Last edited 20 Dec 2018

Point of access

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.

Approved document M, Volume 1: Dwellings (2015 edition incorporating 2016 amendments), defines a β€˜point of access’ as:

β€˜The point at which a person visiting a dwelling would normally get out of a car before approaching the dwelling. The point of access may be within or outside the plot.’

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