Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles From Brotherwood®

The UK's Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Specialists

Brotherwood® have been manufacturing Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles since 1985. Our attention to detail, customer care and commitment to quality mean our ‘WAVs’ carry an excellent reputation across the world. Brotherwood® are regarded as the pioneers of the modern ‘Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle’, changing the perception of disabled transport from conspicuous high-roof vans to discreet everyday wheelchair cars.

Our accessible cars enable wheelchair passengers to travel in comfort, inclusively and safely; sitting closely with other passengers within the vehicle, with a comfortable ride and good visibility. Our wheelchair-friendly vehicles are discreet and stylish. View our new wheelchair accessible vehicles for sale, or browse our approved used mobility cars. Brotherwood wheelchair cars are also available via Motability, or short or long term hire with variable rental periods.


 

The Brotherwood® Difference - Engineering to Enable

Explore the unique benefits of a Brotherwood® Wheelchair Accessible Car:

Comfortable Ride

We place emphasis on wheelchair passenger comfort, ensuring that the wheelchair travels in the centre of the vehicle, on a level floor. Sitting centrally within the car creates a smoother ride, with a naturally ergonomic seating position.

Inclusive Location

The lowered floor and central wheelchair position enables wheelchair users to travel inclusively with family and friends. Up front next to the driver, or between the passenger seats, wheelchair users travel as part of the group.

Safety Accreditation

Each WAV we manufacture is also tested to the highest standards for wheelchair passenger safety, ensuring peace of mind. Even wheelchairs up to 190kg can travel safely. Accreditations include European Type Approval and PAS-2012.

Expertly Engineered

Although our conversion process is extensive, our wheelchair passenger vehicles blend discretely with unadapted cars on the road. Take a look at our manufacturing process, and see what goes into making a Brotherwood wheelchair adapted car.

  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Development

    WAV Research & Development

    Brotherwood design unique, market leading new Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, exclusively for wheelchair passengers.

  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Safety Testing

    WAV Safety Testing

    Our wheelchair car conversions are tested stringently, to achieve standards such as European Community Whole Vehicle Type Approval.

  • Preparing a Vehicle for Wheelchair Access Conversion

    Interior Trim Removal

    Before wheelchair conversion work can begin, we remove the vehicle interior trim, seats, carpets and doors, and store them to protect against damage.

  • Mechanical Preparation for Wheelchair Access Conversion

    Mechanical Preparation

    New cars are prepared mechanically in order to enable our conversions to offer the maximum amount of interior space for wheelchair passengers.

  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Conversion

    Component Fabrication

    We fabricate a lowered floor panel for each vehicle, plus a fuel tank and exhaust system, in-house from our own design. By redesigning these components we can engineer a longer, lower, flatter floor.

  • Wheelchair Access Conversion

    WAV Chassis Conversion

    We fit a custom-made lowered floor panel, exhaust, fuel tank and counterbalanced ramp to each wheelchair accessible vehicle, to offer a comfortable and inclusive wheelchair passenger location.

  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Repairs

    Paint Facilities

    Our factory incorporates high-quality paint facilities, where we can colour match replacement body panels such as bumper caps to the manufacture's original paint specification.

  • Preparing a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

    Conversion Re-Trim

    The interior of a Brotherwood WAV is trimmed to original manufacturer specification, our seamlessly integrated wheelchair passenger conversion at the centre of it.

  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Valeting

    WAV Quality Control

    We pride ourselves on our quality of work and every Brotherwood WAV is thoroughly checked to ensure that it will exceed our customers' expectations.

  • Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Delivery

    Nationwide WAV Delivery

    Brotherwood demonstrate and deliver Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles nationwide, carefully explaining best practise for safely loading and securing a wheelchair user.

 

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