"Jonathan was absolutely brilliant; he is very easy to talk to. I’d heard good things about France + Associates from other people and liked the fact that they are a family-run business. They listened carefully to my ideas and liaised with my Occupational Therapist and Case Manager to understand everything I needed from the property. My house is perfect!”
"The use of assisted technology on this project aims to improve ease of manoeuvrability for wheelchair access between rooms."
Environmental Control Specialist
"The property adaptations undertaken have ensured that the client can be as independent as possible. It's well thought out layout allows her to be as independent as she can be with her mobility and daily living skills. Her continued rehabilitation can be enjoyed in her own home, with her family."
Independent Occupational Therapist
“This was my first occasion of instructing France and Associates to undertake an architectural project on a clients’ home, but it certainly won’t be my last! From my very first meeting with them I was really impressed by how they approached the project with such obvious knowledge and expertise. They guided both my client and I through the entire process. With F+A’s guidance, decisions were made on informed choices rather than simply on price alone. Throughout the project I received regular updates from them without any prompting. At the end of the project they handled the inevitable snagging quickly and with no fuss. They are a pleasure to work with.”
BBH Legal Services
“France+Associates adapted an existing property for our daughter Bex, who has dreamed of having her own home since she was 14. Due to the enormity of the project, we have felt so lucky to have the entire process managed by Jonathan - from talking through ideas and plans to the final build, he has been a huge support every step of the way. Jonathan and the team at France+Associates held our hand throughout, and we were even allocated Amy as a dedicated point of contact who got to know our family really well. During this time, we have built an incredible working relationship with her which has been invaluable, particularly her knowledge and understanding of the specialist equipment that was needed in the home. As a 26-year old woman, Bex has her own style and it was important to her that her home was accessible, but in a non-clinical way, and that is exactly what France+Associates have achieved. The house is a tasteful home that anyone would be proud to live in. Bex was a major part of the whole process. Everyone appreciated Bex’s input and were sensitive to her needs. Because of the lockdown, Bex was not attending college so was around more than expected, which meant she was able to be fully involved. Bex’s 24/7 care team were also a big part of the process, and we all felt that their contribution was invaluable. They are an incredible team, and the house will be their home and workplace, so its nice to know that they are provided for too!”
Mother of our Client
“The France and Associates team are so approachable and incredibly easy to get along with. We can readily contact them with any queries, and they are always happy to talk these through with us, and act as a point of contact between us and the Deputy on matters relating to the house. Amy is our main point of contact. Her expertise and knowledge has been invaluable to us and we have great faith in her as the building project progresses through to completion. As a family, we are fully involved with all the plans and we feel able to make design suggestions and requests that will ensure the home is perfect for us all, but most importantly, for Isaac. We love visiting the site to see how the house is progressing and cannot wait to move in!”
Mother of our Client
“The project was completed during COVID, and the building team were absolutely wonderful. We thought it was going to be a nightmare, but they were COVID safe, wearing masks, sealing off areas and making us feel totally safe too. They became our outdoor family, and we miss them now they’ve gone! France + Associates and the builders guided us throughout the entire project, and from the very beginning asked us what we wanted to see and what we needed for Steven. They were all so thoughtful and listened to everything we had to say. We as his parent’s and Rachael as his sister were fully involved. They had a vision to turn a house that no longer suited Steven’s needs, into a fully accessible family home, with Steven at the heart of it. We were all a team and agreed on the design ideas - we fully trusted them all. Since the adaptations, the home feels big, (despite being the same size!) and there is a better use of space, I feel so calm here now.”
Mother of our Client
“France and Associates have been great throughout this entire process. Amy has been our main point of contact and has been on the ball from the very start. I have been able to make suggestions, which have been taken on board by them to help make the house low maintenance. The team have been a pleasure to work with, and Amy is now looking at plans to make the home suitable for me and my wife.”
Father of our Client
“I recommend Jonathan and his team to those requiring an accommodation expert. I have always found them to be well organised, prompt and professional in the delivery of their service. The reports are thorough, well-reasoned and easy to read. Jonathan is good in conference and works well with other experts. He takes his role in the process seriously and can be relied upon. I like that he has a good balance of Claimant and Defendant work.”
Director & Head Of Clinical Negligence
Before we were in a three bedroom detached property, it was becoming increasingly difficult as parents to carry our child up and down stairs. Things had to change for our child’s benefit. F+A have made it easier for us to make important decisions. F+A have been really good for the whole process, they’ve been on hand to provide any advice or answer any questions.
Parent of a Client
I instructed France & Associates to design and oversee the adaptation of a forever home for a client with significant care needs. Karen and the rest of the team were a pleasure to work with throughout, replying promptly to any queries and guiding the family and professional team throughout the process. Despite all of the specialist equipment, and the need for a functional space, Karen’s eye for design has ensured that the property feels like a home. There has been a noticeable improvement in my client’s presentation since moving in, and the team were more than accommodating working within tight deadlines, and around covid restrictions. I will certainly use France & Associates again, and can highly recommend!
Court of Protection - Chartered Legal Executive
Potter Rees Dolan
“I have instructed Jonathan a number of times in complex clinical negligence claims to prepare accommodation reports. His reports are always very thorough, detailed and well argued. He is always well prepared at conference. Jonathan has recently assisted me in assessing the suitability of a property for a client who has cerebral palsy and his expertise has been invaluable both for me as a litigator in the claim and Deputy, but also for the family when making this important life enhancing decision. Jonathan and his colleagues are always approachable and able to offer timely advice and assistance.”
“I have instructed France and Associates on numerous occasions as professional deputy to assist in the sourcing and adapting of properties to suit our clients needs. I have found Jonathan, Karen and Emma to be very approachable and knowledgeable in their fields, helping to guide the way through the process of planning and adaptations. The team keep us and the client updated on the process and costs ensuring that we are fully appraised at all times.”
Court of Protection team at Slater & Gordon
“I have worked with Jonathan and his team at France & Associates for many years now and continue to do so because of the high level of professionalism the team provides both when leading architectural projects or in providing expert opinion. The team are able to provide the much needed client care, alongside attention to detail and a full appreciation & understanding of the clients often complex needs. I have seen first hand the team going over and above to ensure the client is supported, needs are met. The final outcomes in the properties reflects the professionalism and care the team shows. Its always a pleasure to work with F&A.”
Regional Head of Medical Negligence Leeds & Newcastle
Irwin Mitchell LLP
“I have worked with Johnathan and his team for many years and they are my “go to” team of architects for clients requiring adapted properties. They are all hugely skilled, knowledgeable and approachable. They handle all cases with the upmost care and work in a client centered way to ensure the client achieves their goals and dream property . They work closely with Case Managers and therapists and handle the whole process from property finding to completion of the building work and beyond. They are able to deal with even the most complex of situations and I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Independent Occupational Therapist
“I love working with Jonathan France and his Team; they are impressive. Jonathan puts the client at the very centre of each and every project. Jonathan thinks innovatively, creatively and passionately and this is clear from the projects Jonathan had created. Jonathan doesn’t only create accessible properties, he creates lifelong ‘homes’ for my clients and their families. Jonathan understands the importance of creating accessible environments and the life changing difference it can make to those who have additional needs. This drives everything that he does. I do not hesitate to recommend Jonathan to Case Managers, Therapists and Deputies; you and your clients will not be disappointed.”
Slater & Gordon