BS 9266:2013 Design of accessible and adaptable general needs housing. Code of practice

BS 9266:2013

Design of accessible and adaptable general needs housing. Code of practice

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : July 2013



What is this standard about?

This is a code of practice providing recommendations on how to design accessible and adaptable general needs housing, whether in the form of flats or individual houses.

Who is this standard for?

  • Local government officers in planning, access, design, conservation and building control
  • Their private sector counterparts
  • Architects
  • Interior designers
  • Landscape designers

Why should you use this standard?

For use with new dwellings, this standard supplies recommendations for the design of accessible and adaptable general needs housing. Its recommendations can also be used for assessing the accessibility and adaptability of existing dwellings and, where practicable, as a basis for their improvement.

The standard covers car parking, external access routes to blocks of flats or individual houses, common circulation areas in blocks of flats, circulation areas within dwellings, and the provision of key rooms and facilities.

What’s changed since the last update?

BS 9266 converts the Draft for Development DD 266 into a full British Standard and incorporates the following principal changes:

  • Change of title and clarification of scope
  • Significant restructure of the document
  • General revision to take into account other recent guidance, including BS 8300:2009+A1
  • Revised recommendations for stairs and ramps
  • Revised recommendations for lifts
  • Revised and simplified recommendations for bathrooms and WCs
  • Additional guidance on lighting

Standard NumberBS 9266:2013
TitleDesign of accessible and adaptable general needs housing. Code of practice
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date31 July 2013
Confirm Date02 November 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 5395-1, BS EN 81-1, BS 9999, BS 6180, BS 9991, BS EN 81-40, BS 6440, BS 5900, BS EN 81-2, BS EN 81-28:2018, BS EN 81-70:2018, BS EN 81-41
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 7671, BS 7953, BS 5655-6, BS 8300:2009+A1:2010, BS 6262-4:2018
ReplacesDD 266:2007
Draft Superseded By12/30230430 DC12/30270897 DC
DescriptorsRamps, Corridors, Bathrooms, Lighting systems, Access control systems (buildings), Parking areas, Circulation and space systems (buildings), Design, Housing, Aids for the disabled, Kitchens, Doors, Circulation spaces, Electrical equipment, Guard rails, Stairs, Disabled people, Accessibility, Sanitary facilities, Handicapped people, Car parks (buildings), Entrances, Lifts, Buildings
ISBN978 0 580 72024 6
File Size192 KB

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