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  1. Good stuff, thank you Anthony. Just out of interest, what would you expect in these BNB type rooms to let, & even some hotels now allow remote booking with no reception on arrival. I would expect at least an L2 but then there’s the insurance issue of possibly no one calling the fire service. So as advice should be a monitored L1/L2?
  2. Thanks for the reply, apart from the high risk premises, is it generally the insurance requirements that may insist on a P1/2 ?
  3. Hello Could someone offer some advice with regards to the differences between a P1 & L1 Grade FA system please, I know that the P1 is best for property protection and L1 best for life protection but what are the differences? I would expect both to have full detection throughout the building, all rooms, escape routes and high risk areas, also I’d expect both to be monitored 24/7 by external provider... thanks for your help in advance. Steve
  4. Hello all, Could someone tell me if there is a stipulated number from when a guest house is deemed to be a hotel, I’m thinking in terms of the required fire alarm needed, when say a simple guest house with no more than 3 floors, it would be acceptable to have a grade D or even grade F but at what number of rooms would you need a more sophisticated system with call points etc.? Thanks for any advice.
  5. Would I be correct is saying that a small non domestic property consisting of several meeting rooms which was built pre 2010 does not nessasarily require fire doors if fire escape routes are simple and of minimal distance but insurance may require them for propert loss due to fire spread.
  6. Does anyone have experience with sprinklers in care homes? It’s hoped by the care provider that once installed, they will be able to take the door retainers off the individual rooms, my thoughts are that they will not be able too as there is still a smoke spread risk. Would I be correct or has anyone experienced an FSO agreeing with the removal of door retainers? I would imagine someone in Scotland or Wales where sprinklers are now compulsory might have some experience of this. Thanks in advance for any input.
  7. I notice some commercial premises fitted with domestic type (BS5839-6) smoke alarms, surely this is not acceptable from an insurance prospective? I can understand if a FRA deems it low risk, say in a small open plan shop and deemed an early warning device such as the above would be acceptable or can they simply not be used in a commercial premises. Thank you for your advice.
  8. Hello All My first post, so go easy on me and be nice! For the purpose of FRA on flats build above shops, do we include the shop level as part of the building, even if not owned by the landlord? ie, 2 levels above the shop will indeed be classed as a 3 story building or not? Thank you in advance for advice offered.
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