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.
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
For more information please visit https://www.headwaycentrallancashire.org.uk/
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
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.
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 bath installed in one of our adaptations ready for commissioning
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 .
For more information on OTAC visit : https://www.otac.org.uk/
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
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 :
For more information on Disabled Living please visit:
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.
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.
Orchid Cafe Bar Longton
Darts night organised by the Orchid cafe bar in Longton, Preston, in aid of Headway Preston, featuring Colin Lloyd.
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
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.
Headway - Preston and Chorley
Headway Preston and Chorley now offer a Major Trauma Patient Support Service at Royal Preston Hospital. Find out more at www.headwayprestonandchorley.org.uk
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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