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Inner Room

  • An inner room is  located within another room.  This may be an upstairs room accessible via an outer room.
  • For safety such rooms should be risk assessed for emergency exit.
  • A dining room converted to a bedroom accessible only via the kitchen is an inner room carrying additional risk.
  • Should a fire emanate from a kitchen then the occupant in the adjacent inner room may not be able to escape via the kitchen.
  • For this reason alternative escapes include a door to the outside from within the room (say the former dining room).
    • Alternatively through a suitable ground floor window fitted with egress hinges and with an opening in excess of 450mm wide.
  • In addition due to the risk, such inner rooms should be fitted with a smoke detector and accessed via a fire door.
Published: 28 September 2015 Last Updated: 17 November 2021