Lifetime Homes are designed to make it as easy as possible for as long as possible to live within them, because thoughtful design is at the very heart of their initial build. With a lifetime home, some adjustment may be required in some places, but generally the difference between a lifetime home and one which is not, is that a Lifetime Home is designed to be inhabited through the majority of the occupant’s lifetime. Construction in North Wales is starting to jump onto the idea of Lifetime Homes, as it is a very well-worn subject that there is simply not enough housing in the UK for everyone.
Lifetime Housing is designed to provide accessible and adaptable accommodation, from young families to older people – or even individuals with a temporary or physical impairment. Lifetime Homes design will allow older people to stay in their own homes for longer, as well as reducing the need for home adaptations, as well as provide far greater choice toward disabled people who cannot achieve independent living, due to their own lack of suitable housing.
Lifetime Homes are designed to include 5 principles. Inclusivity, Adaptability, Accessibility, Sustainability, as well as good value. Accessibility is provided from all manner of things such as car parking width, accessible WCs and showers (and also usage of wet rooms instead) convenient bed space, the possibility for stair lifts, and the list goes on.
Lifetime Housing is not a new concept. There are a number of North Wales construction Companies which are willing to undertake the demands of designing a number of houses across the North Wales area which could feasibly be used over the entirety of a tenants life, and Brenig Construction are one of them.
Their work in Llanfairfechan is their first step toward Lifetime Housing built in a sustainable and a viable way, giving great quality homes for the occupants, with thoughtful design which is making waves in the North Wales community for their high build quality and thoughtful design.