Main Changes

  1. MAIN CHANGES IN THE 2015 EDITION

    MAIN CHANGES IN THE 2015 EDITION

    This volume of this approved document supports requirements M1, M2 and M3 of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010. It takes effect on 1 October 2015 for use in England*. The 2004 edition of Approved Document M with 2010 and 2013 amendments will continue to apply to work started before 1 October 2015 or work subject to a building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before that date. The main changes are: • Approved Document M has been split into two parts: – Volume 1: Dwellings – Volume 2: Buildings other than dwellings. • The following sections of the previous version of Approved Document M have been deleted and replaced by Volume 1 of this approved document: – Section 6: Means of access to and into the dwelling – Section 7: Circulation within the entrance storey of the dwelling – Section 8: Accessible switches and sockets in the dwelling – Section 9: Passenger lifts and common stairs in blocks of flats – Section 10: WC provision in the entrance storey of the dwelling.

    • 1 Tactile paving and an example of its use at an uncontrolled crossing Diagram 1 Tactile paving and an example of its use at an uncontrolled crossing
    • 2 Parking bay designated for disabled people Diagram 2 Parking bay designated for disabled people
    • 3 Relationship of ramp gradient to the going of a flight Diagram 3 Relationship of ramp gradient to the going of a flight
    • 4 Stepped access – key dimensions and use of hazard warning surface Diagram 4 Stepped access – key dimensions and use of hazard warning surface
    • 5 External steps and stairs - key dimensions Diagram 5 External steps and stairs - key dimensions
    • 6 Examples of acceptable step profiles and key dimensions for external stairs Diagram 6 Examples of acceptable step profiles and key dimensions for external stairs
    • 7 Handrail design Diagram 7 Handrail design
    • 9 Effective clear width of doors Diagram 9 Effective clear width of doors
    • 10 Key dimensions for lobboes with single leaf doors Diagram 10 Key dimensions for lobboes with single leaf doors
    • 11 key dimensions associated with passenger lifts Diagram 11 key dimensions associated with passenger lifts
    • 13 An example of wheelchair space in a lecture theatre Diagram 13 An example of wheelchair space in a lecture theatre
    • 14 Possible location of wheelchair spaces in fromt of a rear alsle Diagram 14 Possible location of wheelchair spaces in fromt of a rear alsle
    • 15 An exampe of wheelchair space provision in a cineams or theatre Diagram 15 An exampe of wheelchair space provision in a cineams or theatre
    • 16 An exampe of a shared refreshment facility Diagram 16 An exampe of a shared refreshment facility
    • 17 One example of a wheelchair-accessible hotel bedroom with en-suite sanitary facilities Diagram 17 One example of a wheelchair-accessible hotel bedroom with en-suite sanitary facilities
    • 18 Unisex wheelchair-accessible toilet with corner WC Diagram 18 Unisex wheelchair-accessible toilet with corner WC
    • 19 Heights and arrangement of fittings in a unisex wheelchair-accessible toilet-looking towards wall A in diagram 18 Diagram 19 Heights and arrangement of fittings in a unisex wheelchair (accessible toilet-looking towards wall A in diagram 18)
    • 20 Height of various fittings in toilet accommodation Diagram 20 Height of various fittings in toilet accommodation

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      21 WC cubicle for ambulant disabled people
    • 22 An example of a self-contained changing room for individule use Diagram 22 An example of a self-contained changing room for individule use
    • 23 An example of a self-contained shower room for individual use Diagram 23 An example of a self-contained shower room for individual use
    • 24 An example of a shower room incorporating a corner WC for individual use Driagram 24 An example of a shower room incorporating a corner WC for individual use
    • 25 An example of a bathroom incorporating a corner WC Diagram 25 An example of a bathroom incorporating a corner WC
    • 26 Grab rails and fittings associated with a bath Diagram 26 Grab rails and fittings associated with a bath
    • Table 1 Limits for ramp gradients Table 1 Limits for ramp gradients
    • Table 2 Minimum effective clear widths of doors Table 2 Minimum effective clear widths of doors
    • Table 3 Provision of wheelchair space in audience seating Table 3 Provision of wheelchair space in audience seating