Freedom can deliver every aspect of your project from initial design ideas all the way through to landscaping and accessible outdoor areas.

Freedom Living Solutions are specialist disability property builders. We were founded in 2017 in response to the lack of companies that focus on adapting building designs to suit the needs of people with disabilities.

Director Daniel Calnan created the company to support families and develop solutions within a budget that suits them.

As speciailst disability property builders, our expertise is now offered to commercial and public sector clients seeking to develop disability enabled construction projects and development schemes.

Freedom leaves no stone unturned in finding ways to do quality work whilst sticking to an agreed spend.

Our Story - Daniel Calnan, Director

Photo of Daniel Calnan, Freedom DirectorI have been involved in construction for my whole working life. But after a tragic accident several years ago, my youngest daughter was left with severe complex needs resulting from a traumatic brain injury.  I had to find a property that I could re-model to create an adapted home we could all share as a family. In 2015 I did this with the help of my team at Kent Structures. Creating a home that really mattered – and gave so much satisfaction and enjoyment – led to the decision to do this for other people.


Freedom was set up in 2017 as a specialist design and build service that could work directly with families, consultants and architects.  I am so pleased to have the opportunity to keep helping people in this way.

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Experienced, Responsive, Ethical

Creating Exceptional Homes
As a company we combine specialist knowledge with a passion for creating seamlessly integrated living, caring and home-working solutions.

Promoting Accessibility
We also believe in promoting accessibility outside of the home. We can help Commercial and Public Sector clients meet and, wherever possible, exceed the minimum DDA requirements for residential developments and building schemes.

Providing Outstanding Support
Whether it be a private or commercial project, we can be as hands-on as you want. If you’ve got an idea, we’ll work with you to make it a reality within your budget. We regard every project as a separate journey and we remain at your side every step of the way.

Striving for Sustainability
We always aim for sustainable outcomes both in terms of construction and opportunties to give back to the community and environment.

Gold Standard Design and Construction

Reputable Construction Partnership 
Freedom delivers disability adapted residential projects alongside its sister company Kent Structures – a well-established commercial design and build contractor with over 20 years’ experience in the industry.

Commercial DDA Compliance
We also deliver Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant design and build projects for property developers and commercial clients.

Trusted Contractors
We have a reputation for delivering high-end projects on time and within budget. As trusted contractors, most of our work comes via recommendation and repeat business.

Quality Guaranteed
As turn key Design and Build contractors we work to the ‘Golden Thread’ principle. This ensures every aspect of your project is managed to the highest levels of quality and safety from initial concept through to completion and handover.

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We do things differently ... find out how we work

Meet Freedom's Core Team

Photo of Daniel Calnan. Freedom Living Solutions. Specialist Disability Property Builders


Daniel started his career with four years in the RAF, before moving on to working in London-based cladding and glazing companies – working on huge projects such as the Eden project. Moving back to Kent, he continued a successful career in construction; including re-development of his old school.

With over 20 years in the construction industry, Dan is an integral part of all that we do as a company. He fully involves himself in every step of a project, listening to the client’s wishes to ensure their house becomes a real home.

With creative flair and an eye for detail, Dan leads his team to deliver projects on time, within budget and to the highest standard.

Outside of work, Dan is a big family man who loves spending time with his wife and daughters (and their three dogs). He loves to keep busy outdoors and watch rugby!

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Justin brings a wealth of construction industry expertise to the Freedom team. With a background as a carpenter, he’s unafraid to return to fundamentals to achieve sustainable outcomes. Like Dan, Justin honed his skills in major building corporations, bringing with him impressive skills and an ability to  help clients achieve great results – regardless of the project’s scale.

Justin believes Freedom Living Solutions’ strengths lie in value engineering and sustainability. As a company we create houses and buildings that are adapted to the needs of the client, so both these elements are key. Through design, our choice of quality materials and hard work, we always achieve the best outcomes.

In his free time, Justin loves spending time with his wife and four daughters, going out with friends and family and archery.

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Nikki started out as an Accounts Assistant at a local company supplying kitchen ranges for the major house builders.

Nikki pursued her studies towards AAT, then joined a plastic extrusion company.  Here she managed company accounts and contracts, again working closely with the major house builders. Nikki was supported in her studies towards the CIMA, alongside priceless in-house mentorship, during her 7 years in this role.

After taking time off to start a family, Nikki returned to construction. This time taking on a new set of challenges with an award-winning refurbishment company. She joined Kent Structures in 2023.

When not at work, Nikki enjoys paddle boarding, spending time with her children, and attending music and theatre events.

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Philipp Hall, Design Manager

With over 19 years’ experience as an Architectural Technologist, Phil has an impressive design portfolio. His construction and procurement projects range from bespoke homes and high-rise housing schemes, to large scale developments in the education, commercial and healthcare sectors.

Phil’s breadth of industry knowledge and experience ensures Freedom projects are delivered to the highest standards in Design and Construction. This is essential when providing our clients with a complete service from concept through to completion.

In his free time Philipp enjoys writing, recording, and playing live music in a heavy rock band. He also loves spending time with his (growing) family and friends.

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PALOMA ANTAS SORIA, Architectal Engineer

Paloma is a key part of the Freedom Living Solutions team. She supports Dan with her skills through drawing designs for projects and helps the rest of the team problem solve whenever needed. Paloma never fails to deliver on time with a high quality of work that fits the vision of the client perfectly.

Paloma thinks Freedom Living Solutions’ most important feature is its inclusivity. As specialist disability property builders, we understand that clients want their adapted house to feel like a home.

In her free time, Paloma loves to cook, travel and have fun with her family and friends.

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ALASTAIR BURGESS, Senior Estimator

After Graduating with an honours degree in Civil Engineering in 1997, Alastair joined the Telecoms base site main contractor he had served a successful sandwich placement with.

Specialist Design & Build Main Contracting followed as Senior Estimator, with experience gained in design, detailing, and contract management. Then a Main Contractor role with a high-end fit-out company delivering prestigious multi-million pound projects in and around London.

Alastair joined the Kent Structures team in 2022 as Estimating Manager. He also takes on subcontract management, procurement and design to successfully deliver projects to happy clients.

In his spare time Alastair keeps active with Taekwondo training along with his children.

Photo of Bruce Wilkinson, Site Manager


Bruce joined Kent Structures in 2015 as Site Manager. He has an unrivalled ability to turn his hand to any challenge and is highly respected by all our clients and partnering contractors alike. He is often requested by repeat clients as his work ethic is so valued.

SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) certified and a qualified first aider, Bruce has an operator’s permit for just about every known piece of plant!

For Bruce, Freedom is about projects that make a difference – understanding a building’s purpose and turning that into a reality for the end user.

Bruce enjoys spending time with his family and gardening. He is also partial to spot of fishing.

Can we help you with a project?

Whatever stage you are at with your project, the Freedom team are here to help. Please get in touch – it is never too early to get the ball rolling. We are always happy to discuss projects and can provide a free obligation quote on request.