Access and Use Consultancy Service

In line with our current mainstream consultancy services, MJP is delighted to offer our clients Access Consultancy services, including the preparation, submission, and negotiation of Disability Access Certificate (DAC) applications and the carrying out of access audits. This will assist our clients in complying with the latest requirements of Article 20 of the Building Control Regulations 2009 and Section 25 of the Disability Act 2005.

MJP has established itself as leading access and use consultants in Ireland. Our expert team has provided accessibility design services on many prestigious projects, including the Google EMEA HQ, Paypal European HQ, Abercrombie & Fitch, and ESB HQ. Our industry standing is underpinned by our high-level knowledge of local and international design guidance and practical experience.

In satisfying the internal design requirements of multinational companies, MJP regularly applies international design standards, including the American Disability Act, in addition to discharging local Building Regulation responsibilities.

Our scope of services encompasses both the use and access of a building and has regard to many building features, including accessible signage, visual contrast, lighting and furniture design and arrangement, to ensure a building’s features are accessible for all.

Access & Use Services for Heritage Buildings 

MJP has unique design experience in providing holistic design solutions when marrying heritage buildings with modern-day design guidance. MJP collaborate closely with all faculties of Councils in deriving a design solution sensitive and cognisant of the building’s architectural considerations and ensuring that historic buildings provide the highest levels of accessibility possible. 

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Accessibility Audit Service 

The aim of our access and use consultancy service is to promote universal design and access for all within the built environment by striving to ensure universal accessibility is achieved. 

In order to assist public organisations to substantially comply with the relevant requirements of Section 25 of the Disability Act 2005, we offer our accessibility audit service. An access audit determines a building or an environment’s performance with respect to the prescriptive requirements of the Building Regulations and other best practice guidance documents.  

The audit involves: 

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  • Full site survey of a facility
  • Comparative report between our findings on-site and the relevant performance standards
  • Series of practical, cost-effective recommendations to bring the facility into substantial compliance with Building Regulations

The access audit document is considered a practical tool which would form a basis of reference in the process of endeavouring to achieve compliance with the requirements of Section 25 of the Disability Act 2005. Upon substantial completion of the required works, if any, we are happy to proffer a professional Opinion of Compliance from a Chartered Member of Engineers Ireland. 

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