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Question DetailsAsked on 10/6/2011

looking for bathroom partians for our church also handicap rails we have very little money

we are making improvements in our church ,we are small in members with very little funds, our only deacon passed away this month ,at this time we are attempting to do a lot of our own work we are seeking volunteers, donations also advice. we really need help.

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This is not the type of job I would recommend being done as DIY with volunteers. The Code requirements for accessibility alone are very specific, and can cause thousands of dollars in rework if done wrong the first time. The ADA code is also enforced by violation; if someone gets hurt or complains, so if your improvements are not done correctly, you face additional fines and fees associated with the complaint / incident.

Your best bet would be to hire a licensed architect who can establish the work that needs to be done, establish a phase schedule (to allow for work to be done as funds are available) and to establish a budget.

They also may be able to pin-point commercial remodeling jobs where the current toilet rooms are being remodeled. You may be able to uninstall the equipment yourself before the demolition work starts, and get those items for free.

Once you know the extent of the work, you can then focus your fund raising on Phase 1, Phase 2, etc.

Keep in mind that accessible rails, doorways, partitions, etc. all require support blocking, special hardware, special clearances, etc. Work with a design professional and save your church a lot of money and problems.


Answered 9 years ago by Kenny Johnson


Here in the Milwaukee area, we have ReStore (run by Habitat for Humanity) where you can purchase used home improvement materials for very little cost. There are also a few local salvage companies. I would call around your area and ask if they have anything you're looking for and start collecting what you find.

Answered 9 years ago by wirtzswoodworks


If you are in NC area Serge Construction & Cabinets can help you. This is not for beginers what you want to do and valunters without experience can't help. Give me a call (919)295-4160 Sergey Kesel I can help you build what you want . I am ready to help and people should help each other . I am not will do it for free I have to pay my bills as well , but I can work with limited fonds and free consulting on structural and remodeling projects.

Answered 9 years ago by Serge Construction

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