Part 35 Accommodation Reports

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New adaptations- North West

We are pleased to be instructed to look at adaptations to this bungalow in the North West 

Disability adaptations progressing

Disability adaptations to this bungalow in Staffordshire for our client are progressing well to completion.  

Party Wall Act CPD

Were were pleased to receive CPD from Mr Vince Rimmer on aspect of the Party Wall etc Act 1996 and its application to projects. 

Planning consent 2023

Were are pleased to obtain Planning Consent for this disabled adaptation scheme in South Cheshire for our client.

Annual Golf day in aid of Headway Central Lancashire

We were pleased to attend the annual golf day in aid of Headway Central Lancashire in September 2023

Planning Consent -South Wales

DMA Associates have recently been successful in achieving Planning Consent for extensive adaptations and extension and conversion, to include level access works and through floor lift for a cottage in a Conservation Area.
January 2023

Headway Sapphire Ball 2023

Headway Central Lancashire has resumed its annual Sapphire Ball this year for March 11, 2023. For donation of raffle or auction prizes or for further information please contact the charity directly :

Sapphire Ball in aid of Headway Central Lancashire

DMA Associates are looking forward to attending this years Sapphire Ball in aid of Headway Central Lancashire ,which supports individuals with brain injuries.  January 2023

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Planning consent approved - Worcester

We are pleased to achieve Planning Consent for the adaptation and extension of this bungalow in Worcester for our client. Adaptations include space for her care support, level access and specialist ensuite facility. January 2023 

South Cheshire adaptations

Plans are underway to transform this rural bungalow into accessible accommodation working closely with our clients adaptations occupational therapist.  December 2022

Adaptations project in Staffordshire progresses

Planning and building regulations approval is in place and we are now in the process of competitive tendering. This adaptations project will include a remodel of the interior layout and improve access to his ensuite and kitchen. External lifts are also to be installed for level access. December 2022

South Wales - conversion & adaptation

Plans are underway to adapt and convert these cottages into accessible accommodation incorporating a through floor lift and accessible living and ensuite accommodation. The property is located in a Conservation Area and proposals are to be kept 'in keeping' with the locality.November 2022

Expert Reports 2022

2022 was a busy year for preparing numerous expert reports on accommodation matters. Instructions were received from both Claimant and Defendant solicitors

Commercial property extension

Our client approached us to design and seek planning consent for a new commerical warehouse to increase storage space to his current commercial facility, for use within the pharmaceutical industry. October 2021

Widnes - extension, adaptations, lift and specialist ensuite facilities. 

Works in the completion of the adaptation and extension of this home were undertaken for our disabled client who had sadly suffered in a road traffic accident and has catastrophic injuries ,requiring 24 hour care.  This was designed, specified , tendered and managed to completion by DMA Associates, working closely with our clients legal deputy, case manager and adaptations occupational therapist.  October 2022

Golf Day for Charity

DMA Associates were pleased to take part in the annual Headway Golf day organised by Fletcher Solicitors, raising vital funds for local brain injury charities 
September 2022

Pleased to be at the Kidz up North

DMA Associates were pleased to be at the Kidz up North disability conference and exhibition at Manchester Central this year.November 2022

Letter of thanks after adaptations

Its always lovely to receive letters of thanks following adaptations from our clients.

May 2022

New through floor lift installed

Adaptation in Widnes are taking shape with a new lift installed and getting ready for commissioning.March 2022

Isle of Wight - Expert Reports

This month brought us to the Isle of Wight for the purpose of an accommodation expert report .
February 2022

Specialist Equipment

Specialist bath installed in one of our adaptations ready for commissioning
March 2022

Ribble Valley - adaptations

Our client whom had suffered serious spinal injuries approached us to adapted this bungalow for better access and re-configured space, including a garage conversion for use as an adapted en-suite. We also assisted our client in identifying suitable contractors. January 2022

We are pleased to be at the OTAC Conference this year

DMA Associates were pleased to attend the Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference and Exhibition at Leeds this year.  Some very useful seminars and exhibitors .
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March 2022

Southport adaptations

We are pleased to be exploring reconfiguration of this bungalow together with adaptations to meet our clients wheelchair and personal needs.September 2021

Didsbury- adaptations, lift, conversion, specialist equipment - Conservation Area

DMA Associates were instructed to assist in finding suitable accommodation for adaptation, for our wonderful client, close to amenities in Didsbury. We assisted his family and legal Deputy to identify suitable accommodation and developed proposals, detailed design and specifications, invited contractors Tenders and managed the works to successful completion.  This property was fully transformed inside and out, incorporating level access, through floor lift, adapted ensuite and adapted kitchen. Working closely with our clients legal team, family, case manager and adaptations occupational therapist and assisted technology engineer.  June 2021

Adaptations to Bungalow North East

DMA Associates were employed to prepare feasibility proposals and estimates for re-modelling this bungalow in the North East, for a client with disabilities, working closing with his occupational Therapist.   November 2021

Reports and property searches 2021

Property Assessments -various

We have been involved in numerous property searches to assist client in finding or adapting suitable properties

Feasibility Studies - Cumbria

We have prepared proposals for new built accessible housing as well as adaptations to existing houses.

Adaptations for disability

We are approached when our former clients move home or are considering new accommodation to meet their ongoing needs. We assist them with determining suitability and preparing adaptations proposals, seeking Planning approvals and identifying suitable contractors   Jan 2021

Somerset Expert Report

This month brings us to the beautiful county of Somerset for preparing an accommodation expert witness report

March 2021

Expert Witness Report London

This month brings us to the capital London, to prepare an Expert Witness Accommodation Report.
December 2020

Accommodation litigation news 2020

An important update on serious injury accommodation is in the case of Swift versus Carpenter. More information can be found at:

Vacancy News 2020

DMA Associates are seeking a Building Surveyor / technician to join their team, with skills to include contract administration and design. For more information visit :

Article for Disabled Living Magazine July 2020

DMA Associates are privileged to be invited to prepare an article on major disability adaptations in the Disabled Living Summer 2020 Magazine. Thanks also to the Kids to Adultz Team. For more information on the article please visit :
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St Albans property search & report

This month brings us to St Albans to assist our client and legal Deputy with a property search, including preparing feasibility proposals and estimates for disability adaptations.
September 2020

Coronavirus - May 2020

Covid-19 Notice update. We will be reviewing our inspection and visiting processes in accordance with national guidance. Thank you for your patience.

Expert witness & trial skills training 

Pleased to be at the Expert Witness and Trial training event organised by APIL at Irwin Mitchell London offices.

January 2020

Orchid Cafe Bar Longton

Darts night organised by the Orchid cafe bar in Longton, Preston, in aid of Headway Preston, featuring Colin Lloyd.  

November 2019

JMW Fashion and Fundraising

Pleased to be at the JMW Solicitors fashion and fundraising event in aid of Headway Preston & Chorley and the Child Brain Injury Trust 

November 2019

Meeting of Counsel - Expert Witness

In the London capital  for a meeting of Counsel, on a personal injury case.  May 2019

Sapphire Ball for Headway.

DMA Associates were pleased to attend the Sapphire Ball in aid of Headway Preston and Chorley  " What a night! The forth annual Sapphire Ball was a blast. Thanks to all who sponsored, donated, bought tickets and turned up. Official photos will be on our website soon. Amount raised is £7569.00"May 2019

Office adaptations following spinal injury

DMA Associates were instructed on a joint basis to look at the feasibility of making an employers office more accessible, following an injury, to allow a Claimant to return to employment.
March 2019

Headway - Preston and Chorley

February 2019
Headway Preston and Chorley now offer a Major Trauma Patient Support Service at Royal Preston Hospital. Find out more at

Leyland - Adaptation & extension 2019

DMA Associates were instructed to prepared designs, obtain Planning consent, prepared detailed designs and specifications, obtain Tenders and manage the building contract through to completion. Our client has a spinal injury and was wheelchair dependent. The property was adapted and extended to meet his needs together with specialist ensuite facilities.

New build adapted bungalow, Cumbria

DMA Associates are engaged to develop proposals for a new build adapted bungalow for a client with serious injuries.  Instructions included feasibility proposals preparing a Planning application together with due diligence investigations of the proposed site.
2017 / 2018

Disabled adaptations Wigan

DMA Associates were engaged to prepare feasibility proposals, a final design and seek Planning consent for adaptations to this property, to create accessible and suitable accommodation for our client whom was wheelchair dependent, working closely with his Case Manager .   November 2018

Local Authority Building Control

DMA Associates are pleased to enter the LABC Registered Partner Scheme     2018

Brain and Spinal Injury Conference

Were pleased to be attending the Brain and Spinal Injury conference in Burnley organised through APIL.

September 2018

Office CPD

We run ongoing CPD for training on technical updates and matters

2017 Sapphire Ball

Preparations are underway for the 2017 Sapphire Ball in aid of Headway Preston and Chorley

Chester  extension and adaptations

Our client whom is wheelchair dependent purchased this bungalow and appointed us to design her adaptations and carers extension. The works incorporate specialist kitchen facilities and wardrobes. The property was completely remodeled including garage conversion to therapy space. We designed the scheme, obtained Planning consent, prepared detailed designs ; specification and obtained competitive Tenders from suitable contractors. We managed the works through to completion. Our client now has a wonderful and contemporary adapted bungalow. We worked with our client, her deputy and case manager.
2016 /17

Disability adaptations Preston

DMA Associates was instructed on full design, tendering and contract administration terms, to adapt this property for a disabled young child and to make his home accessible internally and externally.  The client was able to seek some financial support from a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)
2016/ 2018

Flood Services

DMA Associates were engaged by Cunningham Lindsey / Sergon following the damage caused across the region by Storm Desmond.  Our surveying services were engaged to assist in the restoration of in excess on thirty properties across the wider North West region.
2016/ 2017

Headway Sapphire Ball 2016

The Headway Preston and Chorley Sapphire Ball has been announced for April 9th 2016 at the Marriot Hotel Preston. For more information or donations please contact the charity directly.

Headway Preston & Chorley

Were pleased to be a trustee of Headway Preston and Chorley, as the charity goes from strength to strength, supporting those with acquired brain injuries.

DMA Associates Regional Finalist

DMA Associates become a regional finalist for the Local Authority Building Control Awards 2017 for design of accommodation for the seriously injured

Adaptations North West

DMA Associates were engaged to design adaptations to a property in Greenbelt including forming a new first floor and internal reconfiguration.
2016/ 17

Adaptations North West

DMA Associates were engaged for feasibility designs, proposal and obtain planning consent for adaptations to this large property in the North West for our client whom has suffered serious injuries and required 24 hour care support.  2016

New ground level facilites

Following on from a brain injury ,we designed ground floor facilities for our client, including a bedroom and wet room. He was happy to be home in his new faculties.


Cafe Feasibility

DMA Associates were engaged to explore the feasibility of a cafe design to be run by ex military veterans.

Bespoke architectural design

DMA Associates were engaged for bespoke architectural design for this large property owned by a leading professional footballer. The proposals including an 'arc' shaped snooker room with vaulted ceiling.

Home Adaptations following a Brain Injury

Article for Autumn Newsletter 2015

Adaptations for bungalow

Were exploring three dimension design for the bungalow adaptation for our client to include level access and widened door openings.

Visit our YouTube channel for more visuals

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Design for a new bungalow Penwortham

Plans are underway for the bespoke design of a bungalow in Penwortham near Preston.  The client also required 3D images to help visualise the proposal.

Expert Witness Accommodation Reports

Latest flyer on disability accommodation expert witness reports has been issued.

Barn Conversion

DMA Associates were engaged for the design in reconfiguration of layout in a barn conversion ,including obtaining Planning Permission.

'Disabled in an Instant' produced by BBC

Interesting programme produced by the BBC

Moving home after adaptations

Its always a pleasure to be there when our client move into their adapted accommodation following the construction work.

Adaptations Birkdale

This Victorian property was adapted for our wheelchair dependent client, by way of a through floor lift to all levels, door widening, level access and creation of accessible ensuite and external ramping

Extension and adaptations Bury

DMA Associates were engaged for full design, tendering and contract administration of this complex project for our client with paraplegia following at road traffic accident. The works were undertaken during litigation. The project involved complex civil engineering and external works. The final project included accessible accommodation with specially adapted en-suite facilities, carers accommodation and assisted technology.  2014/ 2015

Raising funds for the Walton Centre

DMA Associates were pleased for sponsor the Calais to Mount Ventoux cycle event to raise funds for the Walton Centre, for the amazing work they do including treating brain issues.

Adapted Bungalow North Wales

DMA Associates were engaged by our clients Deputy to adapt this bungalow in North Wales to create accessible living space including a specially adapted ensuite with specialist bath and track and hoist, carers space and level access internally and externally. Working closely with deputy and case manager.
2012/ 2013

DDA Compliant ramps to an office

DMA Associates were engaged to design and specify a new accessible entrance and ramping to an office in Southport, together with obtaining Planning Consent and Building Regulations approval.

St Helens bungalow adaptations

We transformed this bungalow to make it suitable and accessible for a gentleman who was wheelchair dependent and required extensive care support, working closely with his case manager,

Cheshire house adaptation

We transformed this property for a child with cerebral palsy and her family, providing  level access internally and externally, specialist en-suite facilities complete with a specialist bath and track and hoist, together with carers facilities. Working with her case manager and deputy.

Domestic Extensions

DMA Associates have received numerous instructions for domestic homeowner drawings for both conversion, remodeling and extension to meet family needs, in and around the Preston, Leyland, Southport and Chorley locality

Accommodation Expert Witness Manchester

Instructions received for a detailed Part 35 Accommodation Report for a case where a young man was injured in a road traffic accident, by an uninsured driver. Instructions included to prepare an Agreed Joint Statement with the other Parties expert.
October 2012

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