Part 10.4 Facilities
- a kitchen sink and facilities for the preparation and cooking of food; and
- a bath or shower; and
- clothes washing facilities, comprising at least one washtub and space in the same room for a washing machine; and
- a closet pan; and
- a washbasin.
- A kitchen sink or washbasin must not be counted as a laundry washtub. A laundry washtub is considered to provide the necessary means to dispose of waste water as required by H4P3(2).
- Installation requirements for certain electrical or gas cooking appliances may influence the selection of surrounding materials or the clearance to those materials.
Construction of sanitary compartments
The door to a fully enclosed sanitary compartment must—
- open outwards; or
- slide; or
- be readily removable from the outside of the compartment,
10.4.2 requires means of removing an unconscious occupant from a fully enclosed sanitary compartment. If the enclosure has gaps that are large enough to allow access for a person into the sanitary compartment, the compartment is not considered enclosed for the purpose of this clause.
- A pit latrine, an incinerating toilet, a chemical toilet, a removable pan or a non-flushing urinal must not be within 2 m of a building containing habitable rooms.
- The floor on which a removable pan is placed must be impervious.
- A room containing a composting toilet must be separated from habitable rooms by way of a permanently ventilated air lock (which may be a circulation space).
- The minimum ventilation required under (c) shall be the greater of—
- 8000 mm2; or
- 1/500th of the floor area of the circulation space.
- Access for maintenance or removal of waste from a composting toilet must be by way of an access door which opens directly to the outside of the building.
Installation of closet fixtures