In order to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the needs of people with impared physical mobility must be taken into account in new build and refurbishment projects carried out in public and commercial buildings. An integral part of this will be the provision of suitable washroom fittings.
The British Code of Standard Practice BS8300:2001 - "Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people" considers washroom layouts in detail. Their recommendations for commonly-encountered unisex corner W.C.'s are shown in the diagrams below.
It is of the utmost importance that any building services and sanitary fixtures do not restrict the space available for wheelchair manoevring.
The purpose of specially designed DDA hardware is to enable those people requiring help to use the facilities with the minimum of assistance.