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Building standards technical handbook 2019: non-domestic

The building standards technical handbooks provide guidance on achieving the standards set in the Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004. This handbook applies to a building warrant submitted on or after 1 October 2019 and to building work which does not require a warrant commenced from that date.

Building standards technical handbook 2019: non-domestic
7. Sustainability

Annex 7.E Example of a dedicated internal drying area

Suggested minimum dimensions of a dedicated drying space designed to be passively heated and naturally ventilated to provide a total linear hanging length of 7.2m. 2.4m wide 1.1m deep and 2.3m high; or a volume of 6m3.

Figure 7.7. Example of passively heated and ventilated dedicated internal drying space

Example of passively heated and ventilated dedicated internal drying space

Suggested minimum dimensions of a dedicated drying cupboard with an independent heat source to provide a total linear hanging length of 7.2m. For example 900mm wide x 850mm depth x 2.3m with two rows of four slats or retractable pulleys each 900mm long or a volume of 1.75m3.

Figure 7.8. Example of dedicated mechanically heated and ventilated internal drying space

Example of dedicated mechanically heated and ventilated internal drying space