Architectural Design & Disability Adaptations

Our services in designing and adapting homes for disabled individuals has been developed out of many years’ experience. We have been privileged in working with some truly challenging circumstances where a key component for a better life is both suitable and bespoke accommodation, offered in the form of disability adaptations. We have worked with individuals with a whole range of disabilities including spinal and brain injuries and we fully understand a project is more than just bricks and mortar.

The process of good design and excellent communication means working closely with all those involved - not just between the client, design team and contractor, but also with instructing lawyers, case managers, legal deputies, consultant and 

environmental control engineers, specialist suppliers, occupational therapists, nursing care professionals and others, to ensure the final project is a success.

Whilst we Design Accommodation for Disabled individuals, including a focus on Accessible Architecture, we’re always keen to hear of successful good practice. If you have a good story, after experience of working with Architects for Disabled Accommodation or during the Design of Accommodation for the Disabled, we would always like to hear from you, on good learning especially from completed projects.

Disability adaptation services we offer include:

  • Developing the project brief and feasibility

  • Full site measurement

  • Preparation of detailed proposal drawings

  • Preparation of planning drawings and submission to the local authority

  • Preparation of building regulation drawings and submission to the local authority

  • Preparation of design and access statements

  • Organisation of specialist surveys and investigations

  • Liaison with specialist suppliers and subcontractors

  • Preparation of full working drawings

  • Preparation of full Tender drawings

  • Preparation of full Tender specification

  • Preparation of detailed Tender documentation

  • Identifying Health & Safety issues

  • Serving of Party Wall Notices

  • Obtaining Contractors' Tenders

  • Provision of Tender Analysis

  • Preparation of Contract Drawings

  • Preparation of Contract Documents

  • Contract Administration

  • Chairing of meetings

  • Inspection of works in progress

  • Interim valuation of works and Payment Certificates

  • Agreeing variations to the works

  • Issuing Contract Instruction

  • Maintaining a financial forecast against the budget

  • Certifying Practical Completion of works

  • Agreeing the contractors Final Account

  • Obtaining of completion documentation

  • VAT assessment on disability adaptations.