Care Annex Features

Construction

  • The annex is built from a strong galvanised steel frame which is covered in a zinc alloy giving it rust / corrosive protection. It provides a strong frame with which can support a personal care hoist increasing mobility around the Care Annex and into the bathroom / wet room. Even if a hoist is not required immediately, we suggest the hoist channel is fitted during construction so if a care plan changes over time, a hoist can be easily fitted without major works.
  • The structural frame can support all cladding, insulation, and façade details giving you lots of options in terms of colour and design.
  • The steel frame allows us to design a frame that is lighter than a wooden equivalent and offers the potential for it to be lifted over a house into a rear garden.
  • Typically, the steel frame is made from up to 40% recycled steel and does not lose its strength over time.
  • The cold-formed steel frame can be supplemented with hot rolled steel sections to add further reinforcement so that it can then support much higher loadings – up to 454 kg (71st) for bariatric purposes.
  • The size and orientation of doors and windows can be changed within the design to suit your particular requirements.
  • Once the design is agreed, the steel frame can typically be completed within 8 – 10 weeks.
  • Usually, the Care Annex does not require traditional foundations but we will undertake a survey to establish the ground conditions and location of mains services. If these are not available, options are available.
  • The Care Annex can be connected to an existing dwelling or made stand-alone.
  • Being modular, the Care Annex can be lifted into position ready built and relocated if required- it’s fully mobile.

Interior Fit-Out

  • Interiors can be designed around your personal needs and budget.
  • We can supply decorated or un-decorated units if you wish to finish the décor off yourself.
  • If the annex is for care use, advice on equipment is available from our partners – if you wish to specify particular equipment, we can incorporate that into the build and specification budget.
  • We can provide kitchen units, an additional spare bedroom for a carer, living area to meet your needs.
  • It is already super-insulated but additional heating and cooling systems can be incorporated whether including panel heaters, air conditioning, and underfloor heating.
  • We can design a range of lighting systems from conventional wall or ceiling lights to more sophisticated LED sky tiles that offer more intense lighting for those with visual impairment and night-time wash lights that give some limited overnight lighting. Control systems can also be customised to operate the curtains and blinds from your bedside.
  • The bathroom / wet room is fully accessible for wheelchair access and fitted with a range of equipment and décor to suit a wide range of requirements and budgets. Easy clean walls or anti-microbial walls can be fitted where there is enhanced infection risk, sanitary ware can incorporate the latest raised WC’s with wash and dry facilities, dementia-friendly showers with anti-scald thermostats, adjustable shower seats, adjustable portable shower chairs, baths with hoists, adjustable basins with sensor taps, reduce risk flooring- the options are endless.
  • We can supply it with care beds, specialist care furniture and floor covering or left unfurnished – you decide what suits you best.
  • The Care Annex can also be supplied with a range of outside decking and porch options to maximise the opportunity for some ‘outdoor’ living space- enhancing the quality of the environment for the occupier.

Our aim is to deliver you a personal service and deliver a design that best suits your needs and budget.

Delivery and Set-Up

  • Modular building within factory conditions delivers superior build quality- every time.
  • The Care Annex is then delivered to the site anywhere within the UK and can, subject to survey, be lifted into position by crane.
  • For the wider care sector, the Care Annex can be designed to accommodate a particular care condition such as bariatric representing a huge advantage in terms of costs, disruption and delivery time compared with undertaking very extensive works within existing buildings.
  • If the Care Annex ever needs to be relocated between sites, it can be lifted back out and delivered to the new location saving the considerable costs of re-moving and re-fitting specialist equipment between buildings.

Care Annex solutions for residential care

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