Accessible Washbasins

Compliant Solutions

HEWI washbasins made of easy-care mineral composite offer particular comfort and convenience: On the one hand they make compliant implementation particularly easy and on the other, due to helpful details they are especially user-friendly. The accessible washbasins have integrated gripping slots, which enable a wheelchair user

to independently pull themselves towards the washbasin and provide all other users with a secure grip. The particularly shallow basin combined with a concealed in-wall or flat on-wall trap offers extra legroom for comfortable use in a seated position.

Planning & Design Tips

System Solution for Bathrooms and Sanitary Rooms

A shallow washbasin can be used both in a standing and in a seated position. To this end a concealed in-wall or flat on-wall trap should be installed, so that a seated person is not injured by hot water that has collected in the trap or by accidentally knocking themselves on the trap. Generously sized shelf areas provide space for all bathroom utensils, so that they are also within reach from a seated position.

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COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE ASPECTS

The shallow washbasin has integrated gripping slots, which give the user a secure grip and stabilisation. If the gripping slots are the front are not required they can be used as practical towel holders. An adjustable, tilting mirror enables both short and tall people to see themselves in the mirror. An adjustable mirror is especially suitable for prewall installation.

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ACCESSIBILITY ASPECTS

The washbasin is 550 mm deep and is therefore accessible to a wheelchair user. The gripping slots at teh sides make it easier for the user to pull themselves towards the washbasin. The requirements of DIN 18040 and ÖNORM B 1600 are fulfilled. A continuous mirror up to the edge of the washbasin enables both standing and seated persons to use it without preadjustment.

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INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONSBS 8300:2009+A1:2010
Minimum room dimension
  • 1500 x 2200 mm
Door
  • 926 mm single-swing door
Wheelchair turning space
  • 1500 x 1500 mm
Installation height hand rinse washbasin
  • Rim height at 720 to 740 mm
Grab rail
  • 600 mm vertical grab rail
  • Grab rail at each side of the mirror – distance 500-700 mm
  • Centre line 1100 mm above floor level
Mirror suitable for seated and standing persons
  • Bottom Line 600 mm – top edge 1600 mm (located away from washbasin)
  • Bottom line 1600 mm (located above washbasin)
Tilting mirror
  • If mirrors cannot be extended down to the upper edge of the washbasin,
    they should be tilted forward
Shelf
  • 400 mm wide, 200 mm deep, 700 mm above floor
Taps
  • Mixer tap, hot water should be thermostatically controlled, not exceed 43°C at the outlet
  • Should be positioned on the nearest side to the WC pan
Hooks
  • Located at height of 1050 and 1400 mm
Alarm pull cord
  • With two red bangles of ø 50 mm
  • One at 100 mm, the other at 800 - 1000 mm above floor level
  • Should be operated from the WC and from the adjacent floor area
Toilet accessoires
  • Automatic hand dryer, soap dispenser, alarm reset button, paper towel dispenser, toilet paper dispenser mounting height 800 - 1000 mm, suitable for single-hand use
DIN 18040
INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONSDIN 18040 PART 1 PUBLICDIN 18040 PART 2 REDIDENTIAL
WHEELCHAIR
DIN 18040 PART 2 REDIDENTIAL
Installation height, top edge of washbasin
  • Rim height max. 80 cm
  • Rim height max. 80 cm
  • Individual
Manoeuvring/wheelchair turning space in front of the washbasin
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • 120 x 120 cm
Wheelchair accessible washbasin
  • Minimum wheelchair accessible depth 55 cm
  • Thigh level: minimum unobstructed vertical height for knee recess 67 cm measured up to 30 cm behind front edge of washbasin
  • Wheelchair accessible over a width of 90 cm, measured axially
  • Minimum wheelchair accessible depth 55 cm
  • Thigh level: minimum unobstructed vertical height for knee recess 67 cm measured up to 30 cm behind front edge of washbasin
  • Wheelchair accessible over a width of 90 cm, measured axially
  • Legroom required
Wheelchair accessible wash hand basin
  • Minimum wheelchair accessible height 45 cm
Taps
  • Single lever mixer tap or non-contact
  • Non-contact taps only in conjunction with temperature limitation, with water temperature at the outlet max. 45°C
  • Maximum distance of taps from front edge of the washbasin 40 cm
  • Where possible, single lever mixer tap or non-contact
  • Non-contact taps only in conjunction with temperature limitation, with water temperature at the outlet max. 45°C
  • Maximum distance of taps from front edge of the washbasin 40 cm
  • Where possible, single lever mixer tap or non-contact
  • Non-contact taps only in conjunction with temperature limitation, with water temperature at the outlet max. 45°C
Mirror
  • At least 100 cm high
  • Must be able to see into it when seated and when standing
  • Located above the washbasin
  • At least 100 cm high
  • Must be able to see into it when seated and when standing
  • Positioned directly above the washbasin
  • 100 cm high mirror, if necessary located directly above the washbasin
Fixtures & fittings
  • One-hand operating soap dispenser, paper towel dispenser, waste
    bin, hand dryer must be positioned within the area of the washbasin
Hooks
  • If clothes’ hooks are provided: fixed in at least two heights for seated
    and standing persons

Space-Saving Washbasins

Integrated Comfort and Convenience

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The narrow designs made of high-quality mineral composite have shallow basins, so that they can be used from a seated as well as a standing position. Integrated gripping slots stablise and give the user safe and reliable support

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Sanitary rooms are not always designed to provide sufficient space for a compliant, accessible solution. HEWI has therefore developed compact washbasins, which offer accessible comfort and convenience and are particularly space-saving.