Building Standards technical handbook 2017: non-domestic buildings

The Building Standards technical handbooks provide guidance on achieving the standards set in the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and are available in two volumes, Domestic buildings and Non-domestic buildings. This publication is available in html and also in PDF format (in 'supporting documents' ).

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3.11 Facilities in dwellings

Mandatory Standard

Standard 3.11

Every building must be designed and constructed in such a way that:

  1. the size of any apartment or kitchen will provide a level of amenity that ensures the welfare and convenience of all occupants and visitors, and

  2. an accessible space is provided to allow for the safe, convenient and sustainable drying of washing.


This standard applies only to a dwelling.

3.11.0 Introduction

This standard does not apply to buildings other than dwellings.

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