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26Jun 2019
Submitted by on June 26, 2019

Ambulant Not Ambient Toilets The following advice is in regard to understanding the requirements for the provision of ambulant sanitary facilities within proposed building works and existing buildings. This commentary is based on the requirements from the National Construction Code (NCC) formerly the Building Codes of Australia (BCA). In order to provide clarification on the Read More

23Apr 2018
Wheelchair access requirements.
Submitted by on April 23, 2018

New Part & Affected Part – Existing Buildings Access Solutions National Pty. Ltd. (ASN) are often asked to provide clarification relating to the ‘New Part and Affected Part’ requirements of the Access to Premises Standards. The below content is solely to provide clarification on the disability access provisions and compliance requirements. Note: this information is Read More

07Oct 2016
Submitted by on October 7, 2016

AS1428.1 – 2009 requires turning circulation spaces on continuous accessible paths of travel. For a 60 – 90 degree turn the required turning circulation space is 1500 x 1500mm. This can create difficult situations, especially within buildings, such as within corridors, and chew up a significant amount of floor space. The AS1428.1 – 2009 committee Read More

19Aug 2016
Disabled Toilets, DDA Sanitary
Submitted by on August 19, 2016

The following commentary is in regards to understanding the requirements for the provision of accessible unisex sanitary facilities within proposed building works and existing buildings. This commentary is based on the requirements from the National Construction Code (NCC) formerly the Building Codes of Australia (BCA). To answer this let’s first review the requirements for ‘New’ Read More

11Aug 2016
TGSI, Tactile Ground Surface Indicators
Submitted by on August 11, 2016

The provision of Tactile Ground Surface Indicators (TGSI’s) on kerb ramps and pram crossings is a rather complex element within the built environment and disability access. Firstly, TGSI’s are for the purpose of providing sensory information for people with vision impairment or blindness. The requirements for the provisions of TGSI’s are contained within the Building Read More

21May 2015
Submitted by on May 21, 2015

It is almost impossible to find homes that cater to the specific needs of handicapped users and disabled people. In fact, finding a home plan that suits your needs is quite difficult these days. While you might compromise on other things, it is very important to demand appropriate and comfortable bathrooms for disabled people. In Read More