A homecoming for Brodie

Installer, Complete Aluminium Systems, and its fabricator partner the Glazerite UK Group, have come to the aid of a Hampshire couple who were told that they were not allowed to take their severely disabled new born son home from hospital, because their house was not big enough to accommodate his nursing facility.

As their son would need round the clock professional care, strict rules meant he and his nurse would need separate bedrooms. But their part-owned local authority home had only two bedrooms for parents Paul Boyd and Rebecca Jones and older daughter Megan, 6, and a conventional extension would not be allowed.

Thankfully, Complete Aluminium Systems and the Glazerite UK Group came up with a conservatory solution that would allow Brodie to live with his family after all.

A simple knock-through from the existing kitchen means the new 4m X 3m PVC-U conservatory is now the family’s living space, so the original living room is now Brodie’s bedroom, with a stud wall to create a hallway through to the kitchen.

The family also received help from a range of other local companies who offered their services to help complete the various interior and exterior elements of the project.

Paul Boyd and Rebecca Jones commented: “We have been blown away by people’s kindness and without it, it is likely Brodie would still be in hospital. As it stands our little family is all back together adapting to our new normal. None of which would have been possible without all your help.”

Greig Hayes, of Complete Aluminium Systems, said: “It was a rewarding experience to be able to help this family but we could not have done it without the support of Glazerite, as well as all the other local contractors.”

Glazerite director, Jason Thompson, added: “This is one of those cases where a little lateral thinking could make a world of difference to a family’s future. We were very glad to have been a part of it.”