A Life Changing Build

Location: Llangollen, Wales


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Before After

The Brief

When the Davies family identified a property that could meet Jake’s accessibility needs, we were appointed carry out a feasibility study to establish if the property was suitable for adaptation – to include specially adapted areas (a therapy room, and fun entertainment areas) to ensure Jake can access and enjoy time with his family and friends, in his own home.

SDA prepared the plans and budgets for the project, assisted in purchase negotiations for the chosen property and managed all aspects of the build – including planning, building regulations, tendering the works, appointment of a contractor and overseeing the project on site.


The Result

A key feature of the adaptation was the extension, to create a new bedroom for Jake, a specially equipped shower room, a carer’s bedroom, a day room, an ensuite shower room and therapy room. The property was further extended to provide a sunroom, detached garage and a covered area for an outdoor hot tub (complete with overhead ceiling hoist) to provide Jake with aqua therapy. We also designed and built a log cabin, complete with a bar, TV and pool table, where Jake can watch rugby with his family and friends.

Existing rooms have been made wheelchair-accessible, while the bedroom, ensuite and therapy room feature ceiling hoists to enable Jake to access the new features and therapy zones in and around his home.

The build itself took eight months, allowing the family and carers to move in quickly and benefit from the new home, which won an award from Denbighshire County Council for its design and build.


t’s been amazing…life changing for the whole family and the carers, who have their own space in the house.

It was a fantastic process, the building work only took eight months. Jonathan Collins, [Project Manager] ran it all, he was a lovely bloke and he dealt with every issue that came up.

Everything is accessible. We’re very fortunate that SDA already had a good relationship with the construction company and were so fantastic at sourcing different things – and the house has also won an award from Denbighshire County Council.

Rob, Jake’s Dad.