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A Disability Access Certificate is a certificate granted by the local Building Control Authority which certifies compliance of the design of certain works in a building (e.g. new buildings (except dwelling houses), some extensions to, and some material alterations to buildings (except dwelling houses) with the requirements of Part M of the Building Control Regulations. All works that require a fire Safety Certificate will also require a Disability Access Certificate.

Other names this service might be called:

  • Disability Access Certificate
  • DAC
  • Disability Cert.
  • Access Cert
  • Part M Cert.

Why choose Sweeney Architects?

We have extensive experience with building regulations in relation to DAC. We have worked on numerous DAC applications including applications for schools, public buildings and health centres.

What is a DAC?

A Disability Access Certificate is a certificate of compliance issued by the Building Control Authority with respect to requirements under Part M of the Building Regulations.

Who is qualified to apply for a DAC?

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Building surveyors.

When should an application for a DAC be done?

A Disability Access Certificate is required in respect of the following works to buildings other than dwellings (but including apartment buildings), in so far as the Requirements of Part M apply and which commence or take place on or after 1st January 2010. Where a Fire Safety Certificate is required for any work, a Disability Access Certificate is also required.

How long does it take to get a DAC?

It can take up to 8 weeks for a decision to be made on a Disability Access Certificate or may take longer if it is agreed with the applicant and the Building Control Authority.