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The client in this project was seriously injured following a road traffic accident where he was rendered tetraplegic.  Longdens were appointed during this client’s litigation process to provide assistance with finding a suitable property which could be adapted to meet his and the family’s needs.

Once a property had been identified, Londgens prepared drawings to illustrate how the house could be adapted.  Budget costings were then prepared to assist the courts.  Following agreement, Londgens prepared all the plans for the Planning and Building Regulations Applications.  We then prepared a detailed Specification of Works which included all the client’s specific requirements.  The works were then Tendered to a number of Building Contractors for pricing.  We provided guidance to the client on choosing a Contractor and administered the Building Contract, which included checking on the works, issuing instructions for variations, reviewing and certifying the builder’s requests for payment and carrying out a VAT assessment upon completion.

Whist the existing property already had a swimming pool it was in a dilapidated state and could not be used as a hydrotherapy pool.  Therefore, the existing pool building was demolished to make way for a new modern hydrotherapy pool, which was designed specifically for the client and met all the latest building standards.

The costs attributed to running a property of this size and with a hydrotherapy pool that requires heating 24 hours a day can be significate.  Therefore, we appointed a renewable energy firm to design and install an efficient heating system which also included photovoltaic roof panels and assisted heating of the pool.

Due to the client’s disability, he required a significant amount of assistance with general everyday tasks and he had come to rely on assistance from his carers.  We worked closely with specialist assistive technology companies who supplied and install the necessary equipment which allows the client to open and close doors, operate TV’s, CCTV, alarms, sound system, call his carers, raise and lower his bed – all from an iPad attached to his chair or via voice activation.

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  • We used Longdens to produce the plans for our home extension. We found them extremely efficient throughout the whole process. From start to finish we were kept regularly updated and well informed. Nothing was too much trouble and the costs were excellent value for money. We would highly recommend Longdens and would certainly use them again.

    Mr and Mrs Savin
  • Longdens came up with a fantastic design which included very effect solutions to our space issues. The design was considerate to our budget and allowed us to undertake the work in separate stages over a period of time.  The different materials and construction methods assisted with the budget but also improved the design of the extension. Thank you for all your help and we look forward to all the works being complete.  Hope you can make the house warming.

    Mr and Mrs Lea
  • Longdens assisted our firm with designs for the conversion of a commercial property into residential accommodation.  I found their approach to be innovative, architecturally sympathetic and highly professional.  I would be more than happy to recommend Longdens to any of our clients in the future.

    James Hogben MRICS, Hogbens Property Services
  • I felt I had the power to say exactly what I wanted, and Jonathan would make it happen. Everything’s worked out brilliantly.