France + Associates France + Associates
  • Home
  • +
  • Projects
  • +
  • Adapting and extending a family home for a young client, who lives with cerebral palsy.

Adapting and extending a family home for a young client, who lives with cerebral palsy.

Our client, CL requires a large, wheelchair accessible home for himself and his family in Lincoln.

We are adding a large rear extension to the property, which will accommodate a living room and kitchen. The family have requested an exposed vaulted ceiling and views to the rear garden.

An abundance of storage for the entire family is also being added, as well as an additional bedroom on the first floor.

More Info +

Project Specifications
Inclusive Design
In Progress
Key Build Features:
Therapy room
Two Storey
Wheelchair accessible

Brief

Our client and his family had previously been through a design and build process with another practice. Unfortunately, they found that the property and its location did not suit them, as they wished to be nearer Lincoln with easy links to the city and public transport.

Its also important to our young client that there is a connection between the inside and the outside of the house, with easy access to, from and around the property.

The family are incredibly sociable and enjoy tinkering with cars, so require an accessible garage area incorporated within the design to enable CL and his family to continue with this hobby.

CL also requires a fully accessible bedroom with a connecting accessible bathroom. A ceiling hoist will be added to aid manoeuvring between the rooms.

The ground floor of the property also needs to be fully accessible, with well-designed, low maintenance spaces to enable the family to spend time together.

As well as a fully accessible home, they also want the garden to be low maintenance with sociable and practical spaces.

What we did

Our team have met with the client and his family to gain a full understanding of his current and future needs.

Feasibility drawings and designs have been completed and approved by the client and have been submitted to planning.

Accessibility features

  • Level access
  • Assisted Living
  • Carer’s accommodation
  • Specialist Bathroom
  • Therapy Room Provision
  • Snug and Hobby spaces
  • Ceiling hoist
  • Greater connection and enjoyment to look out on to garden areas
  • Connection with carport and garage, as the Client has a love and interest in classic cars
  • “opening” up the property to increase greater engagement and social inclusivity, our Client is a very sociable person and wants to enjoy greater connection and interaction with the local community and his favourite football club, Lincoln City.

Other interested parties

 Lisa Gray, Langleys Solicitors

Emma Taylor, Occupational Therapist

Nicola Hunt, Physiotherapist 

Ann-Marie Burnett, Case Manager 

Next Related Project +