1. What is an Adaptation?
Adaptations usually include changing part or parts of the house to make access easier – examples being the replacement of a bath with a level access shower, installing an access ramp or widening a doorway.
2. Can I get a grant for the works?
You may be eligible for a grant dependant on personal wealth and need. It can often take up to two years to receive but your local authority will be able to advise. More information is available here.
3. Is John Ford Group work guaranteed?
All work is carried out under contract and guaranteed
4. Does John Ford Group employ sub contractors?
The nature of specialist work means that sub contractors are often used on projects. Where fitters are self employed they have been fully vetted including having a Criminal Records Check. Most have worked for John Ford Group for many years.
5. Will I pay VAT?
Adaptations are often zero-rated for VAT which is confirmed by the client using a self assessment form which John Ford Group will draw up.
6. How long will works take?
This is based on the type and nature of the works. As an example – a level access shower will usually take between 1 and 2 weeks, a stair lift will take 2 days to install (a straight stairlift can often be fitted within 48 hours of order and a curved lift will need to be made and therefore the lead-in times will vary). John Ford Group will always give an estimate of programme when tendering.
7. How much will it cost?
Again, dependant on scope. As an example – a level access shower will start from £4500 and raise dependant on scope of works, a straight stair lift will start from £1250 and a curved will be dependent on amount of turns – but a guide would be circa £4500 for two flights and two turns (refurbished stannah).
8. Who designs the adaptation?
For small adaptations, John Ford Group take on a turn-key role and will design and manage the project from inception, through to completion.
9. Do I need an OT assessment?
We always recommend an OT assessment to ensure that all adaptations proposed are fit for purpose now and in the future. We can recommend an Occupational Therapist for an initial assessment here.
10. Can I visit a previous John Ford Group projects?
Many past John Ford Group Customers have kindly agreed to show people their facility and discuss their experience of John Ford Group. Please contact us and we’ll be able to put you in touch.
11. Can I obtain references from past customers?
Again – many customers have agreed to speak with those thinking of employing our services. Please contact us for details.
12. What accreditations does John Ford Group hold?
- Chartered Builder Company
- Buy with Confidence
- British Healthcare Awards winner
- Member of British Healthcare Trades Association
13. How much Insurance cover does John Ford Group hold?
£5Million Professional Indemnity; £10Million Employers Liability: £5Million Professional Indemnity.
14. Can I hire rapid response equipment?
Shower/Toilet pods are either sold with a buy back option or hired. Ramps and straight stair lifts can be hired or purchased.