Fire safety regulations can cause anguish for many homeowners, but it is vital to get them right before the building inspector comes calling. On the 1st of April 2007 Building Regulations 2006 Part B: Fire Safety came into effect to replace the 2000 edition. From 6th April 2013 the changes in the 2006 edition, incorporating the 2010 and 2013 amendments, took effect. Some of the main points laid out by the Approved Document Part B are detailed below.
There are two aspects to be considered: