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Last edited 28 Jun 2016
Inner room definition
This situation may arise with open-plan layouts and galleries.
Such an arrangement is only acceptable where the inner room is:
- A kitchen.
- A laundry or utility room.
- A dressing room.
- A bathroom, WC, or shower room.
- Any other room on a floor, not more than 4.5m above ground level, provided with an emergency egress window (which complies with paragraph 2.8).
- A gallery (which complies with paragraph 2.12).
A room accessed only via an inner room (an inner-inner room) may be acceptable if it complies with the above, not more than one door separates the room from an interlinked smoke alarm and none of the access rooms is a kitchen.
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