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Adapted to be suitable for the elderly
Prepared to be suitable for the elderly
Ready
A1 Access without thresholds
A2 Sufficiently large
A3 Adaptable
A4 Attractive and safe
A5 Automation
A2
  • Balcony—usable area min. 3.0 m², min 170 cm × 235 cm
A1
  • Threshold max. 2 cm
A1
  • Floor prepared flush
A4
  • Movement area inside the dwelling min. 90 cm
A4
  • Windows prepared for sun blinds
  • Windows gripping and operating height 85-105 cm
  • Windows prepared for mech. and/or electr. opening/securing
  • Windows lower edge of glazing max. 60 cm
A4
  • Doors usable unobstructed width min. 80 cm
A4
  • Bath doors opening outwards
A2
  • Washbasin prepared for frontal approach
A3
  • WC 65-85 cm deep, prepared for lateral transfer
A2
  • Bath prepared to be adaptable, suitable for visiting wheelchair occupants, prepared for support grips and grab rails
A2
  • Bathtub/shower place (min 90 cm × 90 cm) prepared
A2
  • corridor width min. 120(90) cm
A2
  • Entrance/flat and lift doors min. 90 cm
A1
  • Lift 110(100)cm × 140(125)cm (as of 3 storeys) prepared
A2
  • Adequate orientation aids prepared
A4
  • Turning area outside the dwelling min. 120 cm × min. 120 cm
A3
  • 2nd handrail prepared
A3
  • Staircase: convenient, straight, natural ventilation/lighting, slope max. 18 cm, tread min. 27 cm
A4
  • Storage space 110/140 cm (walking aids) min. 1 space per 5 residential units
A4
  • Building entrance door, underground garage, door system prepared for automation
A2
  • Parking space width min. 250 cm prepared
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Ready defines the minimum requirements for a dwelling prepared to be suitable for the elderly. An attempt has been made here to take a balanced consideration of all aspects, in order to arrive at a minimum standard for rollators and wheelchairs which—unlike the DIN standard—can also be accepted by the free housing market. The flats are “suitable for visitors”. While the complete flat is not equipped to be suitable for wheelchairs according to the DIN standard, it has undergone simple structural preparations for a visitor in a wheelchair, e.g. doors of adequate width as far as the living-room and dining area, or the possibility of using the lavatory—even if the lavatory itself does not come up to DIN requirements.
Catalogue of measures
A1 Accesses without steps
With lift* or equiv., gen. as of 3 full storeys prepared*
Without offsets, thresholds, steps (standard case) preferably*
Offsets, half-round sills (exception) ≤ 2,0 cm
Accuracy requirements (incl. offsets) ≤ 0,4 cm
Tolerances finished dimensions (measuring distance up to 3.0 m) ≤ 2,4 cm
A2 Sufficiently large
Width of parking spaces for cars ≥ 2,50 m
Paths*, corridors—usable width ≥ 0,9*-1,2 m
Lift—car dimensions ≥ 1,00 × 1,25 m
Front doors, entrance doors to flats, travel shaft doors ≥ 0,90 m
Doors—usable unobstructed width ≥ 0,80 m
Turning areas outside the flat ≥ 1,20 × 1,20 m
Movement areas inside the flat ≥ 0,90 × 1,20 m
Adaptable bathroom—suitable for visitors* ≥ 1,70 × 2,35 m
Balcony—usable area*, depth ≥ 1.2 m* ≥ 3,5 qm
Adjoining/storage room—inside the flat ≥ 0,60 × 1,20 m
Walk-in shower*, min. usable area plus MA ≥ 0,9 × 0,9 m
Washbasin (w × d) preferably* ≈ 50 × 40 cm
A3 Adaptable as required
Parking spaces for cars* prepared*
2nd handrail* prepared*
Adaptable bathroom—suitable for wheelchair visitors*
Bathtub* prepared*
WC 65-80 cm deep and/or MA for lateral transfer prepared*
Washbasin—frontal approach* prepared*
Support grips and grab rails* prepared*
A4 Attractive and safe
Storage spaces* (walking aids, scooters inter alia) ≥ 1.10 × 1.40 m 1 per 5 RU
Force required (assisted closing functions doors) demonstrably ≤ 50 N
Gradient (ramps, walking and/or parking areas) ≤ 12%*
Staircase gradient (max. rise/min. going) ≤ 18/27 cm
Handrails with good grip (cf. ISO), not interrupted Ø 2,5-4,5 cm
Gripping and operating height (axial dimension) 85-105 cm
Windows individual rooms (bottom edge glazing) preferably* ≤ 60 cm
Windows with mech. and/or electr. opening/securing prepared*
Bathroom access—door opening outwards
Adequate orientation (contrasting design) prepared*
A5 Automation
Automatic door closing system and/or radio-controlled prepared*
Automatic door drives prepared*
Sun blinds* prepared*
Ready Plus
A1 Access without thresholds
A2 Sufficiently large
A3 Adaptable
A4 Attractive and safe
A5 Automation
A2
  • Balcony—usable area min. 5 m², min 180 × 235 cm
A1
  • Threshold max. 1.0 cm
A1
  • Floor prepared flush
A4
  • Movement area inside the dwelling min. 120 cm × 120 cm
A4
  • Windows sun blinds prepared
  • Windows gripping and operating height 85-105 cm
  • Windows mech. and/or electr. opening/securing
  • Windows lower edge of glazing max. 50cm
A4
  • Doors usable unobstructed width min. 80 cm
A4
  • Bath doors opening outwards
A2
  • Washbasin—frontal approach 60/55 cm prepared
A3
  • WC 65-85cm deep, prepared for lateral transfer
A2
  • Bathroom prepared to be adaptable, suitable for visiting wheelchair occupants
A1
  • Bathtub/shower place (min 90×120cm) prepared
A2
  • Corridor width min. 120 cm
A2
  • Entrance/flat and lift doors min. 90 cm
A1
  • Lift 110 cm × 140 cm
A4
  • Adequate orientation aids prepared
A2
  • Turning area outside the dwelling min. 140 cm × min. 170 cm
A3
  • 2nd handrail
A4
  • Handrail 3.0-4.0 cm
A3
  • Staircase: convenient, straight, natural ventilation/lighting, slope max. 17 cm, tread min. 29 cm
A4
  • Storage space 110/140 cm (walking aids) min. 1 space per 3 residential units
A4
  • Building entrance door, underground garage, door system prepared for automation
A2
  • Parking space width min. 275 cm prepared
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Ready Plus defines the recommended level of equipment and furnishing for each dwelling. Taking into account the benefit, effort and expense, the “standard” level offers a balanced possibility of making full use of the whole flat with a rollator and, after the conversion, with a wheelchair. In this respect, there are a small number of aspects where we do not go so far as the DIN standard, but on the other hand, there are also some aspects where we require more – to suit the elderly (e.g. very convenient staircases with handrails on both sides).
Catalogue of measures
A1 Accesses without steps
With lift* or equiv., gen. as of 3 full storeys
Without offsets, thresholds, steps (standard case) preferably*
Offsets, half-round sills (exception) ≤ 1,5 cm
Accuracy requirements (incl. offsets) ≤ 0,2 cm
Tolerances finished dimensions (measuring distance up to 3.0 m) ≤ 2,0 cm
A2 Sufficiently large
Width of parking spaces for cars ≥ 2,75 m
Paths*, corridors—usable width ≥ 1,2 m
Lift—car dimensions ≥ 1,10 × 1,45 m
Front doors, entrance doors to flats, travel shaft doors ≥ 0,90 m
Doors—usable unobstructed width ≥ 0,80 m
Turning areas outside the flat ≥ 1,40 × 1,70 m
Movement areas inside the flat ≥ 1,20 × 1,20 m
Adaptable bathroom—suitable for visitors* ≥ 1,80 × 2,35 m
Balcony—usable area*, depth ≥ 1.2 m* ≥ 5 qm
Adjoining/storage room—inside the flat ≥ 1,50 × 1,85 m
Walk-in shower*, min. usable area plus MA ≥ 0,9 × 1,2 m
Washbasin (w × d) preferably* ≈ 60 × 55 cm
A3 Adaptable as required
Parking spaces for cars* prepared*
2nd handrail*
Adaptable bathroom—suitable for wheelchair visitors*
Bathtub* prepared*
WC 65-80 cm deep and/or MA for lateral transfer prepared*
Washbasin—frontal approach* prepared*
Support grips and grab rails* prepared*
A4 Attractive and safe
Storage spaces* (walking aids, scooters inter alia) ≥ 1.10 × 1.40 m 1 per 3 RU
Force required (assisted closing functions doors) demonstrably ≤ 25 N
Gradient (ramps, walking and/or parking areas) ≤ 6%*
Staircase gradient (max. rise/min. going) ≤ 17/29 cm
Handrails with good grip (cf. ISO), not interrupted Ø 3,0-4,5 cm
Gripping and operating height (axial dimension) 85-105 cm
Windows individual rooms (bottom edge glazing) preferably* ≤ 50 cm
Windows with mech. and/or electr. opening/securing
Bathroom access—door opening outwards
Adequate orientation (contrasting design)
A5 Automation
Automatic door closing system and/or radio-controlled prepared*
Automatic door drives prepared*
Sun blinds* prepared*
All Ready
A1 Access without thresholds
A2 Sufficiently large
A3 Adaptable
A4 Attractive and safe
A5 Automation
A2
  • Balcony—usable area min. 6 m², min. 170 cm × min. 355 cm
A1
  • Threshold max. 1 cm
A1
  • Floor flush
A4
  • Movement area inside the dwelling min. 150/200 cm
A4
  • Windows sun blinds
  • Windows gripping and operating height 85-105 cm
  • Windows mech. and/or electr. opening/securing
  • Windows lower edge of glazing max. 40 cm
A4
  • Doors usable unobstructed width min. 90 cm
A4
  • Bath doors opening outwards, min. 90 cm
A2
  • Washbasin—frontal approach 60/55 cm prepared
A3
  • WC 65-85 cm deep, prepared for lateral transfer
A2
  • Bath prepared to be adaptable, prepared for support grips and grab rails
A2
  • Bathtub/shower place (min 120 cm × 120 cm) prepared
A2
  • Corridor width min. 150 cm
A2
  • Entrance/flat and lift doors min. 100 cm
A1
  • Lift 110 cm × 210 cm
A2
  • Adequate orientation aids
A4
  • Turning area outside the dwelling min. 140 cm × min. 170 cm
A3
  • 2nd handrail
A4
  • Handrail 3.0-4.0 cm
A2
  • Staircase: convenient, straight, natural ventilation/lighting, slope max. 16.0 cm, tread min. 30 cm
A4
  • Storage space 110/140 cm (walking aids) min. 1 space per 2 residential units
A4
  • Building entrance door, underground garage, door system automated
A2
  • Parking space width min. 350 cm
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What if I had a lot of money and could have anything I wished for? All Ready lists here what a fully equipped, comfortable dwelling suitable for the elderly should look like. Even in the basic version, the flat is almost fully suitable for wheelchairs. After the individual adaptation in the bathroom, All Ready exceeds the DIN standard in many respects. In addition, however, there are other crucial factors for a dwelling suitable for the elderly: more comfort and more safety.
Catalogue of measures
A1 Accesses without steps
With lift* or equiv., gen. as of 3 full storeys
Without offsets, thresholds, steps (standard case)
Offsets, half-round sills (exception) ≤ 1,0 cm
Accuracy requirements (incl. offsets) ≤ 0,1 cm
Tolerances finished dimensions (measuring distance up to 3.0 m) ≤ 1,0 cm
A2 Sufficiently large
Width of parking spaces for cars ≥ 3,5 m
Paths*, corridors—usable width ≥ 1,5 m
Lift—car dimensions ≥ 1,10 × 2,1 m
Front doors, entrance doors to flats, travel shaft doors ≥ 1,00 m
Doors—usable unobstructed width ≥ 0,90 m
Turning areas outside the flat ≥ 1,50 × 2,00 m
Movement areas inside the flat ≥ 1,50 × 1,50 m
Adaptable bathroom—suitable for visitors* ≥ 1,70 × 3,55 m
Balcony—usable area*, depth ≥ 1.2 m* ≥ 6 qm
Adjoining/storage room—inside the flat ≥ 2,00 × 2,00 m
Walk-in shower*, min. usable area plus MA ≥ 1,2 × 1,2 m
Washbasin (w × d) preferably* ≈ 60 × 55 cm
A3 Adaptable as required
Parking spaces for cars*
2nd handrail*
Adaptable bathroom—suitable for wheelchair visitors*
Bathtub*
WC 65-80 cm deep and/or MA for lateral transfer prepared*
Washbasin—frontal approach* prepared*
Support grips and grab rails* prepared*
A4 Attractive and safe
Storage spaces* (walking aids, scooters inter alia) ≥ 1.10 × 1.40 m 1 per 2 RU
Force required (assisted closing functions doors) demonstrably ≤ 15 N
Gradient (ramps, walking and/or parking areas) ≤ 2%*
Staircase gradient (max. rise/min. going) ≤ 16/30 cm
Handrails with good grip (cf. ISO), not interrupted Ø 3,5-4,5 cm
Gripping and operating height (axial dimension) 85-105 cm
Windows individual rooms (bottom edge glazing) preferably* ≤ 40 cm
Windows with mech. and/or electr. opening/securing
Bathroom access—door opening outwards
Adequate orientation (contrasting design)
A5 Automation
Automatic door closing system and/or radio-controlled
Automatic door drives
Sun blinds*
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