- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 11 Oct 2017
Approved Document B2, ‘Fire safety: Buildings other than dwellinghouses’, requires that other than in blocks of flats, firefighting stairs and firefighting lifts should be approached through a firefighting lobby.
A firefighting lobby is:
|A protected lobby providing access from a firefighting stair to the accommodation area and to any associated firefighting lift’.|
- A firefighting stair is ‘… a protected stairway communicating with the accommodation area through a firefighting lobby’.
- A firefighting lift is ‘... a lift designed to have additional protection, with controls that enable it to be used under the direct control of the fire and rescue service in fighting a fire'.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
New report provides 12 key actions which could close the structural talent gap in the construction industry.
These can be used to find out whether a proposed development is likely to be approved. Read more here.
Studying a built environment degree? Check out our helpful student resources section.
New BRE research paper explores how blockchain technology can benefit the built environment industry.
Timber is a natural carbon sink, but it must not end up in landfill at the end of its useful life.
BSRIA has collaborated with the Department of Health on research into air permeability in isolation rooms.
New step-by-step route maps for implementing effective surface water management measures are published.
GMP is an agreement with a contractor that the contract sum will not exceed a specified maximum. Read more here.
The BREEAM Sustainability Champion is changing to the Advisory Professional - here's what you need to know.
A fresh round of job-cuts takes the total number of redundancies to over 1,000.