KerMac follows the requirements set by the Department of Building and Housing in the Compliance Document for NewZealand Building Code Clause G1 Personal Hygiene 4.2.1 and 4.2.2.
There can sometimes be confusion as to whether a building requires a code of compliance or is being renovated and is replacing cubicles using the same existing footprint. This, of course, is to be checked with council on the best way forward.
Kerry from KerMac says, “We like to meet with the client on-site and go over their requirements, do a site measure and provide a CAD detail on how best to accomplish this. The main factor is getting the set out in the bathroom to meet code requirements.”
The door opening to the accessible room needs to be at least 760mm and have a clear space to swing out. The swing of the door must be considered so that it performs well with the bathroom layout.
All KerMac accessible cubicle doors have either self-closing hinges or a self-closing device for ease of use. KerMac also provides appropriate door hardware in case emergency access to a cubicle is needed.
Sliding doors can be fitted to accessible cubicles also, but this is dependent on available width across the space where the door will be hung. A minimum span of 1700mm width is required.
KerMac can provide solutions for all accessible layouts including for shopping centres, schools, office blocks, hotels, backpackers, swimming pools, gymnasiums and community centres.