Recommended Installation Heights For Hand Dryers?

With the arrival of different types of hand dryers to the UK market, including blade hand dryers, high speed hand dryers and hybrid hand dryers you may have become a little less clear about the correct installation heights.  There are also hand dryers that include a plug-in system install which could make them the easiest hand dryers in the world to fit.

Below you will find some recommendations based on well-known brands which we hope you will find useful.  If you have any concerns please consult the manufacturers manual.  Many of these manuals can be found in our blog post "Hand Dryer Instructions / Manuals - Hand Dryer Height included".  We also have a vast amount of information on our website.

Please note there are things to consider and options available when installing a hand dryer above a sink.

For 'hands under' hand dryers including high speed and conventional hand dryers the following applies:

From the air outlet to the floor:

  • Men’s washrooms - 1170 mm
  • Women’s washrooms - 1120 mm
  • Children’s washrooms, ages 4-7 - 810 mm
  • Children’s washrooms, ages 7-10 - 910 mm
  • Children’s washrooms, ages 10-13 - 1020 mm
  • Children’s washrooms, ages 13-17 - 1120 mm
  • Disabled Mounting Height - 940mm

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For 'blade' hand dryers such as the mitsubishi jet towel or the Dyson Airblade the following heights are recommended:

Align the top of the hand dryer above the floor to:

  • Male - 1050 mm
  • Female - 975 mm
  • Child/Disabled - 875 mm

Please note that blade hand dryers require different levels of clearance space in order to access the drip tray or other serviceable parts. Please consult the manufacturers' instructions.

Here at Intelligent Hand Dyers UK we like to make things as easy as possible for you the end user, the architect, the wholesaler and the contractor.  We have made our website the best resource for hand dryer information such as accurate dry times, energy consumption, costs per dry and more. You will not find another site with such quality, truthful and expert information about hand dryers.  We truly are the experts in the industry.

The site includes energy and performance comparisons against all the major brands such as Dyson Airblade, Airforce, G-Force, Mediclinics, Airdri hand dryers and much more.


For more information or for help in finding your ideal hand dryer, please contact us on 0114 3540047, use our contact us page by clicking here or click to visit the website.  You can also use our Intelligent Search Tool that helps you identify the perfect dryer for your location by clicking here

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