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Sunday, 9 October, 2022

Wheelchair friendly house in Hampshire — Grand Designs Magazine

Despite being fans of the TV series, retirees Jo and David Wright had never contemplated taking on their own Grand Designs-style project, until they found themselves in need of a wheelchair-friendly house.

Following an infection in her spine, Jo found herself in need a more accessible home. The couple raised their three grown-up children, Lizzie, Sally and Tim, in a six-bedroom, four-storey Edwardian house in the Hampshire countryside.

No longer suitable for Jo’s needs, the couple started searching for a single-storey property, but couldn’t find anything they liked. They then investigated the possibility of extending their home to create a wheelchair-friendly ground floor.

‘Building an extension would have left me cut off from everyone,’ Jo explains. ‘I wanted to be able to go into every room and be entirely independent.’

Click here to read full article https://www.granddesignsmagazine.com/self-build/wheelchair-friendly-house-in-hampshire/

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