Solo wrote:On speaking to the DOE it appears that access means into/out of and moving around once in. So in time a check list will develop as with planning.
There is a checklist
What you do is take each and every section and clause in Part M and demonstrate compliance with it for the type of building you have. The ambiguity is in how you demonstrate it ie do you say that your risers will be 150mm or do you have to submit a drawing of the stair
I was asked to do one on a one-off basis and declined because, frankly, it's a shedload of work for what people are prepared to pay. If part of an overall "concept to site" services package I do make sure that it's included in the appointment letter and billed as a separate cost
It is, however, a very useful and informative design tool and, if nothing else, will make architects pay more than lip service to universal access.