DDA Guidelines Background
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 has placed certain obligations on property owners, businesses and organisations to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to the physical features of their buildings that can act as a barrier to entry for disabled people. In short this can mean putting in a ramp to replace steps, or highlighting the edges of steps for people with a visual impairment.
Alterations to buildings however need to comply with the Part M Building Regulations and for many companies and organisations considering changes to their building, the DDA and Building regulations can make the job of planning for alterations a confusing project.
DDA Compliant Products
Polydeck Limited produces a range of DDA compliant products which will help companies and organisation comply with both the DDA regulations and the Part M Building regulations. The range includes:
- Corduroy tactile surfacing for the top and bottom of flights of stairs
- Off Street Blister Tactiles for railway platforms
- On Street Blister Tactiles for pavement crossings
- 55mm x 55mm colour constant nosings for hightlighting the edges of steps
- Heavy Duty Treads with a colour constant sightline for covering steps
- Anti slip panels for constructing ramps and anti slip walkways
- Architectural Treads for internal and decorative applications
- Ungritted risers / upstands