Disabled Adaptation of Existing Dormer Bungalow

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Project Brief:

Adaptation of a newly acquired bungalow for a wheelchair dependent client.


Our Role:

AFA provided a full design service for the client and once the design was agreed, we produced a detailed Specification and Schedule of work that was sent out to competitive tender.


AFA was employed as Contract Administrator for the project. We ensured the quality of the work, provided periodic valuations and ensured that the job was completed on time and within budget. At the end of the project we carried out snagging inspections, produced a final account and signed-off the job with the client.


The Project:

In order to provide the client with access to the whole house it was necessary to completely re-configure the internal space. The design required the installation of a through-floor lift as well as keeping the existing staircase. We were able to maximise the ground-floor space by rotating the existing staircase by 90°.
The ground-floor was opened up to allow the client ease of access between his bedroom, the kitchen and the living/dining space.
The first floor was adapted to create an open space that the client could use as an office but that could easily be used as a guest room or converted into carer accommodation in the future.
A full-width dormer was constructed to allow wheelchair access around the stairs and lift and to provide more space on the first floor.
The garage was converted into habitable space to be used as a storage area for larger pieces of equipment and somewhere to store and charge the client’s mobility scooter. The garage floor was raised to provide level access to the bedroom and living room and to ensure a free-flowing, continuous space.
The second bedroom was converted into an ensuite wetroom, which was also future-proofed by installing pipework and drainage in the walls and floor that could be utilised if a bath was needed to be installed in the future.
A new hi-lo kitchen was installed to allow the client to cater for himself.

The Outcome:

The adaptations allow the client to live independently in his own home, which has been future-proofed to accommodate his changing needs.



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