Part M - Access to and use of buildings

Approved Document M: Volume 1 - Dwellings

Publication title: Approved Document M - Access to and use of buildings: Volume 1 - Dwellings (2015 edition incorporating 2016 amendments)
Date published: March 2016
ISBN: 978 1 85946 608 7

Summary

    This 2015 edition of Approved Document M - Access to and use of buildings: Volume 1 - Dwellings 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 2 and 3 apply only where required by planning permission.

    Part M in Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations has been amended.

    The 2015 edition with 2016 amendments took effect on 1 March 2016 for use in England.

    View details of the amendments.

    It will also apply to building work carried out on excepted energy buildings in Wales as defined in the Welsh Ministers (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 2009.

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    This new edition replaced all previous editions on 1 March 2016.