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Last edited 10 Feb 2021
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.
‘Short, fixed element, such as a bollard lighting column or a radiator, not more than 150mm deep that may intrude into a path, route or corridor, that does not unduly restrict the passage of a wheelchair user.’
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