Residential only (1 credit available)
To provide a reduced energy means of drying clothes.
The following is required to demonstrate compliance:
|1||For self-contained dwellings: an adequate internal or external space with posts and footings, or fixings capable of holding:|
|1.a||One to two bedrooms: 4m+ of drying line|
|1.b||Three or more bedrooms: 6m+ of drying line.|
|2||Individual bedrooms: an adequate internal or external space with posts and footings, or fixings capable of holding:|
|2.a||Two metres of drying line per bedroom where drying facilities are provided in each room; OR|
|2.b||Two metres of drying line per bedroom for the first 30 bedrooms, plus one metre of drying line for each additional bedroom where drying facilities are shared.|
|3||The space (internal or external) is secure.|
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|Shell and core (non-residential and residential institutions only)|
|Applicable assessment criteria||
Both options: This issue is not applicable.
|Residential - Partially fitted and fully fitted|
|Applicable assessment criteria - Single and multiple dwellings||Both options: All criteria relevant to the building type and function apply.
Refer to Appendix E – Applicability of BREEAM New Construction to single and multiple dwellings, partially and fully fitted for a more detailed description of residential assessment options.
|Partially fitted dwellings||Where it is not possible to provide fittings for the drying line, it is still necessary to specify, design and construct the designated drying area for future fitting of the drying line.|
|Adequate internal space. See criteria 1 and 2 .||
This is either:
Internal drying spaces in the following rooms do not comply:
|Building has no residential areas||Please note that where a building contains no residential function this issue is not applicable and will not require assessment.|
|Supported living facilities||This issue does not apply to supported living or care facilities where ligature risk is a concern due to the resident profile.|
|criteria||Interim design stage||Final post-construction stage|
The relevant section or clauses of the building specification or contract
A formal letter of instruction from the developer to a contractor or supplier.
BREEAM Assessor’s site inspection report and photographic evidence
As-built drawings. Purchase orders or receipts.
- Secure space
- For self-contained dwellings this can be defined as an enclosed space only accessible to the residents of the dwelling. For buildings with a communal drying space it is an enclosed space with a secure entrance, accessible to the residents of the building only.
BREEAM International New Construction 2016
Reference: SD233 – Issue: 2.0
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