2nd floor apartment with single escape stair, Kew Road, London.

The client wished to change the disused second floor to residential use and eliminate an alternative stair so as to achieve a larger sitting room. I inspected the building with the builder and discussed a range of fire safety strategies. By relocating the kitchen, use of automatic door hold-open devices actuated by the fire detection and alarm system, subdividing the layout to provide a protected corridor to the single stair, and the provision of two emergency egress widows etc I considered it possible to satisfy the means of escape functional fire regulation B1 in The Building Regulations 2010. The client was ‘.. exceedingly happy with the report’.

Client: owner of the building