Loft conversions

Department for Communities and Local Government, (2019) Loft conversions. In: Approved Document B: Fire Safety - Volume 1: Dwellings. 2019 ed. Section 2: Means of escape - dwellinghouses, 1 (2.21). RIBA Publishing Publication, London, p. 18. ISBN 9781859469156

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Abstract

Where a new storey is added through conversion to create a storey above 4.5m, both of the following should apply.
a. The full extent of the escape route should be addressed.
b. Fire resisting doors (minimum E 20) and partitions (minimum REI 30) should be provided, including upgrading the existing doors where necessary.
NOTE: Where the layout is open plan, new partitions should be provided to enclose the escape route (Diagram 2.2).

Item Type: Book Section
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Uncontrolled Keywords: contrast visually, should, escape route, principal storey, high-usage entrance door, direct distance, escape lighting, alternative escape routes, following edge (of door), principal works
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards > fire safety - volume 1: dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england > Section 2: Means of escape – dwellinghouses
K Law > The Building Regulations 2010 > B1: Means of warning and escape
T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 21:05
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 19:41
URI: https://buildvoc.co.uk/id/eprint/149

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