Building accessibility alterations
Wessex can help you to make changes to your property to make it more accessible for future tenants, or you may need to make adjustments to your property to accommodate the changing needs of an existing tenant.
Sensitivity and care
There are many things that you can do to make a property more generally accessible, but there may also be specific needs that need to be addressed. Wessex has the capability to help you assess these needs and provide the best solution for you and your tenant.
As well as being a safety concern, accessibility issues in the home can make a disabled tenant feel isolated and have a significant impact on their mental health. With a full understanding of your legal obligations, but also a sensitivity to the needs of your tenant, Wessex can provide a detailed proposal of changes that should, could and might be made to your property to accommodate disabilities or mobility issues.
From car park to kettle
Accessibility considerations need to start with looking at the way your tenant lives in your building, from coming home, to washing, cooking, cleaning and sleeping and, of course, making that essential cup of tea!
Wessex can assess and provide services necessary to improve access from the car park into the building, lighting and mobility through shared stairways and corridors, and a wide range of accessibility measures within the home. Modified doorways, specially adapted bathrooms, ‘right height’ switches, and accessible kitchens are all alterations that can make a tenant’s home more comfortable and improve their quality of life.
Midnight power failures, or other emergency issues, can be even more harrowing for tenants with a disability. Our maintenance packages mean that we can be on call to resolve these issues at any time of day or night, 365 days a year. And our central call and job management system means we can prioritise your most vulnerable tenants wherever possible.
In 2015 Wessex was awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. This leading third party accreditation scheme recognises high standards in health and safety management, where businesses undergo a vetting process examining health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice.
Wessex are pleased to have been members of Constructionline since 1998. This organisation pre-qualifies all suppliers to government standards, and maintain relationships with a range of industry, ePurchasing and Government partners to ensure that they remain relevant to procurement professionals within the construction industry.
Electrical Contractors Association (ECA)
Wessex have been ECA members since 1973. The Electrical Contractors Association includes electrical installers, manufacturers, distributors and end users. It is dedicated to best practice and efficient, effective and safe working procedures to ensure its members deliver the very best service across a broad spectrum of commissions.
National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC)
The NICEIC is the electrical contracting industry’s independent voluntary body for electrical installation matters throughout the UK. Wessex have been a member since 1973. NICEIC has been assessing the technical competence of contractors for over 50 years.