Yes, most of our building plans can be made handicap accessible with either 32″ or 36″ doorways, correct wheelchair turn radius, ramps, rail chairs or interior lifts, etc. For Ai to quote a price to design the floor plan handicap accessible, give us the size dome and floor plan name you are considering. To email info, please click on Contact Us. Or fax your plan needs to us at 321-639-8778. If you fax or email your plan changes, please call our office at 321-639-8777 and assure that we received all your email or faxed pages and that they were legible.
To clarify, if you fax or email American Ingenuity and you have not heard from us in two to three business days, please call our office at 321-639-8777 and confirm that we received your fax or email.
We handle all the floor plan designs via telephone, fax and or email.
Because of the shape of the dome, a second floor is a natural. It is most cost effective to utilize the second floor for a guest room or storage. However, any of our domes can be built without a second floor.
In a conventional house there is an attic which rarely gets used. To us it is just a space that holds hot or cold air which is waiting to leak into your house. In a dome the second floor space is useable versus being an unused attic space.
On the second floor of our domes even though you cannot stand all the way to the perimeter, there is ample useable square footage. To visualize the second floor useable space use the to-scale ruler in the back of the Stock Floor Plan Booklet (which is in the Planning Kit). Each mark is one foot. Cut out this ruler and use it to measure the second floor square footage that is six foot or higher from the dome shell. Note on the floor plans we have drawn in five foot, six foot and seven foot height lines around the second floor perimeter.
For example if you want to see how many feet on the second floor has six foot or higher ceilings, put the end of the ruler at the six foot height line on one side of the second floor and measure across the second floor to the other six foot height line and you will see how many useable feet is between the two six foot height lines.
If you choose a floor plan which maxs out the second floor and only leaves one fifth of the first floor open to the dome shell, you can have the following second floor useable square footages: 27′-225 sq.ft.; 30′ - 424 sq.ft.; 34′ - 614 sq.ft.; 40′ - 886 sq.ft.; 45′ - 1,127 sq.ft.; 48′ - 1,278 sq.ft. Generally most of our clients want only one half of the second floor installed. Therefore there are high vaulted ceilings over one half of the first floor, generally over the living room and dining room.
If you do not want to access the second floor by walking up the stairs, you could install a rail chair or a lift instead of an elevator. Your contractor would install an electric winch powered lift versus an elevator.
This way you can easily access the second floor rooms.
For information on rail chairs click on http://www.4-stair-lifts.com/?source=adwords
For information on lifts click on www.jazzy-electric-wheelchairs.com/vertical-platform-lifts.htm
The following information came from Jazzy Electric’s web site.
This vertical platform Lift is an interior or exterior lift that can be used for lifting persons with physical disabilities from the ground up-to the main floor of their home or outside lifting up to the porch or the steps. Lift can also be used in commercial applications such as restaurants or office buildings. The lift is designed to meet U.S. and Canadian safety standards and can easily be adapted to various situations.
Versatility is a key to this lift. Can be used to stop at 3 different heights. Can lift from 14″ up to 144″. Designed for easy installation. Smaller units 52″ and down can be installed in 30 minutes.
The lift described sells for around $3,500.
This Lift is smooth and provides quiet performance. Dependable and Versatile Unit is Perfect for Residential or Commercial Application. All lifts can be configured to meet the AME A 17.1 or A 18.1 depending on the options selected. This lift also meets ADA requirements in most states.
Listed below are some of the features of this versatile lift:
- Weight capacity of 550 pounds
- Unit uses standard 110v/15a wall outlet.
- Straight though platform is 54″ long x 34″ wide
- Keyed call send stations available
- Keyed Emergency stop to control use of lift
- Soft Touch Control Pads designed for easy operation.
- Direct Drive Worm-Gear
- Maintenance Free Operation
Standard Metal Platform has a diamond grill that allows for full visibility under the platform