Homes for the Third Age: A Design Guide for Extra Care Sheltered Housing
A design guide to a particular type of housing for the elderly which provides fully independent dwelling units together with the commissioning, designing, buildings and running of sheltered housing schemes. The book sets out principles and offers a comprehensive set of generic plans.
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