Access Consultancy

Tracey Proudlock on August 15, 2013
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Access Consultancy

As one of the leading access consultancy firms in the UK, Proudlock Associates provides clients all over the world with effective inclusive design solutions.

Our guidance will help you:

● comply with building regulations
● meet your duties under the Equality Act 2010

Why we say Equality Act not ‘DDA’

The ‘DDA’ – or Disability Discrimination Act 1995 – has been repealed and
replaced by the Equality Act 2010.

Service for new builds

For a new build, we typically produce the access element of the Design and
Access Statement (DAS). This explains and justifies the approach to providing
an inclusive design. This is especially important if the design satisfies
requirements in a different way to those detailed in the Approved Document
Part M.

Added value

Our Access Consultancy offers design guidance, including:

● an Inclusive Design and Access Statement to fulfil statutory
requirements
● access audits
● plan appraisals
● developed Inclusive Design and Access Strategy for building control
● a professional review of your drawings.

Timing our involvement

We usually work with clients in Stages 2 to 4 of the RIBA Plan of Work and are
always happy to be involved early on, as we know this can save retrospective
work. However, we work across all RIBA Stages from Stage 1 pre-planning to
new build surveys post occupation.

Value of site visits

We can add value with site visits:

● before work starts
● while work is underway
● post-construction and post-occupancy

We check that issues are not overlooked and we measure if the delivered
product meets expectations.

Be a design award winner

We love it when our clients win recognition for good design. So, we show you
how to achieve best practice standards in inclusion.