A REVOLUTIONARY new housing extension has
been delivered to a tenant in the Hillhall estate.
Glen Moore, who is unable to use his upstairs
bathroom, took delivery of a 'Pod' - a pre-built room that
attaches on to the rear of an existing house.
The 'Pod', which in this case is a fully
equipped bathroom with a shower, wash hand basin and toilet, was
delivered by lorry and lowered into position by crane and in
less than an hour it was attached to Mr. Moore's home.
This is the third Pod to be installed to
Housing Executive homes, and Mary McKeown, the Housing
Executive's architect on the POD project, commented: "We have
previously installed Pods to homes in Belfast and Bangor and we
are delighted with the success of this project already. "
She continued, The Pod can be either a
bathroom or a bedroom and bathroom. While the Pod is being made
in a factory, the contractor prepares the site in preparation
for the Pod to be dropped into place. The Pod is connected to
the home and in a few days it looks as if it had always been
Speaking on behalf of her husband, Joanne
Moore said: "My husband has been unable to use the upstairs
bathroom, so we were delighted when the Housing Executive
decided to try out this new system at our home.
"This new bathroom will be of real help to
Glen and the family. However, it is more than just a bathroom -
it is a means to ensure that he can live a more normal life
without having to rely so much on other people. We can't thank
the Housing Executive enough for all the help they have given