Bathroom layout considerations

A new bathroom can be a practical and stylish addition to your home. One of the most important considerations is the layout of the bathroom, and the fixtures. Here at Gilston Building Services, we are the leading professional bathroom installation experts in Darwen. From en-suite bathrooms and cloakrooms, to full family bathrooms, we are the team you can count on. And one of the things we offer expert advice with is the layout of your new bathroom. As a result, we have produced this guide to the bathroom layout considerations.

What are the most important bathroom layout considerations?

There are a number of important layout considerations to take into account when designing and installing a new bathroom. These include:

  • Legal requirements- there are clearance and floor space legal guidelines that should be followed when installing your new bathroom. These include:
    • The clear opening of the doorway should be at least 860mm wide, unless the existing structure does not allow for change. In this case a minimum of 610mm is allowable.
    • A clear floor space of at least 760 mm from the front edge of all fixtures (basin, toilet, bath, and shower) to any opposite bath fixture, wall, or obstacle.
    •  510mm minimum required clear space in front of a sink with a minimum 760mm span left and right.
    • 530mm minimum clearance to the side of the bath
    •  610mm minimum clearance to the front of the shower
  • Bathroom fixtures- once you have decided on the bathroom fixtures, it becomes easier to plan the layout. For example, if you want to fit both a bath and a shower into the space, corner fixtures may be necessary. This can include corner showers, and even corner baths. Alternatively, you might opt for slimline fixtures for additional space.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Gilston Building Services.

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