• Benefits of a SAFERhome


    SAFERhomes look better …

    Wider doorways, hallways and stairs all add up to a feeling of open space, creating a sense of flow that greatly increases the esthetic appeal and real estate value of any home.

    SAFERhomes work better …

    They are designed to adapt right along with your changing needs.

    SAFERhomes are worth more …

    They meet the needs of the largest buyer group while offering a stylish and more liveable environment for all people, no matter what age or walk of life.

    SAFERHOME STANDARDS
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DEVELOPERS & BUILDERS

For every dollar extra invested, a SAFERhome will return 10 dollars. 15-point SAFERhome Standards are easy-to-apply and inexpensive for any new building, all within the current building codes and by-laws.

SAFERhomes Standards are attractive to municipal governments and offer a better and more attractive product, increase profits, and build more sustainably for the community.

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MUNICIPALITIES

Communities are changing, housing should too. Sustainability includes people. True sustainability requires a built environment that also sustains its occupant.

With pressing urgency, municipalities and regional governments across Canada are looking for housing solutions for their changing communities, one major segment being seniors. A SAFERhome is the solution.

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HOME OWNERS & BUYERS

A home owner’s dream: a home with a future! Increase the real estate value of your home, improve physical safety for whole family.

What if you could build or buy a home that could easily and inexpensively be adapted and customized to meet the ever-changing needs of you and your family? Even as you grow through the stages of life from your family to empty-nester to senior citizen?

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STRUCTURAL & DESIGN STANDARDS

SAFERhome Standards comprises of 15 standards defined into three categories.


STRUCTURAL & DESIGN Standards
(8 Standards)

Thumbnail Explanations - Exterior & Interior Thresholds, Hallways Ideally 42”, Doors Ideally 36”, Washroom Wall Reinforcements, Staircases Ideally 42”, Wall Reinforcements, Multistory Connection Provision, Sink Cabinets.

ELECTRICAL & TELECOM STANDARDS

SAFERhome Standards comprises of 15 standards defined into three categories.


ELECTRICAL & TELECOM Standards
(4 Standards)

Thumbnail Explanations - Light Switch Positioning, Electric Receptacle Positioning, Electrical Receptacle Placement Locations, Four-Plex Receptacles.

PLUMBING STANDARDS

SAFERhome Standards comprises of 15 standards defined into three categories.


PLUMBING Standards
(3 Standards)

Thumbnail Explanations - Bath and Shower Control Positioning, Waste Pipes Positioning, Pressure/Temperature Control Valves.