Barrier-Free Design Services

In short, barrier-free design is all about access, with a focus on creating physical environments that accommodate individuals with disabilities. How people access, move around (whether walking, running, or rolling), and exit properties can have a profound impact on both quality of life and productivity. And it is a fact that buildings that are not suitably equipped are more challenging for those with  disabilities. This is why design elements like ramps, wider hallways to accommodate wheelchairs, lower counter tops, and more, are often recommended and/or required.

Through the F. Lax Construction barrier-free design division, we enable physically challenged individuals to experience full functionality in their homes. By use of architectural designers, occupational therapists, estimators and project managers, we tailor your home or rental property to fulfill your specific needs and meet the stringent regulatory requirements. From barrier free kitchens, to bathrooms, to walk in showers and more, our designs are deliberately adaptable so that they can be modified if necessary.

“Our team strives to make your property accessible to and useable by everyone, not just those with disabilities. We promote independence and instill dignity through safe, functional design.”

Enabling Better Quality of Life for People With Disabilities

For years, F. Lax Construction has been retained by homeowners, businesses, and municipalities for barrier-free design. We understand that properties must not only be functional and esthetically pleasing, but be highly accessible to people with disabilities.

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We provide emergency restoration response to over 13 counties in southeastern Michigan.

Common Barrier-Free Designs

Steps can be difficult to navigate and even dangerous, particularly during inclement weather. Level surfaces and smooth grades can make access points easier to navigate and to move items through.

Lowering the threshold rise at entrances, hallways, and between rooms can reduce the risk of trips and falls.

Walk in showers are easy to enter and exit, even with a wheelchair, are modern in appearance, and can be highly space efficient.

Grab bars can be be seamlessly and discreetly integrated into architectural designs and provide great benefit to those who need assistance getting in and out or up and down in a toilet or shower area.

Providing a minimum amount of space under your counters and sink (generally 29″ or more) is important for storage, stools, or your knees when standing to work.

Configuring pantries with some measure of lower shelving can accommodate both shorter people and those in wheelchairs.

Expanded garage spaces are easier to navigate and are convenient for easily storing and accessing important household items.

Experience & Expertise

At F. Lax Construction, we have the experience and expertise in barrier-free design to make your residential, commercial, or municipal property more accessible and adaptive for people with disabilities. This specialized, highly collaborative service begins with an in-person consultation and we stay with you and your team every step of the way until construction is complete.

Our Barrier-Free consulting service is open to homeowners, business owners, municipal leaders, contractors, interior designers, and anyone looking for floor plan revisions, accessibility guidance, ADA guidelines, Universal Design recommendations, and aging in place recommendations.

Why Choose F. Lax Construction?

  • We are a Better Business Bureau A+ Rated Company
  • We Provide 24/7 Live Operators
  • We Feature a 60-90 Minute Response Time
  • We Employ Uniformed, Drug Tested & Background Checked Professional Technicians

  • We Bill Directly to Insurance Companies

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Turn to our sister company, X-Cel Restoration, for comprehensive restoration and/or remediation services for water, fire, mold and storm damage. Together, we bring over 50 years of the most advanced technologies and practices to quickly solve your emergency disaster problems.

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Founded in 1946, F. Lax Construction is your preferred mitigation and restoration services provider in times of disaster. Because a crisis can happen at any time, we offer emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to over 13 counties in Southeastern Michigan. We will arrive at any commercial, residential, or industrial site in a timely manner to assess and repair damage caused by fire, water, storm, and all natural or man-made disasters.

If you are facing an emergency, contact us within 24 hours of the first sign of damage. We will provide the professional services required to execute the repairs or restoration and prevent further damage from occurring. What’s more, we will work directly with your insurance company to coordinate every aspect of your claim and help you achieve the best possible outcome.