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DDA requirements for buildings

DDA requirements for buildings

Compulsory disabled access into buildings was first introduced in the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 before later being covered by the Equalities Act 2010. The purpose of the legislation was to make sure buildings provided reasonable access to all users, regardless of their physical ability.

Understanding the Building Regulations

During new projects or refurbishments of existing buildings, architects and construction companies are expected to ensure there is high quality disabled access. Smaller buildings that house restaurants or shops have lower DDA criteria as the cost ratio to the size of the business is lower.

Projects managed and completed by KJ Architects meet the necessary building regulations as listed in the National Planning Framework. Our architects design builds with the user in mind, ensuring they are sustainable and can be accessed by everyone.

There are several DDA compliant features that can be implemented that can ensure your build is easily accessible by all. Ramps, railings and lifts are all important additions and are covered in Part M of the Building Regulations. KJ Architects is fully versed in this legislation and our experts will ensure the build meets the necessary standard.

KJ Architects provide expert architectural services to domestic and commercial clients. We work closely with clients to ensure the finished build meets all their requirements. Our architects create spaces that are DDA compliant, without compromising on your vision.

Based in London and Newmarket we have experience completing projects for social housing, business parks, offices, home extensions, hotels and many other architectural sectors.

Expert advice from KJ Architects

If you have any questions about the DDA compliance of your next building project, speak to a specialist at KJ Architects today. Call our helpful team on 01638 662393 or contact us online.



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DDA requirements for buildings