Accessible Housing: Category 3 – Wheelchair User Dwellings

One day course


To gain an in-depth understanding of the new standards in Approved Document M Category 3 – Wheelchair user dwellings.

About the course

In October 2015, the revised Part M to the Building Regulations came into force. Approved Document M (ADM), Volume 1 relates to the new housing standards, Categories 1 – 3.

This course is aimed at access professionals, designers, buildings control officers, planners, developers and housing providers who need to fully understand the technical details pertaining to wheelchair user dwellings, and the key differences between the design of ‘wheelchair adaptable’ and ‘wheelchair accessible’ dwellings. The programme has an interactive workshop format, with practical exercises to ensure understanding in particular of the more complex requirements for Category 3 kitchens and bathrooms.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand how new the standards will be applied and the roles of planning and building control authorities.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the technical requirements of ADM Category 3 and the difference between ‘wheelchair adaptable’ and ‘wheelchair accessible’ dwellings.

Course dates

We are currently setting future dates for this course. Please contact us if you’d like to be updated on the course dates for 2018.



The Centre for Accessible Environments reserves the right to change, postpone or cancel any event with reasonable notice. Please do not confirm or finalise any travel arrangements or accommodation bookings until you have been given confirmation by the CAE that the course will go ahead as planned.

In case of force majeure, CAE have the right to alter or cancel the event without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by CAE as soon as reasonably possible.