Wheelchair Access for Your Garden Room
According to NHS England, there are currently over 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK.
For many families in the UK, having a space to escape to is a high priority. Especially in the modern day and age when homes are getting smaller, leaving even less space. A popular solution to creating space and one that has become more popular over the recent year, are garden rooms. A more cost and time effective solution to home extensions.
On Another Level
A garden room is all well and good, but when you are one of the 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK, you might be asking yourself, how would that work for me? Most buildings are built with some form of elevated decking. Don’t let this put you off building your garden room if you or a family are a wheelchair user. Your site surveyor will be able to advise you on the best position for your garden room. This will allow for access to be made level.
Once your building has been installed, the next step would be to find a trusted landscaper. Your landscaper will help you with landscaping your garden to create a smooth path up to the entrance. If you have chosen not to have level access into your building, now’s the perfect time to have a ramp installed.
David, a customer of ours who recently installed a garden retreat for his son shows a perfect example of how a ramp can be created within the landscaping of your garden to create wheelchair accessibility. Adding a garden room with level access has given David’s son the freedom of personal space to escape to.
If you’re thinking of having a garden room installed but are reluctant due to access issues, why not book a free site survey. One of our professional surveyors will be able to guide you through the entire process.