Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Unity Village: Phase 3: Collection of Standards

According to NKAB's website: To make the task of meeting building code requirements easier, the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) publishes a list of standard building code requirements. Helping homeowners design and build safe, accessible rooms. Some of the basic requirements are:

  • Toilet enclosures – bathroom stall enclosures must have at least 36” X 66” of space
  • Toilets – center at least 15” from walls and tubs; 21” clearance in front.
  • Faucets –for bathroom shower and combination tub/showers must include anti-scald devices
  • Bathroom Light fixture – at least one that is permanent, controlled by a wall switch
  • Wall switch – at least 60” from tub and showers
  • Waste and drain lines – must slope ¼” per foot toward the main DWV stack; to aid flow and prevent blockage
  • All receptacles must be GFCI-protected
For the 31 kitchen design rules please visit...

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