VALUE: £350,000
LOCATION: Mansfield
DURATION: 32 weeks

Construction of two new bungalows

Two brand new bungalows have replaced several neglected garages on Bonington Road in Mansfield. The project involved the stripping back of vegetation and the removal of garage bases in order to build a retaining wall and two large, single-storey, two-bedroom properties in traditional brick with tiled roofs. We worked with the council to construct the new homes and provided hard and soft landscaping to the scheme.

Both bungalows have been built according to the design criteria of the Lifetime Homes guidelines, to ensure the homes can be easily adapted for lifetime use, at minimal cost. One of the properties is wheelchair accessible, and features adjustable height worktops, sink and hob in the kitchen, carefully placed light switches, and level access.

The building works began in September, with tight time constraints. We completed the project with a minimum disturbance to the residents of a highly populated area.

It was vital that the delivery of this scheme caused the minimum of disturbance to the Bonington Road residents, and it is to the credit of the Novus team that both the quality of the work and the manner in which it was carried out were of a high standard. “Novus’ experience in delivering accessible homes made the company an obvious choice to carry out the work, and we are delighted with the outcome.

Rob Purser, strategic housing manager at Mansfield District Council

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