AFEC provides an integrated approach to disability access by minimising revisions as much as is practicable and maximising client value. We have in-house architects who have are fluent in current regulations with extensive experience with the Office of Public Works & many Governmental bodies in particular.
Since the 1st January 2010, a Disability Access Certificate (DAC) is required for new buildings with the exception of single home dwellings including apartment buildings and certain other works to which the requirements of Part M of the Building Regulations apply. Additionally a Disability Access Certificate is required for any building which requires a Fire Safety Certificate.
AFEC can provide a combined service of preparing both Disability Access Certificate and Fire Safety Certificates.
AFEC works to ensure efficient access and ingress strategies are achieved without extensively comprising design ambitions and project budget.
This legislation runs in parallel with the Disability Act 2005 which retrospectively enforces access compliance to public and private sector buildings.