Provision of smoke outlets

Department for Communities and Local Government, (2019) Provision of smoke outlets. In: Approved Document B: Fire Safety - Volume 1: Dwellings. 2019 ed. Section 16: Venting of heat and smoke from basements – flats, 1 (16.2). RIBA Publishing Publication, London, p. 106. ISBN 9781859469156

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Abstract

Each basement space should have one or more smoke outlets.
Where this is not practicable (for example, the plan area is deep and the amount of external wall is restricted by adjoining buildings), the perimeter basement spaces may be vented, with other spaces vented indirectly by opening connecting doors. This does not apply for places of special fire hazard (see paragraph 16.7).
If a basement is compartmented, each compartment should have one or more smoke outlets, rather than indirect venting.
A basement storey or compartment containing rooms with doors or windows does not need smoke outlets.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: basement, basement storey, fire compartment, place of special fire hazard, compartment (fire), unprotected area, external wall, fire-separating element, compartment wall or floor, compartment wall or floor
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards > fire safety - volume 1: dwellings. 2019 edition - for use in england > Section 16: Venting of heat and smoke from basements – flats
K Law > The Building Regulations 2010 > B5: Access and facilities for the fire service
T Technology > TH Building construction > Building standards
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 20:29
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 19:42
URI: https://eprints.buildvoc.co.uk/id/eprint/829

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