Health Building Notes (HBN) for Washrooms

Health Building Notes give “best practice” guidance on the design and planning of new healthcare buildings and on the adaptation of existing facilities. They provide information to support the design processes for individual projects in the NHS building programme.

We have put together this one-page resource to assist healthcare planners, architects, and teams involved in the design and equipping of healthcare washrooms and sanitary spaces.

HBN 00-02: Sanitary Spaces

HBN 00-02: Sanitary spaces

Guidance on the design and layout of sanitary spaces – bathrooms, shower rooms, changing areas and toilets – in healthcare settings.

PDF, 4 MB, 115 pages

HBN 00-03: Clinical and Clinical Support Spaces

HBN 00-03: Clinical and clinical support spaces

Guidance on the design and layout of generic clinical and clinical support spaces like bedrooms, consulting rooms and offices.

PDF, 15 MB, 164 pages

HBN 00-09: Infection Control

HBN 00-09: Infection control in the built environment

A building’s design can help infection prevention and control (IPC) by providing an environment that is easy to clean and maintain. This document highlights the major IPC issues and risks to address to achieve designed-in IPC.

PDF, 4 MB, 47 pages

HBN 00-10 Part A: Flooring

HBN 00-10 Part A: Flooring

This document outlines the policy and performance requirements for flooring used in healthcare facilities. It supersedes Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 61.

PDF, 395 KB, 20 pages

HBN 00-10 Part B: Walls and Ceilings

HBN 00-10 Part B: Walls and ceilings

This document outlines the policy and performance requirements for walls and ceilings used in healthcare facilities. It supersedes HTM 56 and 60.

PDF, 420 KB, 22 pages

HBN 00-10 Part C: Sanitary Assemblies

HBN 00-10 Part C: Sanitary assemblies

HBN 00-10 Part C contains the performance requirements for sanitaryware and panel assemblies used in healthcare facilities. It supersedes HTM 64.

PDF, 913 KB, 32 pages

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HBN Surgeons Scrub-Up Troughs

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