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

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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.


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cairina.moschata answers:

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


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In the Building Regulations (2000) passed on 1 July 2000, the approved Standard Document on Fire Safety was superseded by the approved document to support Part B on Fire Safety.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


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Reckless19 answers:

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


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