Huntington Disease sufferer Heather Seaton has specially-adapted extension to her house in Oldbury Court, Southampton

Daily Echo: A 60-tonne crane lifts the modular adaptation pod (MAP) A 60-tonne crane lifts the modular adaptation pod (MAP)

A MUM from Southampton is set to benefit from a specially-adapted new extension to her house - which was added on to her property in just one hour.

In a first for Hampshire, a 60-tonne crane lifted a modular adaptation pod (MAP) over rooftops in Oldbury Court, and placed it next to Heather Seaton's house.

Daily Echo:

The 48-year-old suffers from Huntington's Disease, a debilitating illness that can lead to difficulty speaking and swallowing and a number of other problems.

Until now she has had to use the family living room as a bedroom and bathroom, but the new MAP will now contain all the facilities she needs.

The MAP was built in West Yorkshire and driven down to Southampton overnight, before being hoisted into the right position by the crane.

The pods are designed to help chronically ill and disabled people by allowing them to live independently.

City council cabinet member for housing and sustainability Warwick Payne said: “We're always looking to get the best value for our tenants and MAPs could present a good way of doing that.

“Also, very importantly, it provides another way to help residents to stay in their homes for longer, with significantly less disruption to the family than a traditional extension, so we're providing better value for money and a better service all in one go.”The MAP fitted at Ms Seaton's house is a pilot project, but the council will look at fitting them elsewhere if the project is successful.

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12:00pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Bagamn says...

In the seventies, Burt Bolton at Totton made cores of these for Haringay Coucil as part of their modernisation plan, We used to run them in a spaced convoy to get them craned behind existing properties.
In the seventies, Burt Bolton at Totton made cores of these for Haringay Coucil as part of their modernisation plan, We used to run them in a spaced convoy to get them craned behind existing properties. Bagamn
  • Score: 12

1:22pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Linesman says...

Congratulations to the City Council for taking action to make life easier for a person in desperate need.
Congratulations to the City Council for taking action to make life easier for a person in desperate need. Linesman
  • Score: 44

2:12pm Tue 17 Jun 14

southy says...

Bagamn wrote:
In the seventies, Burt Bolton at Totton made cores of these for Haringay Coucil as part of their modernisation plan, We used to run them in a spaced convoy to get them craned behind existing properties.
Yes I remember them being build for the short time I was there, some was even ship out by ships for the north east coast
[quote][p][bold]Bagamn[/bold] wrote: In the seventies, Burt Bolton at Totton made cores of these for Haringay Coucil as part of their modernisation plan, We used to run them in a spaced convoy to get them craned behind existing properties.[/p][/quote]Yes I remember them being build for the short time I was there, some was even ship out by ships for the north east coast southy
  • Score: 6

2:55pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Lone Ranger. says...

southy wrote:
Bagamn wrote:
In the seventies, Burt Bolton at Totton made cores of these for Haringay Coucil as part of their modernisation plan, We used to run them in a spaced convoy to get them craned behind existing properties.
Yes I remember them being build for the short time I was there, some was even ship out by ships for the north east coast
I thought that the ones at Boultons were timber ..... and these were actually full brickwork .....
.
But great solution to a serious dilema ..... well done to all concerned
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bagamn[/bold] wrote: In the seventies, Burt Bolton at Totton made cores of these for Haringay Coucil as part of their modernisation plan, We used to run them in a spaced convoy to get them craned behind existing properties.[/p][/quote]Yes I remember them being build for the short time I was there, some was even ship out by ships for the north east coast[/p][/quote]I thought that the ones at Boultons were timber ..... and these were actually full brickwork ..... . But great solution to a serious dilema ..... well done to all concerned Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 14

8:46pm Tue 17 Jun 14

03alpe01 says...

Finally! Southampton City Council does something GOOD for a change! Fair play guys glad it could all be sorted out so quick.
Finally! Southampton City Council does something GOOD for a change! Fair play guys glad it could all be sorted out so quick. 03alpe01
  • Score: 4

9:16pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

Blimey, it even looks like real bricks. Will blend in well and a much needed extension for this Lady. Well done SCC.
Blimey, it even looks like real bricks. Will blend in well and a much needed extension for this Lady. Well done SCC. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: 4

9:49pm Tue 17 Jun 14

derek james says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
southy wrote:
Bagamn wrote:
In the seventies, Burt Bolton at Totton made cores of these for Haringay Coucil as part of their modernisation plan, We used to run them in a spaced convoy to get them craned behind existing properties.
Yes I remember them being build for the short time I was there, some was even ship out by ships for the north east coast
I thought that the ones at Boultons were timber ..... and these were actually full brickwork .....
.
But great solution to a serious dilema ..... well done to all concerned
the cladding is brick slips or similar, probably a design life of 10-20 years
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bagamn[/bold] wrote: In the seventies, Burt Bolton at Totton made cores of these for Haringay Coucil as part of their modernisation plan, We used to run them in a spaced convoy to get them craned behind existing properties.[/p][/quote]Yes I remember them being build for the short time I was there, some was even ship out by ships for the north east coast[/p][/quote]I thought that the ones at Boultons were timber ..... and these were actually full brickwork ..... . But great solution to a serious dilema ..... well done to all concerned[/p][/quote]the cladding is brick slips or similar, probably a design life of 10-20 years derek james
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10:56pm Tue 17 Jun 14

BeyondImagination says...

Great Much better than having builders faffing about for months.
Great Much better than having builders faffing about for months. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 4

11:18pm Tue 17 Jun 14

dj scooternick says...

Well done scc.i wonder though if she is on benefits will she get charged bedroom tax,for the crime of being disabled under this government
Well done scc.i wonder though if she is on benefits will she get charged bedroom tax,for the crime of being disabled under this government dj scooternick
  • Score: -2

11:42pm Tue 17 Jun 14

_watchman says...

dj scooternick wrote:
Well done scc.i wonder though if she is on benefits will she get charged bedroom tax,for the crime of being disabled under this government
You see, there you go and jinx it ! They hadn't thought of that ! yet ! haha
[quote][p][bold]dj scooternick[/bold] wrote: Well done scc.i wonder though if she is on benefits will she get charged bedroom tax,for the crime of being disabled under this government[/p][/quote]You see, there you go and jinx it ! They hadn't thought of that ! yet ! haha _watchman
  • Score: 1

10:01am Wed 18 Jun 14

bucktoom says...

I'm really pleased that something has been done to help this lady
I'm really pleased that something has been done to help this lady bucktoom
  • Score: 1

12:14pm Wed 18 Jun 14

southy says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
southy wrote:
Bagamn wrote:
In the seventies, Burt Bolton at Totton made cores of these for Haringay Coucil as part of their modernisation plan, We used to run them in a spaced convoy to get them craned behind existing properties.
Yes I remember them being build for the short time I was there, some was even ship out by ships for the north east coast
I thought that the ones at Boultons were timber ..... and these were actually full brickwork .....
.
But great solution to a serious dilema ..... well done to all concerned
Its not real brickwork Lone, its a tiles stuck on, you can even find some of these all ready around Southampton homes that was not build with bathrooms
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bagamn[/bold] wrote: In the seventies, Burt Bolton at Totton made cores of these for Haringay Coucil as part of their modernisation plan, We used to run them in a spaced convoy to get them craned behind existing properties.[/p][/quote]Yes I remember them being build for the short time I was there, some was even ship out by ships for the north east coast[/p][/quote]I thought that the ones at Boultons were timber ..... and these were actually full brickwork ..... . But great solution to a serious dilema ..... well done to all concerned[/p][/quote]Its not real brickwork Lone, its a tiles stuck on, you can even find some of these all ready around Southampton homes that was not build with bathrooms southy
  • Score: 0

7:22pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

southy wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
southy wrote:
Bagamn wrote:
In the seventies, Burt Bolton at Totton made cores of these for Haringay Coucil as part of their modernisation plan, We used to run them in a spaced convoy to get them craned behind existing properties.
Yes I remember them being build for the short time I was there, some was even ship out by ships for the north east coast
I thought that the ones at Boultons were timber ..... and these were actually full brickwork .....
.
But great solution to a serious dilema ..... well done to all concerned
Its not real brickwork Lone, its a tiles stuck on, you can even find some of these all ready around Southampton homes that was not build with bathrooms
Yes, we all know that. Obvious really.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bagamn[/bold] wrote: In the seventies, Burt Bolton at Totton made cores of these for Haringay Coucil as part of their modernisation plan, We used to run them in a spaced convoy to get them craned behind existing properties.[/p][/quote]Yes I remember them being build for the short time I was there, some was even ship out by ships for the north east coast[/p][/quote]I thought that the ones at Boultons were timber ..... and these were actually full brickwork ..... . But great solution to a serious dilema ..... well done to all concerned[/p][/quote]Its not real brickwork Lone, its a tiles stuck on, you can even find some of these all ready around Southampton homes that was not build with bathrooms[/p][/quote]Yes, we all know that. Obvious really. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: 1

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