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Offline leebrown

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Service shaft in blocks of flats
« on: July 23, 2019, 12:23:47 AM »
I recently came across a open service shaft in a 3 storey block of flats, fire doors were at each level but I would have thought this would also require fire stopping at each floor level?

Offline Dinnertime Dave

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Re: Service shaft in blocks of flats
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2019, 12:11:41 PM »
It's fine - Look at para 8.33 and diagram 8.3 of Approved Document B (new version)

Offline JonAI

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Re: Service shaft in blocks of flats
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 01:39:52 PM »
I've come across this a few time with fire risk assessors stating that the riser must be stopped at each floor level. It is either a protected shaft (riser) or it has floors and becomes a service cupboard.

Offline Dinnertime Dave

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Re: Service shaft in blocks of flats
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2019, 08:10:50 PM »
I've come across this a few time with fire risk assessors stating that the riser must be stopped at each floor level. It is either a protected shaft (riser) or it has floors and becomes a service cupboard.

It gets better Jon, I know a Fire Safety Officer who tried to enforce it.

Offline William 29

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Re: Service shaft in blocks of flats
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 11:19:12 AM »
Only one FSO Dave!?  ;D

Offline Seetek

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Re: Service shaft in blocks of flats
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2019, 05:12:30 PM »
I did some work for a PM company who put this in all their FRAs. I pointed out that it was unnecessary and their response was ?it?s what we do?. I also pointed out that they should be commenting on roof compartmentation and was told that it was ?building regs and we don?t do it?.

I wrote my FRAs to suit myself and never got any more work off them.