- About Us
Experts in inclusive design
Our expertise is in designing bespoke homes for individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries. We are recognised as a trusted partner by many of the UK’s leading personal injury and clinical negligence law firms. We act on behalf of their clients to provide accommodation reports right through to implementing proposals.
As specialist "Disability Architects", we have gained a reputation for incorporating inclusive, creative design within a home. We avoid clinical finishes and do not provide solutions to meet statistical spatial requirements. We aspire to create an environment to look and feel like a home and try to avoid "standard" accessible solutions.
Regardless of sector or size of project, we offer a professional yet friendly service, tailoring our approach to the project in response to the brief, making France and Associates the ideal architectural practice to design and manage your new home, residential development or other project.
We have a strong core of professional and qualified staff, as well as trusted partners to facilitate collaboration on larger projects or when specific expertise is required.
We are routinely involved in the process from the very earliest stages right through to handing the keys over to the homeowner. Our services include:
+ assisting a client to purchase a property and development
+ preparing early concept designs and cost forecasts
+ providing the client or representatives with an educated decision in the viability of their development opportunity
+ securing planning and development consent
+ onsite project management
Our involvement often goes beyond this to offer services on future maintenance or future required adaptation, and therefore feel it is important to ensure working relationships remain strong throughout the process through good communication and involvement with relevant parties.
Our approach is to use the form follows function design policy and firmly believe that good, dramatic design can still be achieved within a budget, good design doesn't have to be more expensive.
We like to consider every client and project on its own merit, optimising their potential through a careful analysis of the brief and its constraints.