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Building for Equality: Disability and the Built Environment

House of Commons Select Committee: Women and Equalities Building for Equality: Disability and the Built Environment Publication date: 2017 Ranking: essential Download a copy here from the Parliament website  The report sets out the Select Committee’s findings and recommendations on

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Accessible thresholds in new buildings: guidance for house builders and designers

Department of Communities and Local Government Publication date: 1999 Ranking: useful The aim of the guide is to suggest solutions that will make the thresholds of dwellings more accessible to wheelchair users and people with limited mobility, whilst minimising the

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Fire safety risk assessment: means of escape for disabled people

Publication date: 2007 Ranking: essential Guidance about completing a fire safety risk assessment for people responsible for providing means of escape for disabled people. This guide is a supplement to be read alongside the other risk assessment guides in this

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BS 9999:2008 – Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings

British Standards Institute (BSi) Publication date: 2008 Ranking: essential BS 9999:2008 is the fire safety code of practice for building design, management and use. It is based on government guidance and provides a best practice framework for fire safety. The standard

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British Standard BS5888-8 Fire precautions in the design, construction and use of buildings,

British Standard Publication date: 1999 Ranking: useful – superceded, see below This part of BS 5588 provided guidance for designers, the building construction team and building managements on incorporating into new buildings, or buildings that were being altered, measures that

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Building Bulletin 93 Acoustic design of schools

Dept of Education Publication date: 1993 Ranking: Useful Building Bulletin 93 aimed to give supporting advice and recommendations for planning and design of schools for anyone involved in the design of new school buildings. How to view a copy Follow

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Posted in Accommodation, Building Regulations, Consultation, Design Standards (Buildings), Disability, Hearing Equipment, Schools

Approved document Part M: Access to and use of buildings

Planning Portal Publication Date:  2016 (updated)  Ranking:  Essential 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.

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