Jul 08

Derbyshire Announces Construction Of ‘Easily Adaptable Homes’


A new social housing development in Derbyshire is set to get underway, with council bosses in Bolsover revealing that they plan to deliver 400 new homes in the next four years as part of the area’s social housing building programme.

Speaking to the Derby Telegraph, Steve Fritchley, leader of Bolsover District Council, said that the council is excited about the new partnership it has agreed with local developer Robert Woodhead Limited to construct the properties.

Mr Fritchley explained that the properties will be located at various sites across the Bolsover district, adding that they will be constructed to Lifetime Home standards.

He added: “This will ensure they contain features to make them easily adaptable for people with mobility issues, meaning that homes can be adapted to accommodate people’s needs instead of people having to move to an adapted property as they do now.”

Glenn Slater, chief visionary officer at the housebuilder, told the newspaper that the firm is pleased to be involved in the project with a local authority that is placing the focus on communities, the environment and the local economy.

Earlier this year, Access and Mobility Professional revealed that some of the most popular bathroom adaptations that homeowners choose are the likes of easy access showers and wet rooms, because these are often easy for people to maintain and the installation can be carried out with minimal disruption in the property.

With the UK’s population ageing and more people likely to experience mobility issues in their lifetime, it’s important to consider how you could adapt your home to make it more accessible should the need arise.

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