Advanced Theory Course Contents - Module 13

Special Needs Kitchen and Bathroom Design

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Many people have some form of mobility problem, and having the necessary knowledge and an awareness of the potential for special needs design in bathrooms and kitchens can make these peoples lives easier.

This module explains the requirements of the disability discrimination act insofar as it applies to bathrooms and kitchen installations. It explains the various possibilities and options to enable the plumbing designer to incorporate appropriate mobility solutions into their work.

Module Contents

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Standards and statutory requirements

13.3 General principles of design - kitchens

13.4 General principles of design - bathrooms and sanitary accommodation

13.5 Bathroom appliances

13.6 Lavatories

13.7 Shower rooms

13.8 Multi-positional systems

13.9 Bibliography - further reading

13.10 Summary multiple-choice questions