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Last edited 29 Apr 2021
Types of sanitary appliances
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).’
- Toilets or other types of water closets (such as squatting, composting, washdown, siphonic or universal).
- Bidets (either pedestal or wall hung).
- Urinals (bowl type, slab, stall, squatting, syphon jet or waterless).
- Slop sinks (found in hospitals and used for emptying and washing bedpans and urine bottles).
- Bed pan sinks (again, found in hospitals).
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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