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  1. The area that will be the dwelling needs to be separated from the garage area by a full 30 minutes separation and without knowing exactly how you intend to carry out your proposals I cannot give you a definitive response.
  2. As far as I am aware there is no legislation requiring rim locks be fitted to front doors, but there is guidance that requires doors, needed for means of escape, should be easily opened without the need of a key. What surprises me is that you didn't require the joiner to fit a rim and dead lock which seems a normal arrangement for front doors.
  3. I would think it depends on the carpet used, if it has passed the hot nut test, then not that critical but fitting FR threshold is a much better solution.
  4. Any glazing in a fire door has to meet the same standard as the fire door.
  5. The Regulations make a distinction between the permanent cover on a piece of furniture and a loose or stretch cover. The permanent cover can be defined as the cover fitted to the furniture when it is supplied to the customer even if it is removable for cleaning or changing. Similarly, replacement covers which are supplied by the manufacturer of the furniture at a later date should be regarded as permanent covers. The key point is that the removable cover forms only the wear/decorative cover used on the furniture and is designed by the producer/supplier of the furniture to be specific to that piece of furniture. Removable covers which are supplied with the furniture or at a later date by the producer/supplier as a replacement are regarded as permanent and must comply with Schedules 4 and 5 of the Regulations. Loose or stretch covers, on the other hand, are removable covers which are supplied by a producer other than the manufacturer of the furniture. These are designed to be placed on top of an existing finished piece of furniture which is already fitted with a permanent cover. This distinction is made because only the manufacturer of the furniture concerned will have detailed knowledge of how it complies with the Regulations. Loose covers for upholstered furniture must comply with Schedule 5, Part 1 of the Regulations and stretch covers must comply with Schedule 5, Part 2 of the Regulations as these are sold separately from the furniture. They also need to have a permanent label attached to them and this label may appear on the underside of the fabric. There are no display label requirements for loose and stretch covers. Check out http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1988/1324/schedule/5/made and Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home - A Guide to the UK Regulations guide 2.
  6. Other guidance documents for someone dealing with fire doors is https://www.asdma.com/knowledge-centre/ I think it is worth checking them out.
  7. It appears you will have no problems, when you submit your building control application they will have the last say.
  8. Check out https://www.oftec.org/Media/Default/DocGalleries/Technical Book Four Updates/OFTEC_TechnicalBook4_AMD_04_0413_15.pdf it should give you the fire separation you require.
  9. Check out Approved Document B (fire Safety) volume 2: Premises other than Dwelling Houses page 134 Compartment walls this maybe what you are looking for.
  10. What is the travel distance from the new end to a place of comparative safety, the staircase may not be comparative safety.
  11. Why have you limited to 60 where did you get that guidance, the direction of openning of doors does control the numbers but I am not aware of single direction escape does.
  12. It could be either a timber wall or timber cladding and it should be be able to check this by inspection. Each is treated differently by Approved Document B (fire Safety) volume 2: Premises other than Dwelling Houses B4.
  13. Andy as AB said it depends on the level of fire resistance required, what is required in your case?
  14. Not sure what you mean Andy could you please elaborate.
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