Publication Date: 2016 (updated)
This section covers the technical guidance contained in Part M (Approved Document M) of schedule 1 of the Building Regulations with the requirements with respect to Access to and use of buildings.
Approved Document M (Access to and use of buildings) has been divided into two parts:
This 2015 edition of Approved Document M (Access to and use of buildings) – Volume 1: Dwellings only covers dwellings and contains updated guidance. In particular, it introduces three categories of dwellings:
- Category 1 – Visitable dwellings
- Category 2 – Accessible and adaptable dwellings
- Category 3 – Wheelchair user dwellings
Categories two and three are linked to the need for planning consent, a significant change in the way the legislation now works.
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