As part of Bounce design approach it endeavours to implement and adopt at minimum Lifetime Homes as a set of design criteria to ensure that designs for its projects implement a set of ideas and outcomes that provide accessible, adaptable, and easily visitable projects much of the scope is covered in Approved Document M: access to and use of buildings, volume 1: dwellings:
- Inclusive Design: should be designed to meet the needs of a wide range of people, including those with disabilities, older people, and families with young children.
- Flexibility and Adaptability: should be designed to be adaptable over time to meet changing needs, such as the addition of a stairlift or the conversion of a bedroom into an accessible bathroom.
- Accessibility: should be designed to provide level access into and through the home, with at least one entrance providing level access.
- Space and Layout: should be designed with adequate space and layout to accommodate the needs of all occupants, including those with disabilities.
- Storage: should provide adequate storage for mobility aids and other equipment.
- Bathroom and Kitchen: should be designed with bathrooms and kitchens that are accessible to all occupants, with features such as lever taps, low-level switches and sockets, and clear space for wheelchair access.
- Communication: should be designed with features that promote communication and social interaction, such as clear lines of sight between living areas and the ability to open windows and doors easily.
- Energy and Water Efficiency: should be designed to be energy and water efficient, with features such as low-energy lighting, insulation, and water-saving devices.
By meeting these requirements, our design approach can provide comfortable and accessible living spaces that can adapt to the changing needs of occupants over time.