Approved Document M has been divided into two volumes. ADM volume 1 covers dwellings and this volume - ADM volume 2 - covers buildings other than dwellings.
This document provides guidance on the ease of access to, and use of, buildings other than dwellings, including facilities for disabled visitors or occupants. Guidance on the use of ramps and steps is covered to provide ease of access, with information including safe degrees of pitch and dimensions when building a wheelchair accessible facility. The construction of accessible stairs and corridors is also addressed, including the safe height of stairs and the accessible width of both corridors and stairs.
Approved Document M volume 2 also includes guidance on the access and sanitary conveniences to extensions of buildings other than dwellings. The document includes many useful diagrams on how to show compliance with the regulations, along with details on Access Statements.
This new edition of Approved Document M volume 2 incorporates the changes necessitated by the amendment booklet issued in July 2020 and which took effect on 1st January 2021.
Full details on this amendment booklet and the changes can be found at -
* M1: Access and use of buildings other than dwellings
* M2: Access to extensions to buildings other than dwellings
* M3: Sanitary conveniences in extensions to buildings other than dwellings