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fire door alternative between kitchen and stairway

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by papmat93, 19 Apr 2021.

  1. papmat93

    papmat93

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    Hi guys

    I am refurbing my 2nd floor flat. I am hoping to open up a wall that separates my new kitchen living room from the stairway and replace it with an industrial style sliding floor-to-ceiling glass door/partition that will also over look the stair void. See pic attached

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    My architect advises me that it should be a fire rated door (30 mins) however I can only find one design that I am happy with and unfortunately it is not fire rated. I would be most grateful if anyone could tell me what the solution to this is in order to pass the building control? I have tried to find a similar scenario online but haven't found one yet

    Also as it is is a piece of glass protecting any thing falling into the stair void what would be the likely required specification of glass in terms of thickness/safety features that I would likely need to use?

    Many thanks in advance
     
  2. Nakajo

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    Speak to Building Control; but I think you will struggle under the circumstances.
     
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  4. bernardgreen

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    The primary aim is not to satisfy building control but it is to ensure ( as far as is possible ) that the escape route is not compromise in the event of a fire in the kitchen
    preventing smoke and toxic fumes reaching other rooms before people in them have become aware of the fire and have safely left the building
     
  5. freddiemercurystwin

    freddiemercurystwin

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    A sliding glass 30min fire door?
     
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    Th obvious solution would be to find a better Architect :rolleyes:
     
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