Wimborne Extension and Retrofit for Wheelchair Accessiblity

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    Wimborne, Dorset
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A thoughtfully refurbished 1980s house in Wimborne with a specially designed extension for wheelchair accessibility. This project provides essential accommodation for a family member with Motor Neurone Disease, ensuring easy access and maneuverability. The new rear extension features additional living space, an accessible bedroom and en suite, and step-free garden access, enhancing well-being and tranquility of the residents.

The existing ground floor layout has been remodelled to accommodate the use of wheelchair throughout the ground floor. The new extension will assist in creating a feeling of well-being and tranquility for the occupants. The new wing sits at the south end of the plot facing north onto the garden, keeping harsh direct sunlight out of the bedroom. The design of the extension keeps the mass low to avoid impacting on neighbouring properties and to minimise shading of the garden.

Other changes made to improve the dwelling include a new Juliet balcony to the master bedroom, new openings to better connect the ground floor spaces with the garden, and the removal of mock Tudor timber planking from the exterior to modernise the buildings appearance.