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East Sussex County Council & Rockinghorse Children’s Charity – i-go

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

i-go – Making your Service Accessible to disabled people and their families –
A Good Practice Guide for leisure providers

The i-go scheme is making leisure activities more accessible for children and young people with disabilities or special needs. It’s free for leisure providers and i-go cardholders.

Judi provided consultancy advice during the development of the i-go guide.

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Architectural Design Review for College in Sussex

Monday, April 21st, 2014

We’re delighted to be working closely with our client and their design team to help ensure that the proposed designs are accessible and future proofed.

Posted in Access Consultancy, Design Reviews, Uncategorised

Online Access Consultancy via Skype

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

New for 2014: Access consultancy via Skype or Phone

Do you need advice with an access issue?

We’re now providing a pay as you go service with Judi Watkinson where you can get all the answers you need to help you move forward.

Half an hour consultation by Skype or Phone @ £ 45.00 (no VAT payable)

Please contact us to arrange your consultation with Judi

Posted in Access Audits, Access Consultancy, Access Statements, Uncategorised

Access Audits for Agricultural College Campuses

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Over the past year we’ve been busy working with Hadlow College across their various campuses in Kent and London to help ensure this Ofsted ‘outstanding’ rated college remains exemplary.

Posted in Access Audits, Access Consultancy, Uncategorised

Changes to the Building Regulations 2013

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Changes to various parts of the Building Regulations will be coming into force on the 6th April 2013. Approved Document M of the Building Regulations deals with the ‘Access and use of buildings’.

An overview of the main changes made by the 2013 amendments to Approved Document M are;
a.    Reference to the new Approved Document 7 supersedes the general guidance on materials and workmanship and the Construction Products Directive
b.    Reference to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) has been removed and updated to reflect the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and its relationship with Approved Document M.
c.    Design guidance for primarily internal stairs / ramps, handrails / guarding and manifestation of glazing has now been consolidated and incorporated within the new revised Approved Document K ‘Protection from falling, collision and impact’.
d.    Guidance on ‘access statements’ has been revised to ‘access strategies’ to promote more effective communication between applicants and building control bodies.
e.    Guidance on door opening forces has been updated’, along with WC pans and suites.
f.    Reference to Changing Places toilet accommodation has been included for the first time.
g.    Further definitions for ‘contrast visually’, ‘general access stair’, ‘light reflectance value’ and ‘utility stair’ have been provided.

Posted in Access Consultancy, Access Statements, Architecture and Design, Interior Design, Uncategorised

Interior Design for Sussex Golf Club

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

We’re delighted to have been awarded the contract to design the clubhouse interior for a golf club located in a wonderful location in Sussex. More details to follow later…

Posted in Interior Design, Uncategorised

South East Design Forum (SEDF)

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Judi is now a member of the South East Design Forum which is a non-profit organisation run for and by designers and creatives from all disciplines.

Posted in Access Consultancy, Architecture and Design, Events, Interior Design, Memberships, Space Planning, Uncategorised

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Wishing all our clients, colleagues and friends a very happy festive season and all our very best wishes for 2012.

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Hello All!

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

We hope you like our new website. If you have any comments about our services – please let us know.

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