South Dublin County Council

Universal Access

In this section Universal Design, and the Building Regulations (Part M) which is the key policy governing access to the built environment for disabled people in Ireland are outlined.

There are various methods, concepts and policies associated with affording equality of access to disabled people. These include

  • Universal Design
  • Lifetime Homes
  • Visitable Housing
  • Assistive Technology (including Environmental Controls)

Did you know that you may need a certificate of compliance with respect to requirements under Part M of the Building Regulations (Disability Access Certificate), if you are planning a new build, extension or significant renovation. To find out more, and to check if your planned works require a Disability Access Certificate click here.

Accessible pedestrian bridge over N81                    Lifetime Homes - Stocking Lane