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Minimum spacing for toilet and basin

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by RrogerD, 16 Jul 2021.

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    Apologies if this has been asked numerous times already but I couldn't find it.

    What is the minimum and recommended side-by-side spacing for toilet and basin please?

    I've seen somewhere stated as 500mm min from toilet centreline to adjacent wall. Presumably it'd be the same the other side to the edge of the basin and then I guess, a matching distance the other side of the basin to the bath?
     
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  3. This is an interesting question. I used to have a book about ergonomics which talked about spacing between chairs at a table, table heights, coffee table heights and so on. I'm sure somewhere there are some sort of recommendations although probably there's no universally accepted "right" answer
     
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    I had the same book I think. I placed it under the leg of our dining table to stop the table wobbling.
     
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    I have toilets spaced at 400,475 and 500mm wall to centre ,400 seems adequate and to me 500 is a waste of space unless you have oodles of space to spare.
    Unless the wash basin comes forward a long way it tends to be behind you when seated so you can be closer to it than you think. More important I think is the distance you have in front of the pan to a a wall or object.
     
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    Thanks.

    I've loads of room to the front, about a metre. I'm planning on putting the toilet and basin adjacent to each other and on the same wall as the end of the bath. So, loo, basin, bath-screen. It's a 'P' or 'L' shaped bath, 850 wide at the shower end. The whole wall is only 2.02m in length. I'm thinking it is going to be a bit tight.
     
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    There is no actual spec I've ever come across, as in plumbing terms. I leave as much space as possible to avoid crowding and giving enough space so the sitter doesn't feel hemmed in, that and legs are nowhere near a rad - at least 250mm. Also come down to the customer's specs too.
     
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    So if ive understood correctly, you want the toilet, wash basin and the shower end of the bath on a wall 2020mm . the bath is 850mm leaving 1170mm for toilet and basin?
     
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    Well if you can have these, the answer is, 'no minimum spacing'. Screenshot 2021-07-16 at 22.11.33.png
     
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    This cloakroom is 1000mm wide, centre of pan from wall is 400mm so if you have 1170mm after the bath ? happy days!
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    Yep.

    Reckon it's too tight unfortunately.

    Solution it seems is to not have the 'fancy' shower bath; normal being 700 wide or, put them on the other wall (where they are now) :(
     
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    Well , that's as ugly as! :)
     
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    When we were working out bedroom furniture and what would fit I used old cardboard boxes to make templates. Cut them to the right dimensions and then moved them around the room until we were happy with the layout.
     
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    Yeah! I do exactly that but first set the room out on graph paper with scaled squares of card cut to the size of all pieces
     
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    My en suite toilet (not just from centreline) is in a space of 570mm and is perfectly fit for purpose*. Utility is the issue- will it all work together when in use. If yes, then it fits!

    *No-one has become wedged in there in 25 years!
     
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