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					Part M (Access for People with Disabilities)
Review 2005/2006

Submissions format

Part M of the Second Schedule to the Building Regulations (inserted by S.I. No.179 of 2000) provides as follows:
Access and Use M1 Adequate provision shall be made to enable people with disabilities to safely and independently access and use a building. If sanitary conveniences are provided in a building, adequate provision shall be made for people with disabilities. If a building contains fixed seating for audience or spectators, adequate provision shall be made for people with disabilities. In this Part, "people with disabilities" means people who have an impairment of hearing or sight or an impairment which limits their ability to walk or which restricts them to using a wheelchair. Part M does not apply to works in connection with extensions to and the material alterations of existing dwellings, provided that such works do not create a new dwelling.

Sanitary Conveniences

M2

Audience or Spectator facilities

M3

Definition for this Part

M4

Application of this Part

M5

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Questions
(1) What area of Part M Regulations would you propose to change? (2) What specific changes would you suggest?

Technical Guidance Document M (2000 Edition)
Review 2005/2006

Submissions Format
The 2000 edition of Technical Guidance Document (TGD) M is available on the Department’s web site www.environ.ie under the headings “What we do” and “Building Standards” and, in html format, on the National Disability Authority’s web site www.nda.ie

Questions
(1) What part of Technical Guidance Document M would you propose to change? (2) What specific changes would you suggest?