A PROJECT to convert a house into a wheelchair-friendly abode has been completed.

Llanfyllin-based Peter Cape fell from a ladder while working on a roof last year, leaving him with severe injuries and requiring the use of a wheelchair.

As his house was not wheelchair-friendly, a Band of Builders team stepped in to help out.

Tradespeople from across the country descended on Peter’s home on Good Friday and within eight days had made the property wheelchair-accessible.

Converting Peter’s house was BoB’s first project as a registered charity and it had extra meaning as Peter is a member of Band of Builders himself.

Peter said: “We got the house back on Saturday, the weather was horrific bless them. They were working right up to the wire, the weather was really against them.

“It’s spectacular. What they’ve achieved is unbelievable. On Sunday morning I went into the kitchen and made my wife a cup of coffee for the first time in five months.

“It’s stunning. It’s given me the ability to be a parent, not a patient. It’s given me back a bit of dignity and freedom and stops my wife from being my carer.

“It would be remiss to not mention all the local tradesmen who supplied time and machinery. There was a huge amount of community engagement, with lots of people doing their bit.”

Band of Builders chairman Richard Patchesa said: “Every project that BoB completes has a special place in the hearts of those who volunteer, the beneficiaries receiving much-needed help, and our supporters who made it all happen, and Peter’s project is no different.

“The changes that we’ve made will help make Peter’s life much easier and make a real difference to him and his family.

“The fact that Peter has helped so many others through his work with BoB, and that this was our first project since becoming a registered charity, are both the icing on the cake.

“We’d like to give a big thanks to everyone who helped us, especially members of the local community. Without you and without our supporters and volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.”