The homes include level access with wider doors, a ground floor wet-room, and no radiators on the ground floor to facilitate easier access.
Tenants in Westmeath have received the keys to eight new, accessible homes.
They're part of a 12-unit development at The Green, Bun Daire in Kinnegad.
The homes, developed by Westmeath County Council, incorporate level access with wider front doors, a ground floor wet-room, wider corridors,
the elimination of radiators on the ground floor to facilitate easier access and wider internal doors.
Cathaoirleach Councillor Ken Glynn stated “I am delighted to see this high-quality development being completed by Westmeath County Council and to see tenants move into these very high-quality, energy efficient new homes”.
The main contractor for the project is TH Contractors Ltd. and the development is located adjacent to the existing housing estate at Bun Daire, within walking distance of Kinnegad town centre.
The scheme includes the provision of almost an acre of public open space.
Westmeath County Council says the houses are all built to a very high standard of finish and in terms of energy efficiency are nearly
Zero Energy Buildings or 'nZEB' standard.