When would a large hallway in a dwelling house be considered a habitable room for the purposes of Part B?

National House Building Council, When would a large hallway in a dwelling house be considered a habitable room for the purposes of Part B? 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.

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Abstract

The following factors can be considered when deciding if a hallway is a habitable room:
1. Hall size - is there potential for the space to provide living / habitable accommodation, eg. dining table, lounge chairs etc.?

2. Are there other rooms available for the range of living purposes, ( ie. lounge, dining room, study?). Similarly, what type of accommodation is appropriate for the dwelling.

3. The arrangement of doors giving access to other rooms / spaces / open air may mean that whatever its size, the hall cannot be reasonably be used for any other purpose.

4. The proportion of the rooms and hall in relation to the overall size of the dwelling.

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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/991

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