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We pride ourselves in supplying High Quality External Door Sets which comply with Part M of the Building Regulations to facilitate ease of access for disabled users, prams & buggies.

Elements of accessibility required by Part M pertaining to doors and their approaches

Entrance doors

1.  An accessible threshold at entrance level should be provided. Where unavoidable, a maximum 15mm upstand is permitted.
 

An accessible threshold at entrance level should be provided. Where unavoidable, a maximum 15mm upstand is permitted.

Opposite is the Stormguard Trimline Sill: Part M Compliant. This is used on XL Door Sets because of its 13.1mm height.


If the frame has a sill then it is the responsibility of the installer to ensure the approach is constructed to facilitate wheelchair access. E.g.

If the frame has a sill then it is the responsibility of the installer to ensure  the approach is constructed to facilitate wheelchair access

Corridors, Passages and Internal Doors.

2.  Doorways and corridors should be wide enough to allow wheelchair users to manoeuvre into and out of rooms:

The entrance door must always have a clear opening width of at least 775mm. Internal doorways and corridors should conform to the table below.
 

Doorway Clear
opening width (mm)
Corridor/passageway
width (mm)
750 1200 (when approach not head-on)
775 1050 (when approach not head-on)
800 900 (when approach not head-on)

The objective is to facilitate access within the entrance storey or the principal storey of the dwelling, into habitable rooms and bathrooms.

A short length (no more than 2m) of local permanent obstruction in a corridor, such as a radiator, would be acceptable provided that the unobstructed width of the corridor is not less than 750mm for that length, and the local permanent obstruction is not placed opposite a door to a room if it would prevent a wheelchair user turning into or out of the room. (See diagram below)

Doorway and corridor width to allow wheelchair users to manoeuvre into and out of rooms

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