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This information has been prepared to explain the requirements for private amenities and facilities in all Class 1 buildings as set out in NCC Volume Two Housing Provisions.
The NCC defines Class 1 buildings as either Class 1a or Class 1b as follows:
All Class 1a and 1b buildings must be provided with the following private amenities and facilities:
If any of the above facilities are detached from the main building, they must be set aside for the exclusive use of the occupants of the building.
The NCC sets out detailed requirements for the design of sanitary compartments (toilets).
The door to a fully enclosed sanitary compartment (room or space containing a closet pan or urinal) must:
This requirement provides a means of removing an unconscious occupant from a fully enclosed sanitary compartment. If the enclosure has gaps that are large enough to allow access for a person into the sanitary compartment, the compartment is not considered enclosed for the purpose of the above requirements.
More detailed information is available in Part 3.8.3 Facilities of the NCC and in the HIA Guide to Kitchen & Bathroom Construction [LINK TO: https://hia.com.au/Shop/HIA-Products/g_kbcg---guide-to-kitchen-bathroom-construction-edition-2/kbcg---guide-to-kitchen-bathroom-construction-edition-2], which has clear illustrations on how to comply with the NCC requirements on the construction of sanitary compartments.
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