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Number of toilets required in buildings

How many toilets are required for employees who work inside buildings?

The requirements for toilet pans and urinals in buildings are set out in the New Zealand Building Code, which is part of the Building Regulations 1992, administered by the Department of Building and Housing. The requirements depend on the building use, including whether the toilets will be used by employees only, or by members of the public as well.

The following tables set out the numbers to be provided in commercial and industrial premises used by employees only.  Refer to the Building Code Approved Document Clause G1: Personal Hygiene for further details and requirements in other situations.

Unisex toilet facilities

Design occupancy

Number

1–5

1

6–30

2

Greater than 30

add 1 per 40


Separate toilet facilities – females

Design occupancy

Number

1–10

1

11–50

2

51–90

3

Greater than 90

add 1 per 60


Separate toilet facilities – males (toilet pans only)

Design occupancy

Number

1–10

1

11–50

2

51–90

3

Greater than 90

add 1 per 60


Separate toilet facilities – males (toilet pans and urinals)

Toilet pans

Urinals

Design occupancy

Number

Design occupancy

Number

1–10

1

1–150

1

11–60

2

151–550

2

61–120

3

Greater than 550

add 1 per 450

Greater than 120

add 1 per 80

 

 

Date Modified: Wednesday, 9 December 2009

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