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Building It Old School

With over 38 years of experience, we believe in building it right the first time!

Roll in Shower

Aging In Place

A seated shower is essential for the aging in place bathroom. It's a good idea to lower the faucets and hand shower to accommodate a seated user.

Ramp for Unloading

Aging In Place

Wider doorways and turning spaces, flush thresholds and ramps, and smooth access from one floor surface to another are just some of the universal design features that make this home entirely wheelchair accessible.

About Us

Founded in 1979, GB General Contractors has been transforming houses to homes you would be proud to entertain your guests in!  As an alternative to national construction companies, GB is privately owned and operated.  Our complete range of residential contracting services assures you of quality and attention to detail with the convenience of a single source. Whether you are looking for a complete renovation, a room addition, or to just update your space, we can help you realize your dream home.

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Our Services

There are several ways to remodel your home to make it more accessible and easier for you to maneuver. Before you buy your next home or build a new one, there could be some preliminary planning that could help pay off.  We would be happy to discuss a variety of options with you.

 

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Certifications

Family owned and operated since 1979, GB General Contractors is a certified Aging-In-Place-Specialist. We have been working on physically challenged and handicap accessible projects retrofitting homes to be handicap accessible.  Remodels include modifications to showers to create a barrier free entry as well as lowering counters and widening doorways for easy access. Some of our latest projects have been specialized custom built homes to meet our clients physically challenged needs.

As a Certified Graduate Remodeler(CGR). we emphasize the proper business management practices in the Remodeling Industry. It is a great tool to provide guidance to Remodelers in the industry and establish ethical guidelines to follow.

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Excellence

GB General Contractors is proud to be a member of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA), the Remodelors Council, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

GHBA is a nonprofit trade association for the city of Houston and surrounding areas. The GHBA provides continued education for remodeling businesses, home builders, and associates to stay up with the latest building trends and government regulations in the industry. They also have played a large part in charity projects that impacted so many lives.

The Remodelors Council is a part of the GHBA. The Remodelors Council is a professional trade organization that promotes the highest quality in building practices and ethics. With many professional Remodelors and associates in the council, there is a great wealth of knowledge and experience to be shared. GB

The NAHB is very similar to the GHBA, they are on the national level. They provide Remodelors and builders with the news and regulations that affect the home building industry. They are a great resource on the national level for continual education for contractors.

GB General Contractors is proud to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Accredited Business. We strive to build with the highest quality building standards and produce our projects on schedule and on budget.

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TIPS FOR CHOOSING ADA COMPLIANT TOILETS

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, regulates almost every specification in a bathroom, including toilet dimensions and installation, to ensure accessibility to all people. These tips are useful to help you find the right toilet to transform your bathroom into one that is ADA compliant.

1. Check the height

Ideally, the toilet should be positioned between two support bars 36 inches apart. A toilet seat 17 inches off the floor is a more comfortable height for everyone.  Measure the toilet from the base of floor to the top of the seat. The top of the toilet bowl, with the toilet seat attached, must be 17”–19” after installation to comply with ADA regulations.

2. Give it space

Toilets with an undercut bowl are recommended by the ADA because of the requirement for toe clearance. The ADA specifies that there should be a gap of at least 9” beneath an element, such as a toilet, and the floor. The gap should extend at least 25” in depth. An undercut bowl is a bowl that has a gap between its bottom and the base of the toilet. This allows for more foot space and a clear path to increase accessibility.

3. Read the label

Toilets labeled “comfortable height” or “chair height” are distinguished by having a higher seat measurement. This does not always mean the seat height is tall enough to meet ADA regulations. Some “comfortable height” toilet seat heights only measure to 16.5,” which doesn’t meet the minimum 17” height.

4. Flush it out

The flush control of a toilet needs to meet the standards for operating parts set by the ADA. This means that the flush controls need to stand no higher than 44” from the mounting surface and must be activated with less than 5 lbs of force and without twisting or straining your wrists. Most toilets that have a flush valve activated by a lever will meet less than 5 lbs of force, but some toilets that are activated by a flush button will not.

5. Location is key

Consider the placement of the toilet in relation to walls and barriers in the bathroom. With limited room, flush levers must function in a way where the user can easily flush the toilet based on the access point for the stall or room. If the right side of the toilet is against the bathroom wall or partition, then the toilet will have to have the flush control on the left side and vice versa. The flush control is required to be on the open side of the toilet.