Requirement M4 changed in October 2015
3 categories of accessibility of new dwelling introduced.
Are there any conditions of your Planning Consent relating to Part M of the Building Regulations, as example below?
The guidance for Requirment M4 is contained in Approved Document M Volume 1 - Dwellings and available to download at no cost from www.gov.uk/government/collections/approved-documents
Under M4 2015, there are 3 categories of dwelling, each with a different level of accessibility.
M4(1) - Category 1 - a visitable dwelling, is the default standard, if there are no Planning conditions relating to accessibility of the dwelling
M4(2) - Category 2 - an accessible or adaptable dwelling. Cat 2 replaces the Lifetime Homes Standard
M4(3) - Category 3 - wheelchair user dwellings. This is further split into M4(3)(a) and M4(3)(b) - adaptable and accessible dwellings respectively.
As an example a Category 3 (b) dwelling with more than 1 floor should have a lift installed and commissioned on completion. Lifts for Dwellings
Entrance doors to new Category 2 and Category 3 dwellings should have a clear width of 850mm. Doors to new Dwellings
If you require a plan review of your dwelling for the relevant category, please contact me.