NEW British Standards and Wheelchair Housing Design Guide Update

Published: 1 Feb 2018

New British Standards Published

The British Standards Institute (BSI) have published a new and revised British Standard on accessible and inclusive built environments. BS8300:2009 has been replaced with a two part standard as of this month.

Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment

  • Part 1 (BS 8300-1: 2018) a new edition standard, focusses on the design of accessible and inclusive external built environments.
  • Part 2 (BS 8300-2: 2018) a revised and updated BS8300:2009 extends beyond advice to specifically design for disabled people and includes how to also design and manage the built environment with an inclusive approach.

Want to order a print or pdf copy?

You can order your copy of the new standards via the BSI website shop

Wheelchair Housing Design Guide

Front cover of wheelchair housing design guide

The third edition of Habinteg’s Wheelchair Housing Design Guide will be published in spring 2018. It is now available for pre-order online.

This guide provides all the information you need to design good quality, wheelchair accessible housing. Filled with practical advice, insightful design considerations and clear explanations, this book outlines how to meet the Building Regulations, Approved Document M Volume 1 M4(3):Wheelchair user dwellings. Detailed good practice recommendations and design features are also given for those looking to surpass the minimum standard.

This comprehensive resource has been produced with expert contributions from the Centre for Accessible Environments and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Housing, along with input from a cross-section of experts including building control, architects, developers and other housing professionals.

Want to register your interest to purchase a copy?

To register your interest to pre-order the Wheelchair Housing Design Guide visit Habinteg’s website

Interested in a CPD on the new BS8300 and wheelchair Housing Design guide?

David Petherick and Geoff Cook are presenting the new BS 8300 at an Inclusive Environment Briefing, the first of a new initiative by the Construction Industry Council (CIC).

At this event you can find out more about the new Wheelchair Housing Design Guide direct from the authors who will give a technical overview of the 3rd edition.

This morning CPD will be held at the RICS Headquarters on Thursday morning on the 22nd February. You can register via Eventbrite

Interested in CAE access consultancy or training?

To find out about how our access consultancy service can assist with your projects and designs please contact us

We offer a range of public and bespoke training courses on access, housing and inclusive design. Visit the CAE training page to find out more.

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