First published as AJ Metric Handbook by The Architectural Press Second edition Third edition First published as New Metric Handbook The Metric Handbook is the major handbook of planning and design information for architects and architecture students. Covering basic design data for all the. METRIC HANDBOOK Planning and Design Data EDITED BY David Adler of the Reed Elsevier plc group First published as AJ Metric Handbook by The.

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But it does, in a sense, bring all these resources together and the fact that compiling and updating a volume of this size is a into a consistent and accessible format. And at every step of the vast undertaking. Agendas also change and awareness of issues such as ing architect? It is a The Metric Handbook attempts to provide some steady ground foundation only.

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Where staff need working space away from the control counter In larger libraries. Libraries need special control arrangements in case of fire. Copying machines at reasonable prices and change readily available can help to reduce this. Unfortunately all libraries need to take precautions against theft. Libraries and information centres enquiries It is uncertain whether the demand for starter homes will continue.

They ceased sector that reasonable standards are maintained. While many of these people are able to cope in normal dwellings.

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This 1. Such housing was promoted to therefore mean that housing associations can no longer build to keep the poor out of insanitary slums or even off the streets. It is a baleful symptom of the to influence or impose standards in housing.

It is unlikely tion HC. In the early years of the probable occupancies. This 3 Other design data reflects the demographic changes this century: In some cases they have been found difficult to sell when the original owners have required more space.

Governments have made a number of attempts during this century The public sector is very different.


These bands see Table I are related to privately and publicly funded sectors. The Tudor Walters two very distinct systems of providing housing in the UK that Report of and the Dudley Report in reflected the tenants of social housing have less choice in their dwellings.

With the volatility of interest rates. The growth of municipal housing became such that in some urban boroughs most of the housing was in their ownership. Larger dwelling plans had a side-benefit for the wealthy by helping to provide a nearby tend to attract greater cost allowances but higher rents can then pool of labour.

The funded. People must have the room to settle satisfactorily into what is It was the hope of the Parker Morris PM Committee that their likely to be their long-term home. Since the Parker Morris standards would apply to all housing.


This may be a large. Babies may be born. Clearly this does not happen very often. The die. It also PM standards. A new Part M of the Building taken as mm wide.

These recommendations start design standards for social housing. This edition of the Metric Handbook therefore continues to Since the demise of Parker Morris as statutory minima. This is potentially controversial. Research into housing built to PM 2. They were particularly applied to occupied. Other important recommendations included by Parker our opinion that these should be taken as absolute minima for Morris are integrated into the following subsections of this public sector houses and flats.

For the reasons given above. If there is an 2 integral or adjoining garage. The report simply stated that the standards sections of their Unitary Development Plans.

As stated above. Probable occupancies in persons are noted. In addition. It is in Table II. If it is needed. It excludes the area of general storage space. Housing not specifically designed for people with disabilities the areas of dustbin stores.

It also required housing schemes. It excludes use. It includes accommodation for frail and elderly. These are quite commonly but erroneously 1. Regulations is likely to extend the requirements for wheelchair In houses. It should be stressed that Parker Morris did not lay down Some London boroughs have included these room areas in the minimum areas for rooms. Great accommodated: Provided a proper dining kitchen is included. We do not therefore recommend galley kitchens rooms.

There is evidence that 6. These are no longer places solely for the preparation of food and washing up. Standard fittings measured overall for depth and width. The minimum sizes recommended for dining kitchens are reasonable. Master bedrooms of less than 12 m2 should be considered tight. The minimum of 10 m 2 can be acceptable in some circumstances.

PM in fact made a point of not laying down requirements for room areas. Sheltered Category 1 and Special needs schemes: Description of clear door opening width: Some of the NHBC space and dimensional standards are given in 4. In the knee space for safe wheelchair manoeuvre. The NHBC minimum standards for bedrooms are e kitchen and bathroom to be safely laid out f min. Most of Essential: Ones to watch out for c lighting to be adequate for safety are minimum kitchen dimensions and minimum loft hatch d opened doors and windows not to be obstructive or hazardous dimensions.

These were replaced by less prescriptive built-in hob documents: WC and basin at entrance level standards as mandatory requirements for housing association second separate WC in dwellings for 4 or more persons developments.

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They also cover issues such as general The Scheme Development Standards include an appendix giving further accessibility and mobility standards requiring level thresholds and requirements for accommodation for wheelchair users. See Tables V. Design Handbook.

They were revised in No general guide is included here. It is therefore prudent to aim to satisfy machine. Planning densities are normally expressed in habitable rooms Serviced spaces to include all electrical and plumbing connections for: Inner-city planners may require only one space per obstructing the door swing.

August see Table V. External Table VIII National House Building Council requirements for private sector design generally covers minimum dimensions between habitable dwellings rooms facing each other directly or obliquely.

B Fire Safety Means of Escape. Despite this. Some authorities allow higher densities for non-family housing. These cover such areas as housing density. Other free-standing furniture such as wardrobes. Some authorities at present allow considerable relaxation of their requirements for social housing.

The NHBC does not set space standards. The Underground Rooms Regulations. This height generally suits only urban location with open car-parking area women over So for fixed kitchens used by both sexes of able-bodied people.

For further information see Chapter 2. PM standards should therefore be considered the For this reason the planning of kitchens and bathrooms is especially important.

For rooms in the roof. For the majority of women.

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This is not necessarily always the case. For men. The use of lower worktops. For means of escape purposes. See also Chapter 2 for wheelchair data. These recommendations will tend to lead to increases in the floor areas of kitchens and bathrooms. Much more important are linear dimensions across circulation areas and between fixed appliances or obstructions.

The movement of furniture should be considered. A much-distilled summary of some of the main requirements is given in Table X.

This will also permit people to remain in their dwellings well into old age or infirmity.London Leslie Fairweather Jan A Sliwa. Part 12 - Offices. Users of this book, who can expect it to get them on which to lay some fundamental principles.

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