Housing Standards (October)

Holyer House, 20-21 Red Lion Court, London, EC4A 3EB; 10 April 2016


To gain an overview of the new housing design standards, with a focus on the technical requirements of Approved Document M Category 2 – Accessible and adaptable 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, namely:

  • M4(1) Category 1: Visitable Dwellings
  • M4(2) Category 2: Accessible and adaptable dwellings
  • M4(3) Category 3: Wheelchair user dwellings

This course is aimed at access professionals, designers, buildings control officers, planners, developers and housing providers requiring an overview of the new housing standards. The technical component of the course focuses on Category 2, which is the nearest technical equivalent to the Lifetime Homes Standard. The inclusion of practical exercises ensures that delegates have an opportunity to apply their knowledge of Category 2 and consolidate their learning.

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.
  • Understand the technical requirements of ADM Category 1, the basic access standard.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the technical requirements of ADM Category 2.
  • Have a general overview of ADM Category 3.

The Housing Standards course includes a basic overview of ADM Category 3 and is an ideal introduction to the Accessible Housing: Category 3 Wheelchair User Dwellings course which covers the technical requirements of this category.

Course dates

This course is running on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 4 October 2016

Participants are asked to arrive at Holyer House at 9.30am for a 10am start, and the course will conclude by 5pm.

Costs (and savings)

The cost of this course is £300 plus VAT for non-members and £270 plus VAT for members*.

For more information about membership, visit the membership section of our website.

How to book a place

To book your place on this course, please complete the booking form below.

Please complete a booking form for each participant.

Payment must be received 14 days before the start of the course.  You can pay for the course via our online shop or you can be invoiced and pay by BACS.  Please ensure you include a reference on all payments made for training courses.  Your reference should start with CAE followed by your surname, e.g. ‘CAEsmith’.

Need more information?

Please contact info@cae.org.uk if you have any additional questions or require more information about this course.


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.

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