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Tom Sutton

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  1. I think that is too simplistic and all that is needed is a pencil, rule, compass and a plan of the area resulting in a much better result.
  2. Furniture and fittings in a domestic premises is subject to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988/1989, 1993 and 2010 and also has to meet the testing contained in that legislation. In non domestic premises there is no specific legislation that covers furniture, but is subject to Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and normally accepts furniture that meets BS 7176 but does not meet FFFSR, consequently because of this, they are not interchangeable. However if the furniture does meet the FFFSR it usually acceptable in all premises. Check out Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home A Guide to the UK Regulations and Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the contract and non-domestic sectors
  3. Check out https://www.ifsecglobal.com/uncategorized/the-spacing-and-siting-of-fire-detection-devices/ it appears to be good guidance.
  4. Is the garage split in two, one the garage and the other houses the oil tank, with a full sized door connecting the two.
  5. Tom Sutton

    Dart holes

    I do not see it as a major problem i think it just needs filling with a filler suitable for wood assuming it is not badly damaged.
  6. What does your fire risk assessment say about the surface spread of flame in the salon and the upholstered furniture. Check out Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the contract and non-domestic sectors for more information.
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    I would agree with you and I believe would not be acceptable to intumescent manufacturers or in global assessments from testing houses.
  8. I would agree it is an escape route and stair gates would be an obstruction.
  9. IMO your dog beds would fall under floor cushions and have to fully comply with the regulations. Floor cushions are considered to be any cushion supplied separately and not comprising an integral part of an item of upholstered seating. While not defined in the Regulations, it is commonly accepted that a floor cushion has dimensions which are greater than 60cm x 60cm x nominal product thickness. If there is any doubt over compliance with the Regulations it is recommended that expert advice is sought from the likes of Furniture Industry Research Association or check out section 11 of the guide. The guide Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home A Guide to the UK Regulations.
  10. Selling second hand furniture and re-upholstering furniture you will be subject to the regulations. The permanent labels should already be fitted and you need to provide display labels. Any materials you buy should comply with the regulations and you should obtain documented proof of there fire resistance in case you have to prove it to the trading standards. Check out Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home A Guide to the UK Regulations
  11. Selling second hand furniture and re-upholstering furniture you will be subject to the regulations. The permanent labels should already be fitted and you need to provide display labels. Any materials you buy should comply with the regulations and you should obtain documented proof of there fire resistance in case you have to prove it to the trading standards. Check out Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home A Guide to the UK Regulations
  12. You should be using a fire door set which is the fire door complete with the frame. You will also need intumescent strips and fire seals if required.
  13. IMO all fire doors should be FD30s fire doors except the furthest door from the stairs and windows depending on the height of the cill from the floor, if it is less than 1.2 m then they should also be fire resistant.
  14. Fire escapes need only to be available when the premises are occupied. As it is an office I am assuming you are talking about illuminated maintained fire exit signs and they could be replaced with standard exit signs if there is sufficient illumination or non maintained emergency lights/exit signs if not.
  15. The landlord is subject to The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 which requires him/her to ensure a working domestic fire detector and CO detector is fitted in every new tenancy and my understanding after that it is the responsibility of the tenant. It does not stipulate the type of smoke detector but if it is a new build the Approved Document B (Fire Safety) Vol 1 applies and it is more definitive. As far as I am aware the management is not involved unless there is clauses inserted in the tenants agreement.
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