A kitchen company has designs on diversification to help ease the plight of the disabled.

Distinctive Kitchens, in Radcliffe, is living up to its name as it extends its expertise into the manufacture of disabled-friendly units to help people with specific mobility and other needs.

A specially adapted kitchen recently went on show at the Huddersfield showroom of Lazarus Mobility which provides numerous aids to the disabled.

The kitchen generated significant interest and feedback, much to the delight of Distinctive Kitchens bosses.

The family-run company launched its factory and showroom at the Dale Industrial Estate in Phoenix Way more than four years ago.

Paul McDonald, one of three brothers who run the business, said: “We have a manufacturing and retail unit and we make kitchens, bathrooms and home studies.

“We are a specialist in kitchens for disabled people. We manufacture everything ourselves, bespoke and made-to-measure. This is certainly a niche market.”

Two years ago, the business made the shrewd decision to move into the design and manufacture of kitchens aimed specifically at the disabled.

Distinctive’s kitchen in the Huddersfield showroom provided an important “shop window” for the company to highlight its experience in this sphere.

Mr McDonald said: “We put our kitchen in Lazarus Mobility which is supplier of products for the disabled.

“We supplied it free for demonstration purposes and the kitchen included rise-and-fall units which are electrically operated.

“It’s all been very positive and we’ve just got an order from Huddersfield Council.”

The firm, which employs a staff of 25, can design and create tailor-made kitchens to meet specific needs of the disabled while incorporating the latest technology and appliances.