Loft conversion in a two-storey house in Glebe Street, London W4

The owner of a two-storey house had made a loft conversion but the ground floor was open plan and the staircase was not enclosed and thus not in accordance with official regulatory fire safety guidance. I was asked to provide a fire safety engineer’s report and recommendations to resolve the problems. I made a survey of the building, prepared a fire safety strategy, recommended some alterations, including improvements to a life safety sprinkler system, and prepared a report for the client to submit to building control to get building regulation approval.

Client: private developer