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It makes sense!

Cosy Home

Keeping warm in winter reduces the risk of illness and helps the whole family thrive.

Kind to the planet

14% of the UK’s carbon emissions comes from homes BUT insulation, draft proofing, renewable heating and sustainable building materials can help reduce this.

Save money

Shave £££s off your bills by future proofing - for example cavity wall insulation can reduce bills in a semi-detached home by up to £285 a year.

Easy Access

Making your home easy to use and get around in for everyone will pay dividends both now and in the future - besides, what’s not to love about a downstairs loo?

More welcoming

If you’re one of the 223,000 people running B&Bs in the UK, greater accessibility will enhance your offer to a wider range of guests.

Safer home

Every year, around 2.7 million visit A&E because of an accident at home. A thoughtful, well designed, accessible home will cut the risk of accidents and falls.

Make your home improvements work smarter

The way we use rooms can change over time. For example this downstairs room has evolved from a playroom, to an office and eventually a bedroom.

By investing in making sure you get the basics right, your house will be able to meet your family’s needs both now and in the future.
As a playroom for when children are young, triple glazed windows help make the room cosy and comfortable – and save money on heating bills too!
Insulating the walls also keeps the room cosy – and adding extra cabling/smart home wiring at this stage means your home will keep up with technology for years to come.
Floorboards make the room easy to clean and keep tidy. (Aim for slip resistant surfaces!)
When the children are older, the room can easily be converted to an office – those triple glazed windows help maintain a great working environment even when it’s really chilly outside.
Wall insulation helps keep noise down even in a busy house, and the extra cabling added earlier means your office will function smoothly with no dodgy internet connections or wifi hiccups!
Floorboards provide a clean, sophisticated working environment.
If the room needs to be converted to a downstairs bedroom at a later stage, triple glazed windows help contribute to the warmer environment needed by many older people.
Insulation also helps keep the room cosy – and the extra cabling helps run things like automated curtains, lights and bedside phones and intercoms that make life easier.
A level surface gives better accessibility for people with mobility problems. (But remove any rugs as they can cause trips!)

“I became a Future Proof Ambassador because future proofing my life and my home have been and remain extremely high on my list of priorities. With careful and well considered building design I am hoping that my ‘forever’ home will be just that”

Susanna Geoghegan, Home Owner



Q Do you love your home and plan to stay there for the next 10-15 years?

TIP A future proofed home is more saleable, safer and affordable to run.


Q Do you or any of your loved ones have any health issues that could affect their mobility or ability to remain independent in the future?

TIP Consider the needs of loved ones who may not live with you now, but may need to live or stay with you in the future.


Q Is your home (or theirs) in middle of nowhere?

TIP It's a good idea to factor in how close they are to a support network and how easy or difficult it will be to get the shops or the GP now and in the future. This will impact on the whole family in time.


Q Is the property in a hilly area?

TIP TIP: If your property has steps to the front door a good looking hand rails slope or gentle slope will help welcome them to the door.


Q Is it easy to get into and out of the property, and is there a downstairs loo?

TIP No matter where you live - a badly designed entrance and no loo downstairs makes life difficult for everyone especially Mums with prams and wheelchair users too.


Q Is it easy and affordable to heat your home?


Q Is the garden difficult to maintain?

TIP According to My Job Quote a gardener costs £14-20 per hour.


Whether moving or improving find out how to future proof your home.

Did you know there is a huge demand for more accessible energy efficient homes?

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Make sure that with every home improvement you also cost in upgrades to the insulation in both floors, walls and in the roof AND add in double or triple glazed windows.

According to the Energy Saving Trust a hot water cylinder jacket costs just £15 and could save you around £20 a year in fuel bills.


If your garden and home are expensive to maintain and run, consider whether the costs are likely to outweigh the benefits in the future.


None of us know what will happen in the future but the Covid pandemic has taught us all to expect the unexpected.

By future proofing your home you'll create a safe haven that can adapt to cater for you and your family's future changing needs.

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A welcoming property will have a step free entrance at the front entrance and if not, at the back. Alternatively you can iron out bumpy entrances with slopes or ramps.

If your property is difficult to get into and there is no downstairs WC consider modifying the downstairs layout to add a bathroom or loo.

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Hills are really tricky for anyone with mobility issues as well as mums with prams which can make life difficult and tiring.

Local transport can provide a useful solution but consider the cost and reliability. If this is unaffordable you might want to consider a move.

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