Wheelchair access to the house that creates an accessible route around the whole garden. An additional accessible en suite wet room is gained without losing a bedroom.
This ground floor flat in Bonnington, Edinburgh, had an incredible sunny garden. Disabled adaptations were required to make the flat accessible by wheelchair. The challenge was to construct an access ramp without ruining the garden or views from the flat. Also, the existing bathroom was too small to be easily used by my clients.
A new access ramp runs the whole length of the garden, with a path leading between existing trees to a summer house and onto a timber deck and new level threshold glazed doors into the flat. The access ramp is detailed with timber handrails and a recycled rubber floor finish so it blends into the garden. Internally a new en suite wet room is installed in a bedroom. The existing doors are all widened to enable wheelchair access throughout the flat.