Fire regulations in loft conversions

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There are many details you must think about whilst preparing your conversion. Fire safety in particular is something you can’t ignore. Taking your time and attending to this issue carefully can make all the difference. Your conversion could meet the right regulations or fail to. To give you a clearer understanding of the topic, we will go over the main points to pay attention to with conversion fire regulations.

Escape routes

Loft conversions HullFor the majority of conversions, you must have a safe route that goes from the loft to an exterior door. Your staircase could require plastering and plaster boarding beneath so it can supply 30 minutes of protection.

One other means of escape is through the windows. Every conversion needs a window people can escape through if the stairs are not an option. According to building regulations, the window openings have to be 450mm or wider so people can fit through. They should also come with non-locking fasteners.

Fire doors

Something else that is vital for a loft conversion is fire doors. You must substitute any existing loft doors and put fire proof ones in their place. As for new doors, you should make sure you choose fire rated models.

The building regulations say you must create a secure corridor from the loft to the building’s exterior. This will involve you changing every door on those rooms on your escape route. The aim is to prevent the spread of fire and smoke so evacuation is possible.

Loft conversions in Hull

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