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Design of catering facilities (Design and Maintainence Guide 18)

Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) guide to the design of catering facilities, primarily for use in contracts.

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The page is no longer up to date. The policy that replaces Design and Maintenance Guide 18 is combined in PI2015/05 which can be found on Defence Infrastructure Organisation policy instructions 2015 page.


DIO guide to the design of catering facilities


This guide is prepared by Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) Professional and Technical Services Catering and Technical Support Team, which include the provision of new build or refurbished service kitchens, dining rooms or leisure facilities and the provision of new or replacement catering equipment.

It replaces the previous Defence Estates ‘Design and maintenance guide 18: design of catering facilities’ published in September 1999 and its subsequent amendments dated August 2004 to 2011.

Published 1 August 2011
Last updated 4 January 2013 + show all updates
  1. Updated guide added.

  2. First published.