The property comprised two 2-story houses which had previously been converted into flats. A new developer had constructed a further flat in the roof space of each house and this had created a means of escape problem with the extension of the two-storey escape stair. I was commissioned to find a remedy. Each roof top flat had a self contained hard wired smoke and ...Read On → Share
The house had been purchased without building approval for the existing open plan on the ground floor and an open staircase communicating with a loft extension accommodating two bedrooms – this contravened the guidance given under the building regulations. The problem was overcome with the provision of guidance and the installation of an automatic domestic sprinkler system according to BS DD 251 and an automatic fire detection system according to BS 5839 Part 6. This was accepted by building control.
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The Highlands, Barnet
My work involved making a survey of the 3-storey block of prestigious private flats to assess compartmentation, means of escape, the number of and type of occupants using the staircase, and the impediment caused by the new folding stair lift installation. My recommendation was that the means of escape was adequate and this was accepted.
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