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Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 1: Dwellinghouses

Abbreviation
Approved Document B (Fire safety) - UK
Amendment
Incorporating amendments 2010
Version
2006 edition
Valid from
01/04/2007

Information provider
Planning Portal - UK
Author
Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) - UK
Information type
Compliance document
Format
PDF


Description

Approved Document B addresses fire safety precautions which must be adhered to, to ensure the safety of occupants, firefighters and those close to the building in the event of a fire.

Document B is separated into two volumes, this volume covers dwellings. 

Both volumes address the same issues, but the information has been adapted for each type of structure, for example different guidance on escape routes depending on building type. 

Scope

The document covers all standards related to this, including means of escape, the ability to internally isolate a blaze to prevent a fire from spreading, external fire spread, firefighter access to the building and facilities, fire detection and warning systems in place within a building.

It also addresses the internal spread of a fire due to the structure or lining used within a building and safety measures related to this.  

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Description

Approved Document B addresses fire safety precautions which must be adhered to, to ensure the safety of occupants, firefighters and those close to the building in the event of a fire.

Document B is separated into two volumes, this volume covers dwellings. 

Both volumes address the same issues, but the information has been adapted for each type of structure, for example different guidance on escape routes depending on building type. 

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Approved Document B (Fire safety) – Volume 1: Dwellinghouses
Description

Approved Document B addresses fire safety precautions which must be adhered to, to ensure the safety of occupants, firefighters and those close to the building in the event of a fire.

Document B is separated into two volumes, this volume covers dwellings. 

Both volumes address the same issues, but the information has been adapted for each type of structure, for example different guidance on escape routes depending on building type. 

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