Guidance

Designing sanitary spaces like bathrooms (HBN 00-02)

Guidance on designing bathrooms, shower rooms, changing areas and WCs in healthcare settings.

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Room sizes have been standardised where possible. For areas where a standard room size is not appropriate, the guidance includes a sizing methodology suitable for briefing purposes. Most of the room layouts are supported by one or more ergonomic drawings.

In places, the guidance differs from that provided in Approved Document M (2010) and BS 8300:2009. Where this is the case, the reasons for the variations are discussed.

Sections covering grabrails and semi-ambulant WCs have been reinstated, and the guidance on “changing rooms with toilet” (and accompanying drawings) has now been replaced with a new section on the provision of a ‘Changing Places’ WC.

Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 25 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. Reinstated section on grabrails and semi-ambulant WCs. New section on 'Changing Places' WC.
  2. First published.