What are the Dimensions of a Disabled Bathroom?

What are the Dimensions of a Disabled Bathroom?

In hotels, hospitals, and sports facilities wheelchair users should be able to approach, transfer to, and use the available bathroom facilities. 

The recommended dimensions of a disabled bathroom are at least 2700mm deep x 2500mm wide.

Design considerations for a disabled bathroom include :

  • Doors should preferably be outward opening and are fitted with a horizontal closing bar fixed to the inside face.
  • The bath should be provided with a transfer seat, 400mm deep and equal to the width of the bath.
  • An emergency assistance alarm system should be reachable from the bath or the floor.
  • Blue colour contrasting grab rails should be installed against white background walls for the visually impaired.
  • The correct number, size, and positioning of grab rails should be installed within the room.

Commercial Washrooms can supply all of the correct products for your disabled bathroom installation. 

Further information on the size and layout requirements of a disabled bathroom can be found at HM Government's Document M of the building regulations.

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