DDA Accessible doors
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) was passed in 1995 to introduce new measures aimed at ending the discrimination which many disabled people faced. It protects disabled people in the areas of;
- Access to goods, facilities and services
- The management, buying or renting of land or property.
Further to this, some of these measures became law for employers in December 1996, making it unlawful to treat disabled people less favourably than other people for a reason related to their disability.
Since October 1st 2004, service providers have had to make reasonable adjustments to their physical features of their premises to overcome barriers to access.
This means that many commercial doors and doorways are not compliant and are un-intentionally causing a barrier to access for many disabled people. Commercial properties such as listed buildings in universities or colleges and schools, libraries, council buildings and places of worship require some modification to allow access under the DDA.
Specialist modifications for DDA in listed buildings
It is a specialism of BH Doors that modifications can be made to doors and entranceways, allowing the provision of access for disabled people. BH Doors have improved disability access on a number of projects, ensuring where possible existing door frames are re-used, external barriers and mobility support rails are added where necessary and flooring is modified to ensure trip hazards are eradicated.
We have extensive experience with working on modifications within listed buildings, never compromising on the strict codes for history preservation and always leaving the door in a perfectly finished condition, including new matting and paintwork.
Look at some of our projects
BH Doors offer a free service to review your current accessibility and report back on any adjustments that may be required to ensure DDA compliance. Our service operates throughout Oxfordshire, and appointments are available to suit your timetable, so if you are an educational facility or your opening hours are not to be disrupted, we can work around this, ensuring the minimal amount of down-time.
Call 01865 773076 or Contact Us for more information on DDA compliance and book your appointment today.