Last edited 28 Jan 2021

Principal entrance

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 2: Buildings other than dwellings, defines a ‘principal entrance’ as:

‘…the entrance which a visitor nor familiar with the building would normally expect to approach’

See also: Principal communal entrance and Principle private entrance.

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