Part B

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– Residential Homeowner, Mr Tomlinson

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

The Welsh Government have 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
  • any other residential purpose.

For full information regarding the changes visit

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

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