Wheelchair Accessible Housing: Building Regulations, Approved Document M Category 3

Aim:

To gain an in-depth understanding of the standards in Approved Document M (AD M), Volume 1 Category 3 – Wheelchair user dwellings.

About the course

This one day course is aimed at access professionals, designers, buildings control officers, planners, developers and housing providers who need to fully understand the technical details contained within Category 3, and the key differences between the design of ‘wheelchair adaptable’ and ‘wheelchair accessible’ dwellings. The programme has an interactive workshop format, with practical exercises to ensure understanding in particular of the more complex requirements for Category 3 kitchens and bathrooms.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand how the new standards will be applied and the roles of planning and building control authorities.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the technical requirements of AD M Category 3 and the difference between ‘wheelchair adaptable’ and ‘wheelchair accessible’ dwellings.