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Wheelchair access front door

Masterdor Wheelchair access front door

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) Part III introduced measures to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities.

picture of a Norfolk UK woman exiting here Masterdor front door in her wheelchairThe basic principle of the Act was to make it unlawful to discriminate against disability for any reason. If you are an employer, or you supply goods, facilities or services to the public, or sell, let or manage premises, you must comply with the duties set out in the Act. This means making reasonable adjustments to your premises to overcome physical barriers to access.

The publication by British Standards – BS 8300:2001 ‘Design of buildings’ and their approaches to meet the needs of people with disabilities explains how the built environment can be designed to anticipate and overcome restrictions that prevent disabled people making full use of premises and their surroundings. This standard will ensure that architects and specifiers are observing the DDA, and are working towards making access easier for people with access disabilities.

Our Masterdor wheelchair access front door meets all of these responsibilities and more. It is robust enough for commercial and residential installations and its stylish looks, security features and energy efficiency make it the perfect choice for any wheelchair access front door .

  • Made to measure
  • Low maintenance
  • Optimum security
  • Wide range of styles and colours

Wheelchair access front door requirements

The effective clear width through a single external or internal leaf door, or one leaf of a double door should be as shown below:

Direction Of Approach Of Wheelchair Effective clear width


Straight-on (without a turn or oblique approach)



At right angles from an access route at least 1500mm wide



At right angles from an access route at least 1200mm wide



At right angles from an access route at least 900mm wide




*The minimum effective clear width should only be used in unavoidable circumstances.

The unique way in which Masterdors are manufactured, by fitting an engineered timber door into a PVCu frame, allows us to produce the widest door-sets currently available on the market (up to 1150mm in width).

Wheelchair access Thresholds

diagram showing wheelchair access front door thresholds

Part M of the Building Regulations states that thresholds should keep out the wind and rain, but should be no more than 15mm high with an approach angle of under 15°. The 15mm Masterguard threshold meets the requirements for wheelchair access and incorporates highly effective thermal breaks.

Get better wheelchair access to your home or business by contacting  J. Moon Home Improvements. Call today on 01603 714500 (Norwich) – 01953 601522 (Wymondham) or fill out our quick CONTACT FORM.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.