parka wrote:While the DAC's does not say it, You have to show how you are going to provide provisions for all types of disabilities and not just just access and people movement.(Otherwise you'll end up with a set of conditions telling you to to provide them)
While Part M does not make reference to it, you still need to consider tonal contrast, accessible toilet / changing facilities, hearing enhancement systems, type of floor surfaces.
What you are providing is an Access Statement as to how people with disabilities will use the building and what provisions have been provided to ensure they use the building without the assistance of others.
Solo wrote:Lodged my first DAC with DCC. The BC officer has altered the form to a variation not included in the Act and is refusing to accept the statutory form. Is also refusing to allow me to certify drawings and insists my client must certify the drawings and sign the application form. I am unable to locate these stipulations in the act. Anyone have these difficulties yet. Along with this my client is the landlord and he is constructing the shell only the tenant will do all of the fit out. But again we are being asked to supply all of the tenant fit out information and is BCO is refusing to accept for landlord works alone. Not a good start.
Paul Lee wrote:Here's a link to Cork City Council Presentation from yesterday on DACs: http://bit.ly/biqmUv
and here's an Irish Wheelchair Association Standards May 2009 SketchUp Bathroom model: http://bit.ly/IWAmodel
Here's notes from the session also:
Disability access certs
Each authority interprets regulations
Fire Cert: 7 day notice!
Part M compliance for extensions to dwellings to be introduced.
BS 8300 is better than Part M. Don't use new draft Part M
Offence to start works without Fire Cert but not DAC. Offence to occupy building without DAC.
Material Change of use should seek DAC even where changes
At the moment DAC is not reqd with commencement Notice by CCCs but this could change.
Note: Use all above info at your own risk. Let me know if any broken links.
robt wrote:Just preparing my 1st DAC............
Is there any guidance on DAC's & new extensions to existing buildings that may not comply from a Disabled access perspective?
Does the existing building have to be upgraded?
Any assistance much appreciated.