Considerations for Installation of Fixtures for Disabled Persons

The standards in regards to the installation of fixtures for disabled persons mostly relate to placement, spacing and product selection.

These are the standards considerations in regards to tapware to be installed for use by disabled persons (the following are extracts from AS 1428.1 and AS 1428.2). If you are needing to refer to the standards in line with your profession we recommend that you source a copy of the relevant standard in full for reference from your usual standards provider.

16.2.2 Water taps
Water taps shall comply with the following:
(a) Taps shall have lever handles or sensor plate controls or the like.
(b) Lever handles shall have not less than 50 mm clearance from an adjacent surface.
(c) Where separate taps are provided for hot and cold water, the hot water tap shall be placed to the left of the cold water tap for horizontal configurations, or above the cold water tap for vertical configurations.
(d) Where hot water is provided, the water shall be delivered through a mixing spout.


16.3 Washbasins
16.3.1 General
The installation of washbasins shall comply with the following:
(a) Water taps shall comply with Clause 16.2.2.
(b) Exposed hot water supply pipes shall be insulated or located so as not to present a hazard.
(c) The projection of the washbasin from the wall and the position of taps, bowl and drain outlet shall be determined in accordance with the requirements shown in Figure 46(a) and 46(b), except in sole-occupancy units, where Figure 47 shall be used.
(d) Water supply pipes and waste outlet pipes shall not encroach on the required clear space under the washbasin.
(e) For each washbasin fixture, the unobstructed circulation space shall be as shown in Figure 48 except in sole occupancy units where Figure 47 shall be used. The washbasin fixture and its fittings are the only fixtures permitted in this space.


Ranges of Tapware that can be considered for use from our range in these situations:

 •  Roulette Lever
    (except for Duo basin and Duo sink mixers in this range as they don’t have enough clearance space to meet the 50mm in all directions).

 •  Olde Adelaide (when paired with Roulette Lever handles).
    (except for Duo basin and Duo sink mixers in this range as they don’t have enough clearance space to meet the 50mm in all directions).

 •  Roulette Lever Flick Mixers

 •  Roulette Lever Wall Mixers

 •  Torrens Flared Lever

 •  Celestial Lever




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