PodStak™ Accessible Residential Bathrooms
Accessible bathrooms are bathrooms designed for wheelchair users and required to provide enough clear floor space for a wheelchair to turn.
Requiring enough internal clear floor space for a wheelchair to make a 180° turn, accessible bathrooms must have either a 60” (152.5 cm) diameter turning circle or a T-shaped turning space located within a 60” (152.5 cm) square with a minimum of 36” (91.4 cm) wide arms. Doors should have a minimum width of 32” (81.3 cm) and cannot swing into the required clear space of the accessible bathroom. Clear floor spaces at fixtures and entry routes are allowed to overlap with the wheelchair turning space. Similar to other bathroom designs, accessible bathrooms have multiple layouts differentiated based on split or side fixtures and vary in size with minimal lengths between 8’4”-9’8” (2.54-2.95 m) and widths in the range of 5’4”-6’10” (1.63-2.08 m). Designs must comply with Document M category 2 Regulations in the UK. Overall bathroom sizes will vary based on the actual dimensions of bathroom fixtures. and space available to site the facility.