Flats in mixed use buildings

Department for Communities and Local Government, (2019) Flats in mixed use buildings. In: Approved Document B: Fire Safety - Volume 1: Dwellings. 2019 ed. Section 3: Means of escape - flats, 1 (3.77). RIBA Publishing Publication, London, p. 37. ISBN 9781859469156

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Abstract

In buildings with more than three storeys above the ground storey, stairs may serve the flats and other occupancies if all of the following apply.
a. The flat is ancillary to the main use of the building.
b. The flat has an independent alternative escape route.
c. The stair is separated from occupancies on lower storeys by a protected lobby (minimum REI 30) at each of those storeys.
d. The stair enclosure has at least the same standard of fire resistance as the structural elements of the building (see Appendix B, Table B4); if the stair is a firefighting stair, it should comply with the provisions in Section 15 (see also paragraph 3.60).
e. Any automatic fire detection and alarm system fitted in the main part of the building also covers all flats.
f. Any security measures in any parts of the building do not prevent escape at all material times.

Item Type: Book Section
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Uncontrolled Keywords: alternative escape routes, common stair, principal storey, compartment (fire), building and land associated with the building, fire compartment, common parts, fire safety - volume 2: buildings other than dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england, direct distance, principal works
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 > fire safety - volume 1: dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england
T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2020 12:08
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 19:41
URI: https://eprints.buildvoc.co.uk/id/eprint/332

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