I am undertaking shop fitting work and there are existing unprotected steel beams in the ceiling void. Do I need to add fire protection?

National House Building Council, I am undertaking shop fitting work and there are existing unprotected steel beams in the ceiling void. Do I need to add fire protection? In: Frequently asked questions on Building Regulations Part B: Fire Safety. TBA ed. Frequently asked questions on Building Regulations . National House Building Council, p. 1.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

If there is no change of use or structural alteration and the situation regarding fire protection is no worse than it was before, then building regulations do not apply here as they are not generally applied retrospectively. Therefore Building Control should not require you to upgrade the fire resistance to the beams.

However if the building is a workplace the client or tenant must carry out a Fire Risk Assessment and this should include structural fire protection issues if visibly found to be defective and where reasonably easy to improve matters. In this case therefore the client/ tenant should include for 1 hour fire resistance to be added (for buildings up to 18m in height).

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: mml-maui-text-analytics-keywords
Uncontrolled Keywords: fire risk assessment, fire safety - volume 2: buildings other than dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england, fire safety - volume 1: dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england, b5 access and facilities for the fire service, b3 internal fire spread structure, b4 external fire spread, fire resisting (Fire resistance), fire resistance, fire compartment, regulatory reform (fire safety) order 2005
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards
Depositing User: admin
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2021 16:23
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 19:43
URI: https://buildvoc.co.uk/id/eprint/986

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item