System Solutions for Bathrooms and Sanitary Rooms

Comfort to Care

Accessible solutions from Comfort to Care are not merely individual special solutions at HEWI. Each system includes classic sanitary accessories, comfort & convenience elements and accessible products, which have been developed to universal

design criteria and therefore enable intergenerational use. A large selection of materials and designs enables solutions that are exactly in line with the users' requirements.

Detail PDF BS8300

Detail PDF DIN18040

Washbasin Area

Comfort and Safety

A shallow washbasin can be used both from a standing as well as a seated position. A flush-mounted or minimalist surface mounted trap should be installed so that a seated person does not injure themselves because of hot water accumulated in the trap or by accidentally knocking against it. Generously sized shelf areas provide space for all bathroom utensils, so that they are to hand even from a seated position.

Comfort and convenience aspects
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE ASPECTS

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

Accessibility aspects
ACCESSIBILITY ASPECTS

The washbasin is 550 mm deep and is therefore also wheelchair accessible. The support rails attached to the side make it easier for the wheelchair user to pull themselves towards the washbasin. The DIN 18040 and ÖNORM B 1600 requirements are fulfilled. A continuous mirror, up to the edge of the washbasin enables not only standing but also seated persons to use it without without presetting.

washbasin
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
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

Toilet Area

Assistance for Movement Sequences

Use of support rails and hinged support rails assists the movement sequences on sitting down and standing up. They provide a secure hold and therefore promote the users' independence. Different surfaces and designs enable the care products to integrate completely in the bathroom ambience.

Comfort and convenience aspects
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE ASPECTS

The support rail attached to the side and horizontally not safeguards sitting but also supports sitting down and standing up. It has slight radii so that it is pleasant to grip. The wastebin, hygiene bag dispenser, toilet brush unit and toilet roll holder should be located within the gripping area and be able to be used with one hand.

Accessibility aspects
ACCESSIBILITY ASPECTS

Instead of two hinged support rails, one L-shaped support rail can be used if the toilet is located in a corner. This rail provides not only horizontal but also vertical gripping options and supports the movement sequences effectively. The hinged support rail can be added to with comfortable and convenient elements such as a toilet roll holder or armpad. A second gripping level helps wheelchair users to move sidewards onto the toilet.

Toilett area
INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONSBS8300:2009+A1:2010
Mounting-height
  • Top surface of WC seat 480 mm, WC pan can accept a variable height toilet seat riser
Depth of toilet
  • 750 mm
Distance to wall
  • Centre of WC to wall 500 mm
Drop down support rail
  • Drop down support rail provided on the wall side at a distance of 320 mm from the centre line of WC
  • Height 680 mm above floor
  • Should extend 50 - 100 mm beyond the front of the WC
  • Horizontal support rail on the wall adjacent to the WC 600 mm
Horizontal grab rail
  • Mounting height 680 mm above floor, length 600 mm
  • Distance 200 - 250 mm from the back wall, clearance 50 - 60 mm between the rail and the wall
Vertical grab rail
  • Length 600 mm, 470 mm from the WC centre line
  • Centre line 1100 mm above floor level
Toilet paper holder
  • Should be suitable for single hand use
  • Should be readily accessible from a wheelchair, seated on the WC or for a standing person
Shelf
  • Where a high or low level cistern is used, a shelf 125 - 150 mm deep,
    prefarbly 400 mm wide should be provided preferably to the WC pan,
    top of surface 950 mm
INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONSDIN 18040 PART 1 PUBLICDIN 18040 PART 2 RESIDENTIAL WHEELCHAIRDIN 18040 PART 2 RESIDENTIAL
Seat height
  • 46 - 48 cm incl. seat
  • 46 - 48 cm incl. seat
  • Individual
Depth of toilet
  • Projection at least 70 cm
  • Projection at least 70 cm
  • Individual
Backrest
  • 55 cm behind the front edge of the toilet
  • Toilet seat cover is unsuitable
  • 55 cm behind the front edge of the toilet
  • Toilet seat cover is unsuitable
Side manoeuvring space
Distance to wall
  • 90 cm wide left and right
  • 90 cm left or right, at least 30 cm to the wall
  • At least 20 cm to the wall
Manoeuvring/wheelchair turning space in front of toilet
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • 120 x 120 cm
Hinged support rail
  • Left and right
  • Top edge of hinged support rail 28 cm above seat height
  • Hinged support rail should extend 15 cm beyond the front of the WC
  • Clear distance between the handles/grab rails 65 - 70 cm
  • Load-bearing capacity: Point load of 1 kN on front end of hinged support rail
  • Left and right
  • Top edge of hinged support rail 28 cm above seat height
  • Hinged support rail should extend 15 cm beyond the front of the WC
  • Clear distance between the handles/grab rails 65 - 70 cm
  • Load-bearing capacity: Point load of 1 kN on front end of hinged support rail
  • Individual
Toilet roll holder
  • Can be reached without changing sitting position
  • Can be reached without changing sitting position
Toilet roll holder
  • Can be reached by sitting person, with the hand or arm, without
    changing their sitting position
  • Can be reached by sitting person, with the hand or arm, without changing their sitting position
  • Individual
Waste bin
  • Optional: Waste bin can be used with one hand, tight-closing and
    self-closing
Emergency call system
  • To be attached near the toilet
  • Can be reached from sitting position on the toilet and if lying on the floor
  • Designed with visual contrast, can be registered and located
    tactilely

In the Shower & Bath

Secure Grip

A permanently installed shower seat or a flexibly usable shower stool not only provides a comfortable and convenient seat, but also increases safety during showering. Support rails, which are installed in the shower, not only enable secure support but can also be used to hang a mobile shower seat on.

Comfort and convenience aspects
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE ASPECTS

A walk-in shower (level with the surrounding floor) is easier to access and to clean than a bath tub. A shower seat which can be folded up against the wall to save space when it is not needed, provides secure hold and stability as well as comfort and convenience in the shower. The surface of the seat is slightly roughened so that it is slip-proof even when wet.

Accessibility aspects
ACCESSIBILITY ASPECTS

HEWI shower seats can be fitted with an additional backrest for even more comfortable sitting and additional support. The shower seat has a large seat area with ergonomic shape. A support rail attached to the side and stable rail with shower head holder also provide a secure hold and stability.

shower area
INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONSBS 8300:2009+A1:2010
Wheelchair turning space
  • 1500 x 1500 mm
Floor surface
  • Should be slip-resistant
Tip-up shower seat
  • Seat height 480 mm, centre of seat to wall 500 mm
  • Projection 650 mm, backrest at 200 m distance from the back wall
Vertical grab rail
  • Height 800 mm above floor, length min. 600 mm
Horizontal grab rail
  • Length 600 mm, distance 200 mm from the back wall
  • Height 680 mm above floor
Drop down support rail
  • Mounting height 680 mm above floor, on side and far wall
  • Drop down support rail provided on the side wall at a distance of
    320 mm from the centre line of the seat
  • Drop down support rail provided on the far wall at a distance of
    900 mm from the back wall
Shower head
  • Mounted on a vertical rod, adjustable between 1050 to 1850 mm
  • Distance 500 mm to the back wall
Shower controls
  • Height range 750 to 1000 mm above the floor, water temperature
    not exceeding 43°C
Accessories
  • Soap tray, towel rail
Shower curtain
  • Operated from the shower seat, should enclose the seat and rails
  • Dimension 1000 - 1200 mm
Hooks
  • Located at height of 1050 and 1400 mm
INSTALLATION RECOMMENDATIONSDIN 18040 PART 1 PUBLICDIN 18040 PART 2 RESIDENTIAL WHEELCHAIRDIN 18040 PART 2 RESIDENTIAL
Shower area
  • At same level as adjacent sanitary room
  • Lowering max. 2 cm
  • At same level as adjacent sanitary room, lowering max. 2%
  • At same level as adjacent sanitary room, lowering max. 2%
Manoeuvring/wheelchair turning space 150 x 150 cm
  • 150 x 150 cm
  • 120 x 120 cm
Shower seat
  • Seat height 46 - 48 cm
  • Hinged seat: Projection at least 45 cm
  • Alternatively: mobile, stable shower seat
  • Seat can be retrofitted
  • Individual
Hinged support rail
  • A hinged support rail must be mounted on each side of the hinged seat
  • Top edge of hinged support rail 28 cm above seat height
  • Should extend 15 cm beyond the seat, clear distance between the hinged support rails 65 - 70 cm
  • Seat height 46 - 48 cm
  • Hinged support rail can be retrofitted on both sides of seat
  • Top edge of hinged support rail 28 cm above seat height
Support rails
  • Horizontal support rails are to be positioned, mounting height 85 cm above floor, in addition, vertical support rails must also be installed
Shower controls
  • Single lever shower control with handheld shower
  • Can be reached from the side in seated position at 85 cm height
  • If several elements are installed an arrangement up to 105 cm (centre-to-centre) is allowed
  • The lever of the shower control should point downwards to prevent the risk of injuries
  • Single lever shower control with handheld shower
  • Can be reached from the side in seated position at 85 cm height
  • If several elements are installed an arrangement up to 105 cm (centre-to-centre) is allowed
  • The lever of the shower control should point downwards to prevent
    the risk of injuries
  • The lever of the shower control should point downwards to prevent the risk of injuries
Bath tub in residential buildings
  • Must be possible to subsequently install a bath tub in the shower area
  • Bath tub can be used with a lifter
  • Should be possible to subsequently install a bath tub in the shower area
Flooring
  • Slip resistant to GUV-I 8527 at least assessment group B
  • Slip resistant to GUV-I 8527 at least assessment group B
  • Should be possible to subsequently install a bath tub in the shower area