathroom Design

Specifying the right products for accessible bathrooms is an important decision. MacDonald Industries' product range covers every requirement and will help ensure bathroom projects are safe, functional and meet NZS4121 standards.

Design for Accessibility with Cavity Sliders

Design for Accessibility with Cavity Sliders

A useable home needs to be designed to meet the changing needs of people of different ages and abilities.

Creating an Alternative to Level Entry Strip Drains

Creating an Alternative to Level Entry Strip Drains

Nurajacks help create a safe, seamless entry into homes and commercial buildings.

Stairwell Rain Screen Solution with Face Hung Fin System

Stairwell Rain Screen Solution with Face Hung Fin System

Unique concealed fin connection system enables aluminium fins to be integrated into balustrade system and facade.

Improve Accessibility with LRV, Resene Colour and Texture

Improve Accessibility with LRV, Resene Colour and Texture

Use of contrasting colours can help people use and navigate a space.

Making Aged Care Safety a Priority

Making Aged Care Safety a Priority

Polysafe Verona is one of 10 ranges in Polyflor's safety vinyl and was developed to meet the requirements of those living with dementia.

KerMac Accessible Toilet Cubicles

KerMac Accessible Toilet Cubicles

Most public and commercial bathrooms require an accessible toilet to be included in the layout. KerMac Industries provides accessible cubicles in all KerMac designs.

Speedfloor Offers Smart Level Entry Solutions

Speedfloor Offers Smart Level Entry Solutions

Speedfloor's prefabricated lightweight steel joist flooring can be supplied in different configurations to meet level entry requirements. 

Related feature topics:

Access and Flow

Solutions for entering, using and moving around apartment and office buildings.

Home Automation and Security

As our smartphones get smaller and our appetite for electronic solutions grows, we are also demanding more from it in our homes. In this edition we take a look at some of the products that can improve the security, accessibility or comfort of our homes.

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