Fire Safety Building Regulations: Part B

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Fire safety regulations might cause some anguish for those building their own homes, but it is understandably crucial to make sure your home is compliant. Compliance often involves a combination of methods, from fire doors and egress windows, through to smoke alarms and sprinkler systems.

Here we explain what the Building Regulations stipulate when it comes to fire safety (we will focus on the rules for detached houses here. Regulations are tighter for attached houses or flats).

Paul Hymers

Paul is a Chartered Building Engineer and has been a building control officer since 1984. He has written eight books on home improvements and building homes, including the Complete Handbook of Home Extensions and Creating an Eco-Friendly Home & Workplace. He provides his insight and knowledge on Building Regulations with Homebuilding & Renovating.