Date Published: Aug 2016
Stock Code: 88791
Published August 2016
Approved Document M: Access to and use of buildings Volume 1: Dwellings (2015 edition) Building regulations for access to and use of buildings in dwellings and buildings other than dwellings and provides a baseline for accessibility in the built environment.
Volume 1 The 2015 edition with 2016 amendments of Approved Document M: access to and use of buildings Volume 1: dwellings only covers dwellings and contains updated guidance.
In particular, it introduces 3 categories of dwellings: · category 1: visitable dwellings · category 2: accessible and adaptable dwellings · category 3: wheelchair user dwellings · categories 2 and 3 apply only where required by planning permission.
The 2015 edition with 2016 amendments took effect on 1 March 2016 for use in England. Correction to previous edition A correction document which lists the 2016 changes made to the previous edition of Approved Document M: access to and use of buildings Volume 1: dwellings 2015 edition has also been published.