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G1 Personal hygiene

Providing sufficient sanitary fixtures (toilets, showers and basins) for sanitation.

This clause confirms facilities for personal hygiene are provided to safeguard from illness caused by infection or contamination. Its requirements protect against loss of amenity and allow people with disabilities to carry out normal activities.

It sets requirements about privacy and the numbers and location of sanitary fixtures. Discharge to a plumbing and drainage system is required by Clause G13 Foul Water for water-borne disposal, and to a healthy safe disposal system when non-water-borne disposal is used.

Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods

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These are issued by MBIE to provide one way of complying with the Building Code and must be accepted by BCAs as demonstrating compliance with the related clauses of the Building Code. Using them is not mandatory.


An alternative solution can include a material, component or construction method that differs completely or partially from those described in these documents.


These documents are provided for assistance. They are not intended as a means of establishing compliance with the Building Act or Building Code, and they do not have the same status accorded to Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods under the Act.

Related Determinations

Determinations are made by MBIE on matters of doubt or dispute to do with building work. Rulings are legally binding in relation to each case. Circumstances in one case may differ to others.

Related building products

All products, systems and construction methods that have achieved CodeMark status will be listed here with their most up to date certificate.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: