Disability Access Alterations – Residential

Alterations to install a Lift in a house

Residential Disability Alterations in Bromley, London

Collier Stevens was engaged to design and oversee the installation of a wheelchair lift in a three-bedroom semi-detached house in Bromley. The project involved structural design, securing building regulation approval, and project management. Additional modifications were also made to the property.

Installation of wheelchair lift – Bromley, London

We were retained to design and manage the installation of a wheelchair lift in a three bed semi in Bromley. This included all necessary structural design, building regulation approval and project management. Associated alterations included widening of door openings, extension to accommodate an accessible WC and external ramps to facilitate wheelchair access.

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Bungalow in Hythe, survey, disabled alterations

Disabled Access Survey – Pre-purchase Residential Survey

Pre-purchase survey of a bungalow with specific instructions to assess suitability for wheelchair use and necessary alterations.

Pre-purchase survey for wheelchair user

Our client was purchasing a bungalow and asked us to carry out a pre-purchase survey with specific requirements to consider the alterations that would be required to allow full use by a wheelchair user. The disabled access survey included measurement of corridors, practicality of internal alterations and cost assessment.

For further insight on the Disabled Access services we provide, and how we can help you, get in touch.

alterations to house for disabled access in kent

Residential Disability Alterations in Kent

In Kent, a client sought our expertise for converting an existing outbuilding into a wheelchair-accessible ground floor bathroom. Our services included a measured survey, design drawings, and specifications, encompassing door widening and external ramps, ensuring accessible and inclusive facilities.

Conversion of outbuilding into wheelchair accessible bathroom – Kent

We were asked by a client in Kent to provide the design and specification for the conversion of an existing outbuilding into a ground floor, wheelchair accessible bathroom, including associated alterations comprising door widening, external ramps etc. Our disabled access work included a measured survey, design drawings and specification.

For more information on the Disable Access services we provide, get in touch with us today.

Residential disabled access alterations

The Equality Act does not place any obligation on home owners or landlords to make their homes suitable for disabled people to use and access to to make residential alterations to accommodate access. The Building Regulations (Part M) do require that new houses are accessible to the front door and have a large WC to the ground floor, but circumstances may exist where you need to make alterations to your home to accommodate someone with a disability or someone with mobility difficulties.

Sometimes a grant may be available from a charity or a local authority, but however the work is funded you should consult a professional with expertise in this area. They will be able to liaise with Occupational Therapists (OTs) and funding partners to ensure your alterations are appropriate for the circumstances.

Typical residential alterations include:

  • Enlargement of ground floor bathroom facilities
  • Widening of door openings
  • Extensions to accommodate living areas and bathroom facilities
  • External alterations to provide level access
  • Stair lifts and platform lifts to access upper floors
  • Structural alterations to support mechanical hoists

Collier Stevens can assist you in the assessment and design of appropriate residential alterations. We can also help you before you buy a property by undertaking a detailed survey with particular regard to the scope, ease and cost of making the necessary alterations.

If you need help we suggest that you call us in the first instance and speak to one of our surveyors — 020 8295 1200  or you can make an online enquiry.  If you need to make a quick enquiry complete the form below and include your phone number of you need to talk to a surveyor.

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