Building Regulations Part M 2004 Edition ‘Access To and Use of Buildings’ – Overview & Presentation


A presentation of the new Part M, prepared on behalf of the ODPM by David Pretherick and Mike Finbow,  was given to the North Staffordshire Construction Forum on February 24 2004.  KIBT hosted the event in Stoke-on-Trent. 

The presentation consists of the following sections.

Introduction (4.42 MB)

  • Building Regulations Part M 2004 Edition ‘Access to and use of buildings’
  • The requirements
  • Where the requirements apply
  • The relationship with the DDA
  • Access statements

Section 1 (3.70 MB)

  • Access to buildings – Main changes from current part M
  • Level approach
  • Car parking and setting down
  • Ramped access
  • Stepped access
  • External handrails

Section 2 (3.75 MB)

  • Access into buildings – main changes from current part M
  • Accessible entrances
  • Entrance doors in general
  • Manually operated entrance doors
  • Powered/Revolving entrance doors
  • Glass entrance doors
  • Entrance lobbies

Section 3 (3.04 MB)

  • Horizontal and vertical circulation – main changes from current Part M
  • Entrance hall and reception area
  • Internal doors
  • Corridors and passageways
  • Internal lobbies
  • Vertical circulation
  • Internal stairs, ramps and handrails

Section 4 (3.06 MB)

  • Facilities in buildings
  • Audience and spectator facilities
  • Sleeping accommodation
  • Refreshment facilities
  • Switches, outlets and controls
  • Aids to communication

Section 5 (2.76 MB)

  • Sanitary accommodation – main changes from current Part M
  • Provision of toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible unisex toilets
  • WCs in separate sex toilets
  • Accessible changing and showers
  • Accessible bathrooms

Primary author(s): Petherick D, Finbow M

Source: ODPM

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