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Tom Sutton

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  1. I can imagine a situation where it would be possible but unlikely, trying to establish the reasons for false alarms is very difficult if not impossible. If you have doubts get the system checked out.
  2. Grade F1 or F2 when the mobile home is in use and life protection is paramount, it will not provide property protection.
  3. You have to achieve compartmentation between flats in accordance with HOUSING – FIRE SAFETY Guidance on fire safety provisions for certain types of existing housing and all situations will differ. Check out the above guide.
  4. If there are upholstered then the regulation apply therefore check out Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home A Guide to the UK Regulations and https://www.firesafe.org.uk/furniture-and-furnishings-fire-safety-regulations-19881989-and-1993/.
  5. It is possible to have a temporary cloud of gas, other than CO from the device it is protecting, but it is extremely difficult to be certain and the best thing to do, if it happens, is to have the device checked out by a qualified person.
  6. You said "The office has a single point of access / egress, through said door, and no window. Once out of the door, turn left 3 meters or right 20 meters to get to Fire exits." 1. When you exit the door, is it into a corridor and is there more rooms opening into the corridor? 2. Is the fire exits a final exit or to a protected route? 3. What is the maximum travel distance in the office as from the door is is excessive for high or medium risk and could be for low. Without a physical survey and more details it is impossible to give a satisfactory reply.
  7. The only answer I can envisage is that resident will have to be supervised when passing through the staircase enclosure.
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    Without a full on site survey it would not possible to give a satisfactory answer, also I would be very reluctant to get involved in a neighbour dispute.
  9. I would have thought the maglock is the latch but you should post this on Fire Doors and Accessories where Neil is likely to catch it and I am sure he could provide the advice you need.
  10. Providing the bed is not in the room when it is sprayed and allow to dry it will be acceptable.
  11. No the only consideration I am aware of is the number of coats on a fire door should be limited to four according to BS.
  12. The is no fire rating or warranty on a timber bed unless it is upholstered, however the mattress does have a fire rating which is medium risk, check out Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the contract and non-domestic sector.
  13. To give you a well reasoned answer you would need a lot more information including a full survey or detailed plans of yours and the gas station also what do you mean by gas station.
  14. Furniture covered by domestic or contract regulation, will both resist the ignition of a fire, with the difference being a case for argument and as the furniture is being loaned, not sold, also with the occupier accepting it, I do not see any legal problems, but that would need to be taken up by a lawyer.
  15. Has far as I am aware is because it is low risk and not subject to any regulation. You would have to hold a blow lamp on it some time to get it to ignite or cut it into small pieces (chips), so it is not of great concern when designing a means of escape scheme, however upholstery is another matter.
  16. Neil the only similar type of door closer that I am aware of is the perko powermatic, which dosent use chains, which conforms to BS EN 1154:1997, could you PM me, detail of others that I could research.
  17. The problem is the type of work you will be required to sign off and if it goes pear-shaped and it ends in court, you then need to prove your capabilities which would mean qualifications/experience/knowledge. I would suggest you stay away from stuff you do not have experience with until you have the qualifications.
  18. I tried to follow your explanation and not sure if I fully understand it but it does appear that fire safety could be compromised therefore it could be classed as a material alteration requiring building regulation approval so they should check it out with the local building control.
  19. I am not aware that christmas tree decorations fall under the description of furniture or furnishings, so any labels would be safety labels and subject to the Trading Standards jurisdiction.
  20. Fire doors should have approved self closing devices to BS EN 1154: 1997 and as far as I am aware all chain types do not conform, consequently you need to change it.
  21. Are the final exit doors from the large room with no windows and the layout needs to be explained more fully.
  22. You would need to know the full layout of the area where the door is located, both sides of the door.
  23. I could not give a definitive answer without knowing a lot more, but by the sound of it, I would not be in favour of the proposals.
  24. Check out page 27 and 29 of Fire safety of furniture and furnishings in the home A Guide to the UK Regulations which may be difficult to understand so I would suggest you contact FIRA.
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