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Home adaptations support independent living and make it possible for the frail, elderly and those with infirmities to remain in their home. Ranging from the simple fitting of a grab rail to large scale extensions.

If you are finding it difficult to manage within your home, maybe parts of your home are no longer suited to your needs or you are at risk of an accident when getting about within your home, you may consider undertaking significant building works to change the layout of your property. This could include changes such as widening doorways so that you can use a wheelchair, replacing your bath or shower unit with a level-access shower, adding a downstairs toilet or bathroom so that you don't have to keep using the stairs or installing low level kitchen units.

If you would like advice about the adaptations that would be most useful to you, your health care team can refer you to an occupational therapist who will be able to carry out an assessment and advise on a solution to meet your needs. DG Accessible Designs can work with your occupational therapist to draw up plans and specifications.

Our specialist contractors work quickly but safely. The aim is to provide top quality adaptations that will make it easier for people to remain in their home for life.

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Kitchen Adaptations

  • Adapted height worktops: Making worktop areas accessible is a key feature of an adaptable kitchen installation. A simple change in height can provide great benefits in usability and independence in day-to-day living.
  • Knee space under worktops: knee recesses under the worktops next to major kitchen appliances enable convenient access for a wheelchair user.
  • Anti-slip flooring: to prevent trips and falls.
  • Lever Taps: these are simpler to use and require minimal force to operate efficiently. They may also help users who may struggle to reach towards the very back of the basin.
  • Side opening ovens: allowing a seated cook to get closer to opening.
  • Drop down baskets: Wall cupboards fitted with pull-down baskets and corner carousels all make storage areas easier to reach.
  • Pull out heat proof work surface: at exactly the right height for easy and safe transfer from the oven.

Bathroom Adaptations

  • Level access showers or walk in showers: eliminate the need to climb into a bath or step up onto a high shower tray, allowing everyone to shower safely.
  • Low level shower: low level lip to enable easy access.
  • Anti-slip flooring: to prevent trips and falls.
  • Anti-scald, push button showers: simpler to use and operate efficiently incorporating an anti-scald device that will cause the water to shut-off in the event that the hot and cold water fails in your home.
  • Grab rails: help to maintain balance, lessen fatigue while standing, balance while manoeuvring, something to grab onto in case of a slip or fall.
  • Lever taps: these are simpler to use and require minimal force to operate efficiently.
  • Adapted height toilets: an appropriate toilet adaptation will reduce, and potentially even eliminate your need for care support.

Ramp & Access Improvements

A disabled or wheelchair ramp is one of the most common accessibility provisions. Ramps are essential to improve accessibility for wheelchairs and other disabled users. There are a variety or ramp types for different locations and purposes.

  • Modular metal ramping
  • Bespoke ramping
  • Portable ramping
  • Level access thresholds
  • Wider door openings
  • Easy-grab handrails
  • Automatic Door Openers

Grab Rails

Grab rails help to maintain balance, lessen fatigue while standing, balance while manoeuvring, something to grab onto in case of a slip or fall. There are a variety of grab rails available for different locations and purposes.

  • Straight rails
  • Angled rails
  • Cranked or offset rails
  • Floor to ceiling rails
  • System rails
  • Drop down rails
  • Bath rails
  • Newell rails

Stair Lifts

Being able to carry on getting up and down your stairs may make all the difference between staying in your current home or needing to move on elsewhere. Installation of a stair lift could be the answer. There are a variety of lifts for different situations.

  • Straight stairlifts
  • Curved stairlifts
  • Standing stairlifts
  • Outdoor stairlifts
  • Through floor lifts

Minor Adaptations

  • Lighting: Simple improvements in lighting or changing where lights are in rooms can help you move around your home more easily.
  • Alarms: smoke alarms with a vibrating pad, flashing light or even a strobe light outside the house to catch the attention of neighbours or passers-by and emergency call or alarm systems for summoning help.
  • Window openers: easy to operate handles, long levers to prevent over-stretching.
  • Lever taps: these are simpler to use and require minimal force to operate efficiently.
  • Safety glass.
  • WC lever flush handles: large lever style handles or paddles to make flushing easier.
  • Wall and door protectors: protect walls and doors from impact by mobility equipment. Products include wall or door-mounted kicking plates and buffers in a variety of styles and materials.

Single Storey Extensions

Downstairs living and sleeping accommodation.

Repairs & Renovation Work