Ready to Participate?
Ready to Participate?
Get Started!
Log In

Are locks not allowed on upstairs windows in chalet bungalow due to fire regulations

asked in window locks

u-know-me answers:

All depends if its a Holiday home you on about.
I got locks on my windows (bungalow.) i also have a security grill inside my bedroom window. This is kept unlocked when i am home. When i got out (no-one at home) i lock them.

Most houses now-a-days have lockable windows upstairs and downstairs.
Being wooden and if you own it, i guess its up to you, if you want to put locks on it.

/ reply

cairina.moschata answers:

Locks are for burglars, maybe the owner didn't think that they had ladders?

/ reply

Aiming4777 answers:

In the Building Regulations (2000) passed on 1 July 2000, the approved Standard Document on Fire Safety was superseded by the approved document to support Part B on Fire Safety.

There is a requirement to provide emergency egress windows to habitable rooms on the ground and first floor levels of up to two storey dwellings unless a protected route is provided from those rooms to the final exit.

See attached leaflet http://www.bwf.org.uk/assets/08 Emergency Egress (escape) windows.pdf

By implication, the latching system must not be key lockable. It is not clear from the regulations but fitting safety glass and supplying a means to break that glass may be an alternative.

The best solution is probably that taken by Y-K-M and only lock the windows when you are out but make sure they are ready for egress when in occupation.

/ reply

Reckless19 answers:

Am I totally missing the point here or would a Bungalow NOT have upstairs windows??

/ reply


No Comments