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Extra features to make the building environment more accessible

Accessibility in construction is about designing a building and its environment to be used by the largest range of people as possible and it is everyone’s responsibility.

Designers have a special role to play in ensuring people can approach and access buildings. The Technical Guidance Document for Part M of the Building Regulations (TGD M 2010) is a guide of requirements which if implement in the design and construction of buildings ensures compliance with the building regulations. However, we can make the approach to buildings more accessible by considering extra features which go beyond TGD M 2010. Below is a list of features which would ensure a broader range of people are catered for when approaching buildings:



Find further information on how to design the external environment so that it can be accessed and used by everyone, click here; http://universaldesign.ie/Built-Environment/Building-for-Everyone/#figBfE1ExternalEnvironment

If you want to ensure your building is accessible by as many people as possible, at OHAC we provide a range of accessibility services aimed at all levels. If you need further information on how to make the external environment more accessible and inclusive, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on (01) 415 12 85 or e-mail [email protected].