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Last edited 13 Nov 2020
The building regulations set out legal requirements for specific aspects of building design and construction. A series of approved documents provide general guidance about how different aspects of building design and construction can comply with the building regulations.
Approved document M provides guidance for satisfying Part M of the building regulations: Access to and use of buildings, which requires the inclusive provision of ease of access to, and circulation within, buildings, together with requirements for facilities for people with disabilities.
|A suitable sleeping area for one person. (A single bedroom provides one bedspace and a double or twin bedroom provides two bedspaces where these rooms also meet any other requirements for the relevant category of dwelling).|
Section 3 of the approved document, suggests that for the purposes of wheelchair user dwellings, a bedroom at or above 8.5m² and below 12.5m² in size is counted as one bedspace, and a bedroom equal to or greater than 12.5m² is counted as two bedspaces.
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