Last edited 29 Apr 2021

Types of sanitary appliances



[edit] Introduction

The Building Regulations Approved Document G: Sanitation, hot water safety and water efficiency suggests that the term ‘sanitary appliance’ means a ‘… WC, urinal, bath, shower, washbasin, sink, bidet and drinking fountain. It also includes appliances that are not connected to a water supply (e.g. composting toilet) or drain (e.g. waterless urinal).’

These appliances collect and remove waste matter. They are generally grouped into two categories: soil appliances and waste water appliances.

[edit] Soil appliances

Soil appliances remove different types of solid waste material. Examples of soil appliances include:

[edit] Waste water appliances

Waste water appliances are primarily used to collect and remove water once it has been used. Examples of waste water appliances include:

These appliances should have a durable, smooth, easily cleaned and non-absorbent surface. They are typically made of non-corroding material, such as ceramic, china, porcelain, enamelled cast iron or pressed steel, stainless steel, glass or specially treated plastic.

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