Is there an alternative to providing sprinklers in residential buildings above 30m in height?

National House Building Council, Is there an alternative to providing sprinklers in residential buildings above 30m in height? 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

There is not a lot of supporting information to consider any alternative, although it would be difficult to prove an acceptable alternative solution.

Increasing fire resistance of compartmentation could be considered, but sprinklers are also beneficial to life safety and fire fighting provisions, so whilst an increase in compartmentation will contain the fire within a specific area it will not control the fire temperature. Without sprinklers containment may be compromised.

A fully fire engineered design may be able to present an alternative solution, but it would be difficult to prove compliance with Building Regulations.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: compartmentation, fire safety - volume 1: dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england, fire risk assessment, fire safety - volume 2: buildings other than dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england, fire resistance, part b - fire safety, alternative escape routes, building safety, b5 access and facilities for the fire service, b3 internal fire spread structure
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2021 16:23
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 19:43
URI: https://buildvoc.co.uk/id/eprint/996

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