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.About Brotherwood®
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The Collins Family
When the Collins family were looking for a high quality, safe and discrete Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle for their son Mark, they were drawn to the Brotherwood Klastar - a unique lowered floor WAV conversion for the Mercedes-Benz V-Class.
The Wilkinson Family
The Wilkinson family can now enjoy comfortable journeys in and around their home town of Southampton and further afield, with daughter Sophie travelling inclusively as part of the family, seated in her bespoke wheelchair.
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The Brotherwood® Difference
Explore the unique benefits of a Brotherwood® Wheelchair Accessible Car:
When designing our WAVs, we place emphasis on wheelchair passenger comfort, ensuring that the wheelchair travels in the centre of the vehicle, on a level floor. Sitting centrally creates a smoother ride, with a naturally ergonomic seating position.
The lowered floor and central wheelchair position of a Brotherwood® conversion 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.
Each WAV we manufacture is tested to the highest possible standards for wheelchair passenger safety, ensuring peace of mind. Even wheelchairs up to 190kg can travel safely. Our safety accreditations include European Type Approval and PAS-2012.
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.
Latest Brotherwood® News & Press
- March 25, 2020
- Temporary Factory Lockdown
Due to the current unprecedented circumstances, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our office and factory, in order to safeguard the wellbeing of our staff and clients.
During this time, members of our team will be working from home, enabling you to contact us using the following details.
- March 19, 2020
- COVID-19 STATEMENT
BUSINESS AS NORMAL - SUPPORTING YOUR MOBILITY
Despite a searching environment, Brotherwood are taking a positive approach to ensure client wellbeing, whilst trying to maintain a ‘business as normal’ approach as much as possible; in order to support your mobility during these unprecedented times.
- March 17, 2020
- More Ways to Keep in Touch
We would like to reassure all Brotherwood® clients that we are taking extra steps to protect your wellbeing during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
- March 6, 2020
- Now Granted Extra Appeal
Brotherwood® are pleased to reveal that for a limited time - and strictly whilst stocks last - we will be offering some extra-special offers for our Quarter 2 (April - June) Motability Advance Payments.
From April 2020, you'll be able to lease a brand-new Brotherwood VW Caddy Goodlife WAV from just £1,642 Advance Payment- or £3,895 for automatic models. You can even take delivery in April if you place your order in good time!
- February 27, 2020
- Brotherwood Gain Recognition as Integrated Partner of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Brotherwood are pleased to announce that we have been officially recognised as an Integrated Partner of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
- February 5, 2020
- Brotherwood WAV Show 2020 Dates Announced
Save the date for the only event solely dedicated to Special Purpose Vehicles for wheelchair users: The Brotherwood WAV Show 2020 gives you the opportunity to explore, test and drive the UK's leading range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, all in one place.
Discuss your mobility needs with expert advisors, see the latest products, and enjoy hospitality courtesy of Europes' largest and most prestigious motor museum.
- October 29, 2019
- Using Your Brotherwood® WAV: Easy Powered Loading with PAWRS
Brotherwood® Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) can be fitted with PAWRS, a Power Assisted Wheelchair Restraint System, for fast, effortless loading of wheelchair and passenger.
PAWRS is a remote-controlled - no pushing required, simply connect the wheelchair and for effortless loading of combined wheelchair and passenger weights up to 250kg at the press of a button.
This video demonstrates best practice when using your PAWRS device to quickly, easily and safely load your Brotherwood® WAV.
- September 27, 2019
- The 5 Benefits of a Lowered Floor in a WAV
Brotherwood Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) are fitted with a unique low-floor (sometimes referred to a a dropped-floor) design that creates several benefits for the wheelchair user when travelling.
Let's take a look at the main advantages of this type of wheelchair access conversion.
- September 19, 2019
- World-renowned Robotics Expert chooses Brotherwood
It was an exciting day this week as we had the pleasure of delivering a new Brotherwood Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle to Dr Peter Scott-Morgan.
Peter is a world-renowned roboticist and artificial intelligence expert who upon being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2016, set in motion a plan to become the world's first 'cyborg' - assimilating technology into his body in order to not only survive but thrive!
- June 13, 2019
- The Covers Are Off
NEW PRODUCTS REVEALED AT THE 2019 BROTHERWOOD WAV SHOW
In case you missed it - the 2019 Brotherwood WAV Show took place between Thursday 6th and Saturday 8th June at Haynes International Motor Museum, attracting hundreds of guests across all three days as we unveiled some exciting new products for the very first time.
- March 19, 2019
- The New Face of Big Space
The UK’s Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists Brotherwood have kicked off a big year of exciting product launches with the release of the new 2019 Ford Tourneo Connect.
A compact, modern vehicle, the Brotherwood “C’Arete 2” conversion answers client demands for a large amount of space in a small vehicle – the unique Brotherwood low, flat, level floor conversion creating up to 59 inches of internal headroom; enough for even tall wheelchair users to travel comfortably, with plenty of space and good visibility out of the windows. The feeling of space and light is further increased by Ford’s large Panorama sunroof, which floods the interior with natural daylight.
- January 18, 2019
- WAV Weekend 2019 Dates Announced
Save the date for the only event dedicated to Special Purpose Vehicles for wheelchair users: The Brotherwood WAV Weekend gives you the opportunity to explore, test and drive the UK’s leading range of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, all in one place. Discuss your mobility needs with expert advisors, see the latest products, and enjoy hospitality courtesy of Europes’ largest and most prestigious motor museum.
- December 18, 2018
- Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas
Christmas Greetings from all at Brotherwood
We would like to wish all of our clients, suppliers and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
PLEASE NOTE OUR CHRISTMAS CLOSING TIMES:
CLOSED FROM 13.00 on Monday, 24th December
RE-OPENING 8.30 on Wednesday, 2nd January 2019
- December 5, 2018
- Stay Safe This Winter with our Winter Driving Tips
Winter is a busy time of year on the roads; with more people than usual travelling to visit friends and family, or pick up their Christmas shopping. With extra traffic, dark evenings and wintery conditions, it pays to take a little extra time preparing for your journeys this December.
- August 30, 2018
- Important News for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Owners
Brotherwood® have been campaigning for years for more stringent safety checks for critical wheelchair and passenger restraint systems, which are crucial for the safe transportation of wheelchairs and their users, and so we welcome these new regulations which ensure that your vehicle can continue to safely serve your needs for years to come.
- June 1, 2018
- Brotherwood Reveal Klastar Long
Over the May bank holiday, hundreds of wheelchair users, their families, carers and occupational therapists were in attendance at the exclusive Brotherwood WAV WEEKEND event, held at the amazing Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset, to witness the reveal of their latest development:The new Brotherwood Klastar Long, Brotherwood's newest wheelchair-accessible iteration of the luxurious Mercedes-Benz V-Class.
- March 15, 2018
- The Brotherwood WAV Weekend 2018
This May, the UK's Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists Brotherwood® return to the fabulous Haynes International Motor Museum, giving you the unique opportunity to see, explore and try out their outstanding range of Accessible Vehicle solutions under one roof.
- January 25, 2018
- Petrol vs Diesel: Which Is Better For a WAV?
With so much coverage of the petrol versus diesel debate in the current news, we are often asked by our clients whether a petrol or diesel powered Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle is better.
The quick answer is, that neither is automatically better than the other - but depending on your driving style, and typical vehicle usage pattern, one may be better suited to your needs than the other.
Let's look at the benefits of petrol and diesel, and discuss how each may suit your requirements when looking for your next WAV.
- November 3, 2017
- Brotherwood Supply Milestone 5000th Accessible Vehicle
Brotherwood, the UK’s leading Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle specialists, reached a historic milestone this summer – converting and supplying their 5000th new WAV to yet another delighted client.
The gleaming Obsidian Black Mercedes-Benz V-Class with Brotherwood’s unique ‘Klastar’ lowered floor conversion was delivered to the Wilkinson family, who can now enjoy comfortable journeys in and around their home town of Southampton and further afield. The Brotherwood conversion enables daughter Sophie to travel inclusively as part of the family, whilst seated in her bespoke wheelchair.
- August 3, 2017
- Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Approval & Testing Explained
There are no statistics, records or evidence that people who travel in their wheelchairs are at greater risk than any other motoring passenger. However there are many specific regulations and requirements to ensure that Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) are as safe as possible.