Our latest project for Thame & District Housing Association – a two storey side extension and refurbishment of two flats – is due to start on site in mid-April. Planning permission was sought and granted by Buckinghamshire Council for improvements to the one bedroom flats at Anstey Court in Waddesdon.
The existing stairs to the first floor accommodation pose accessibility issues, as they’re too steep to meet the latest building regulations: our solution was to design an extension to the side of the building to house a new wider staircase and entrance door, so that it’s more suitable for elderly residents.
Because of the siting of the building there was only one option for the extension, and it meant that the internal layout of the First Floor flat would be changed to accommodate the new entrance. The Ground Floor flat will receive full redecoration.
Our administration of the procurement process lead to Skyline Development & Construction being appointed to carry out the building works, and we are looking forward to working with them on this social housing improvement project.