Disabled access ramp

Disabled access ramp

Hi, bought a new build home about 12 yrs ago. About 5yrs after it was built council and builder came back and installed a ‘ramp’ for access as we have a bungalow, it is horrendous! If I was to take pics I don’t think you would believe me. I have no desire to sell my house, and wish to know if I can take this away and put my path back in??? ** pls note this is for disability access – neither myself or husband is disabled and my argument is that also the house has not been designed for disability people ie doors are not wide enough, toilet door opens wrong way – if a wheelchair bound person was to come to the house they wouldn’t get in the door!! Also any older person buying my home would have great difficulty bringing out the refuse bins due to the steps/ramp that they have joined together, it is also all monoblocked and extremely slippy during the winter months. My daughter who is now able to go on her bike is unable to go in/out the back door freely, somebody must be here all the time to take the bike out, total nightmare for the last 7/8years.
Wishing for a good answer….

  1. Maureen.

    As part of the buidling regulation (Scotland) it is a requirements for disabled access to be provided when constructing a new home.

    There is nothing stopping you removing this ramp or altering it after the completion certificate for the home has been granted as long as the works you are doing do not require a building warrant.

    For a straight forward slab path that is reasonable level this would not require building warrant permission.

    Hope this helps, Do I Need Permission

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