This will allow the client, a wheelchair user, to navigate between the buildings independently and to move between the centuries, so-to-speak.
A glass structure connects the main house and the new build and covers two floors, including a lift. Barrier-free access has been created between the buildings on both the ground floor and the first floor. There is also an entrance and exit here, which enables the client to enter or leave the building independently at any time.
A Guldmann GH1 ceiling hoist system, installed by Direct Healthcare Solutions Ltd, is used in the client’s bedroom with the rail system integrated subtly into an exposed timber beam, so that the practical aid is almost invisible.
The new build was carried out between the start of 2017 and the end of 2018 and cost the equivalent of roughly £350,000.