BS 6465-2:2017 Sanitary installations. Code of practice for space requirements for sanitary appliances

BS 6465-2:2017

Sanitary installations. Space recommendations. Code of practice

Status : Current   Published : July 2017



What is this standard about?

It gives recommendations on the space that should be provided for locating, installing, using and maintaining sanitary appliances in dwellings, places of work or public amenities.

Who is this standard for?

Anyone who is responsible for planning, commissioning, managing, designing or providing toilets, kitchens, utility rooms, bathrooms or showers within dwellings, places of work or public amenities. This will include:

  • Architectural design consultants
  • Architects
  • Plumbers
  • Cubicle manufacturers
  • House builders
  • Building developers
  • BIM and CAD element developers
  • Housing associations and other multiple home owners

Why should you use this standard? 

This revised standard provides relevant, up-to-date information from authoritative sources. As such it will give users a competitive advantage over anyone using an inferior code. 

What’s changed since the last update?

Since the original standard was published in 1996 the average size of people in the UK has increased slightly and more information has become available on disabilities. Heightened security requirements have changed the space needed within cubicles in retail, transport and some other applications, and developments in hand drying technology have resulted in dryers with a wide range of dimensions. 

Therefore changes include:

  1. Examples and guidance added on visit-able and accessible toilet accommodation for people of various abilities
  2. Examples and guidance added on baby changing facilities
  3. Increase in the types of hand drying equipment in non-domestic situations
  4. Recommendations for the location of colostomy shelves

NOTE: This standard does not cover the needs of all disabled people, for which reference should be made to BS 8300.

Standard NumberBS 6465-2:2017
TitleSanitary installations. Space recommendations. Code of practice
Publication Date05 July 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS 6465-4:2010, BS 9266:2013, Building Regulations (England) Approved Document G Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency: Department of Communities and, Local Government, Building Regulations (Northern Ireland) Technical Booklet P, Sanitary appliances, unvented hot water storage systems and reducing, the risk of scalding: Department of Finance and Personnel, BS 6465-1, Building Regulations (Wales), Approved Document M, Access to and use of buildings, Welsh Government
ReplacesBS 6465-2:1996
Draft Superseded By16/30333190 DC
DescriptorsLayout, WC pans, Ergonomics, WC compartments, Dimensional space requirements, Urinals, Installation, Sinks, Bidets, Sanitary appliances, Driers (heating equipment), Showers, Washing machines, Baths, Maintenance, Wash-basins, Sanitary engineering
ISBN978 0 580 92311 1
File Size1.317 MB

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