Help With Building Control Access Issues
Access All Areas provides valuable assistance with meeting your planning requirements by providing valuable help with Building Control access issues and disabled access; helping them to understand the requirements of the Equality Act and come to a reasonable solution that enable you to get plans signed off that previously required difficult to meet, unreasonable requests.
The requirements of the Equality Act are that you should make a “reasonable adjustment” in meeting the needs of people with disabilities, sadly many Building Control staff have no access officer within their department or even employed by the Council that Building Control are working under so they simply quote Part M of the Building Regulations as 100% a must comply with and will not consider the important statement of “Unless Argued With An Access Statement” that is recommended within Part M.
This approach if not challenged can cost you as a business a great deal of money, often running into the thousands as well as severely delaying your building project.
Since 2003 we have assisted many businesses that have struggled to meet unreasonable requests by Building Control including the installation of un-needed passenger lifts when all disabled facilities are offered on the ground floor, hard to meet ramp gradients, additional disabled WC’s and much more. We work with you and prepare access statements that satisfy Building Regulations and work with Building Control so they can understand the issues and assist with coming to a reasonable and cost effective solution while still providing full disabled access and egress needs.
Contact us for help with Building Control access issues and let us work with you to identify your actual requirements and highlight them in a way that Building Control understand.
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