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Dwellings and Factories
SfB74 PRIVATE DWELLINGS
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Recommendations of BS.6465 Part 1:1984 “Sanitary Installations” states that every new dwelling should be provided with a minimum of one WC, one bath or shower, one wash basin and one sink. Where a WC is separate, a wash basin should be provided in the same compartment, or in a room giving direct access to the WC compartment. A second WC with wash basin is a desirable provision with its location near the entrance to the dwelling. A bathroom containing a WC should not be entered directly from a bedroom unless it is intended for the sole use of the bedroom occupants, and a second WC is provided elsewhere in the dwelling. Scale of provision of sanitary appliances

Type of dwelling Appliances Dwelling suitable for up to:

On one level e.g. bungalows or fl ats

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

5 persons

6+ persons

WC 1* 1* 1+ 1+ 2‡

Bath 1 1 1 1 1

Wash basin 1 1 1 1 1

And, in addition, one in every separate WC compartment which does not adjoin a bathroom

Sink and drainer

1 1 1 1 1

On two or more levels e.g. houses

or maisonettes

WC 1* 1* 1+ 2‡ 2‡

Bath 1 1 1 1 1

Wash basin 1 1 1 1 1

And, in addition, one in every separate WC compartment which does not adjoin a bathroom

Sink and drainer

1 1 1 1 1

* May be in bathroom + Recommended to be in a separate compartment ‡ Of which, one may be in a bathroom

Note: In the private sector, a shower is equal to a bath (Public Health Act 1961, Section 33). In Scotland, a wash basin is required in, or adjacent to, every WC compartment (The Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations 1981/Q7).