Emergency escape windows and external doors

Department for Communities and Local Government, (2019) Emergency escape windows and external doors. In: Approved Document B: Fire Safety - Volume 1: Dwellings. 2019 ed. Section 3: Means of escape – flats, 1 (3.6). RIBA Publishing Publication, London, p. 19. ISBN 9781859469156

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Abstract

Windows or external doors providing emergency escape should comply with all of the following.
a. Windows should have an unobstructed openable area that complies with all of the following.
i. A minimum area of 0.33m2.
ii. A minimum height of 450mm and a minimum width of 450mm (the route through the window may be at an angle rather than straight through).
iii. The bottom of the openable area is a maximum of 1100mm above the floor.
b. People escaping should be able to reach a place free from danger from fire.
c. Locks (with or without removable keys) and opening stays (with child-resistant release catches) may be fitted to escape windows.
d. Windows should be capable of remaining open without being held.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: window, free area, total useful floor area, total useful floor area, escape lighting, ventilation opening, secure window, should, display window, fireplace recess
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards > fire safety - volume 1: dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england > Section 3: Means of escape – flats
K Law > The Building Regulations 2010 > B1: Means of warning and escape
T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2020 08:12
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 19:41
URI: https://eprints.buildvoc.co.uk/id/eprint/166

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