Fire Regulations

Changes to Part B Fire Safety effective from 30th April 2014

The Welsh Government has announced changes to Part B of the Building Regulations to require automatic fire suppression systems in residential buildings (regulation 37A).
These changes come into effect from 30th April 2014 and the requirement will apply to new and converted:

  • care homes (as defined in the Care Standards Act 2000)
  • children’s residential homes
  • hospices
  • boarding houses
  • halls of residences
  • hostels other than hostels intended for temporary accommodation for leisure purposes (e.g. not youth hostels or backpacker’s hostels).

And from 1st January 2016 the requirement will apply to new and converted:

  • houses
  • flats
  • other residential buildings.

For full information regarding the changes visit

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/planning/buildingregs/publications/part-b-fire/?lang=en

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us here or call us on 0845 077 9559.

Part J

Carbon monoxide detection is a requirement under Part J2A. This applies to all fixed combustion appliances located in dwellings and not just solid fuel appliances. Carbon monoxide detection should be installed in dwellings in accordance with BS EN 50292:2002.

If you require further information about the installation of carbon monoxide detection please contact us on 0845 077 9559 or email us at enquiries@actsurveyors.com