Following a serious accident at work the Claimant in this case sustained multiple injuries and was rendered paraplegic. Steven Docker Associates were initially instructed to provide an Accommodation Needs Report for the High Court. Property searches were then carried out as a prerequisite to identifying a potentially suitable bungalow. The property we found, and subsequently negotiated the purchase of, was in need of modernisation. The property was, however, ideal for adaptation and importantly in the location preferred by the Claimant.
Steven Docker Associates’ Specialist Design and Project Management Department were retained for the next stage of the process which focussed on adaptation of the property. The works involved a full re-wire, replacement central heating system and extension of the existing en-suite bathroom to provide a suitably sized and properly adapted en-suite shower room, level access shower area and accessible sanitaryware/units. All of the internal doors were widened, external doors were replaced and the driveway/paths raised to provide level wheelchair access throughout the property. The kitchen was also extended to provide a large open plan dining/kitchen area, linked to a new utility room.