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Adapted home for a young client living with cerebral palsy.

RM suffers from cerebral palsy and is in her mid-20's. She has lived with her family since birth, but as a young person with an active social life, she was keen to lead a more independent life and move into her own accommodation.

We were initially instructed to undertake temporary adaptations to her parent's home before embarking on a larger project to help her purchase and adapt her own property. 

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Project Specifications
Inclusive Design
In Progress
Key Build Features:
Carers accommodation
Wheelchair accessible

RM and her family wanted to take their time and think carefully to choose the perfect home that would enable her to embark on living an independent life.

The pace of this project was therefore very much set by the client and her family, giving us plenty of time to get to know RM and understand what she needs from a property. Our client lives life to the full and enjoys an active social life. She attends college, enjoys spending time with her friends, and attends gigs and other social events. 

Experience has shown us that it is not unusual to take up to 2 years to find the right home, purchase and adapt it, however with RM we were able to find the right property in our first round of searching. The property had recently been renovated, everything inside it was brand new, which meant that adaptations required were minimal compared to many others on the market.

What we did

France + Associates were retained to carry out the adaptations, which is currently on site and due to be completed mid-August 2020.

The works include for Career’s accommodation, specialist bedroom and bathroom and internal alterations to make the property wheelchair friendly. The vast amount of work is external due to level change. With the property being south facing, the rear garden is ideal for a large patio area which leads to the access ramp down into the garden.

We completed a feasibility report for the property, showing how it could be adapted and refurbished internally and externally to suit client’s requirements of independent living.

+       Feasibility and concept design

+       Planning permission

+       Building regulation approval

+       Tender process/specifications and analysis

+       Contract administration


Accessibility Features

+      Specialist bathroom and hoist system – into bedroom and bathroom

+      Accessible master bedroom

+      Level access into the main dwelling from the main entrance and into the garden

+      Widening internal doors

+      External patio area with level access and a ramp


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